This is a  staff list for Havenwyck Hospital in Auburn Hills, MI

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


On this page you will find incomplete staff and complaint histories with sources cited (i.e. Progress Report), the general advisory against segregated congregate care with sources cited, and a reporting guide for those unlawfully harmed or firsthand witnesses to unlawful harm by or at this location to report violations of the law to the proper authorities/law enforcement.  The staff list itself will not be updated with additional names out of a sense of fairness where those providing the names ask for anonymity or confidentiality.  And, this program will remain eligible for merciful release if all criteria are met and no guest sermon is provided by a qualifying sponsor by that time.  In the meantime, it can graduate the COPE Conversion Program by meeting the Honesty In Marketing Standards (HIMS) or permanently close to be removed from the watch-list/released from the COPE Conversion Program.  If permanently closed prior to graduation or merciful release, it will be buried in the virtual graveyard.  




Additional Information
David Bell CEO HEAL required Bell's middle name to verify whether or not Bell holds any professional licenses in Michigan.
MiRhee Chun CFO Chun is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Diane Henneman COO Henneman is a licensed Social Worker and has been since August, 1989.  Source: 
Jane Lozen Director of Nursing Lozen is a licensed Registered Nurse and has been since June, 1984.  Source: 
Julie Szyska Business Development Director Szyska is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Suzanne Dennis Risk Management Dir. Dennis is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Kathleen Snicks Admissions Snicks is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Carol Polly Social Work Director Polly is a licensed Social Worker and has been since January, 1991.  Source: 
Kimberly Champion Community Relations Dir. Champion is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Tom Frattarelli Operations Dir. Frattarelli is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Cara Covey Human Resources  Covey is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Michigan.  Source: 
Amber Davis Recipient Rights Officer HEAL requires Davis' middle name in order to verify whether or not Davis holds any professional licenses in MI.
Hany Mekhael Chief of Staff Mekhael is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 2004 in Michigan.  Source: 
Srinivasa Kodali Medical Dir. (Adult) Kodali is a licensed medical doctor and has been since May, 1986 in Michigan.  Source: 
Neelakantam Jolepalem Medical Dir. (Acute) Jolepalem is a licensed medical doctor and has been since August, 1980.  Source: 
Henry Woodworth Medical Dir. (Residential) Woodworth is a licensed medical doctor and has been since September, 1984.  Source: 
Dr. Bagga Staff  
*(Havenwyck Hospital, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
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External Link: OperationAwareness- Havenwyck Hospital program for youth sexual deviance
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Michigan State Reports on Havenwyck Hospital:
From: "Teri Johnson" <>
To: [Removed]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:30 AM
Subject: Response to your email to the Governor's Office

Dear [Removed],

Thank you for taking the time to email Governor Granholm. Since the
Department of Community Health (DCH) is responsible for addressing
concerns such as yours, the Governor asked that I respond on her behalf.

It is my understanding that Audrey Craft of my staff emailed you on
February 12 to gather information about your complaint against Havenwyck
Hospital, but to date, she has not received a reply.

Ms. Craft also contacted Alexander Dukay at DCH’s Bureau of Health
Systems, Division of Licensing and Certification, to gather information
about the licensing of Havenwyck Hospital. And Ms. Craft contacted
Karen Oliverius, Recipient Rights Officer at North Country Community
Mental Health (NCCMH) where your son was a customer. Mr. Dukay was
aware of your previous complaint to the Attorney General and therefore
had information regarding the residential treatment program at Havenwyck
you referred to in your complaint. According to Mr. Dukay, the
residential treatment program your son was in at Havenwyck Hospital is
licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS), Bureau of Child and
Adult Licensing. It is my understanding that the DHS does not have a
policy that prohibits the use of aversive techniques as is used at
Havenwyck Hospital. However, Ms. Oliverisu reported that NCCMH did in
part fund your son’s treatment at Havenwyck Hospital and that NCCMH
did investigate the related Recipient Rights complaint from March 11,
2008. The allegation of not receiving mental health services suited to
condition was substantiated
, as your son’s Individual Plan for Service
had not been reviewed by the Behavior Management Review Committee or
Human Rights Committee at NCCMH. Ms. Oliverisu reported that the NLCCMH
Plan of Correction, from July 24, 2008, is as follows:

“The North County CMH Behavior Management Review Procedure, effective
9-1-07, will be reviewed at the next meeting of the North County CMH
Risk Management Team on 8-11-08. The procedure will be revised to
include at minimum, training to occur on a regular schedule for clinical
staff related to the Behavior Management Committee procedures and
requirement of the review of treatment plans that include Level II or
III interventions. Revisions to the NCCMH Behavior Management Review
Procedure will be completed by 9-30-08.”

I understand that you received a copy of the Recipient Rights
investigation that incorporated the recommendations listed above. I
hope this information has been helpful to you.


Irene M. Kazieczko, Director
Bureau of Community Mental Health Services
Michigan Department of Community Health


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March 2015 "Admitting our son to Havenwyck was a horrible mistake. If we could do things over we would wait for a different facility to have a bed opening. There was no communication. We were not contacted for input on a treatment plan. We were never able to talk with the psychiatrist. After the first day of admission my sons assigned Social Worker went on an FMLA. He was never assigned a new S.W. He was there 11 days. From what we can tell he was supervised and medications were changed, but no real treatment. We felt as if we were visiting a prison when we went to see him. No one smiled, the staff was abrupt, dehumanizing of us, and acted like our questions were a nuisance. The staff demonstrated a total lack of compassion for what our family was going through and treated us as though we had done something wrong. My son is adopted and has experienced extreme, complex traumas. Our son was six, and scared. To be able to talk to him we had to have workers from our community mental health and therapy team call and pressure the staff to enforce the scheduled phone calls he was supposed to get each day. Worst of all, he was released in worst condition than when he entered. It has been a month and he has yet to recover from his stay there. When we followed up with our private doctor he reported that of 20 of his patients that were sent there, 1 had a decent experience. Our community mental health has told us they are considering not allowing our counties children to be admitted there in the future. This facility did not follow through on anything they said and/or are legally required to do, including forwarding my sons treatment plan and medication changes to his doctor and scheduling a follow up appointment as required in discharge planning. As this was our first experience with this type facility, I am hopeful that there are others who do a much better job in helping families and individuals with mental illness."  Source: Robin W.
April 2013 "Processing plant on the adolescent side.  From attempted suicide to back at home and cured in just 5 days.  A few med changes here and you're fixed.  My child is just as much a danger to self today as they were when they went in.  They have simply learned not to say the words "i want to hurt myself today".  Little to no information is obtainable about any facet of your child's care when they are there.  Not sure who there is making off with all the kids books, clothing, and personal effects.  Several items brought on intake were never given to child and never returned when being quickly and hastily discharged and was told by other parents in the holding area they experienced the same thing..  DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE UNLESS THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOUR INSURANCE WILL PAY FOR. "  Source: Parent  [HEAL Note: Even then, it is a bad idea...]
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All segregated congregate care providers, including those on our watch-list, are welcome to contact us to correct any information or provide additional data that may assist with delivering the whole truth to the public.  The HEAL Mission of COPE (HEAL) found in many cases where this offer has been abused or resulted in revealing additional basis for our concerns. For some examples see feedback.  Now, we are willing to look at the facts and may have questions or require documentation backing up any claims.  We do verify licensing, academic backgrounds, and other qualifications when investigating and researching programs on our watch-lis/enrolled in the Conversion Program to assist consumers seeking additional information on such programs or victims requiring assistance with getting corroborating evidence of their claims.  We do that in order to make sure the information we provide is accurate and verified and cite our sources.  In the event any information we've posted is in error, we're happy to make a correction. 

HEAL does not support segregated congregate care for many reasons which include that many such facilities are abusive, exploitative, fraudulent, and lack effective oversight often as a result of fraudulent misrepresentation coupled with the ignorance of those seeking to enroll loved ones in such facilities, programs, schools, or centers without a valid court order and involuntarily.  In the United States such involuntary placements done without a court order are apparently illegal as they either violate the Americans with Disabilities Act community integration requirement or due process rights of those involuntarily placed.  Now, in regards to parents, in the United States parents have the right to waive their own rights, but, not the rights of their minor children.  See for more information.  Now, most facilities on our watch list include waivers, indemnity clauses, and sworn statements legal guardians must sign assuring the program that the parents/legal guardians have the right to make the placement involuntarily and without due process in a segregated congregate care environment, however, California and federal prosecutors as well as settled law appears to suggest that is not the case.  In fact, in the David Taylor case found at , Taylor sued Provo Canyon School and his mother as co-defendants.  His mother was found liable for 75% of the damages awarded to Taylor as a result of multiple complaints including false imprisonment, while the program was found only 25% liable because the mother owed a duty of due diligence to investigate anyone to which she would entrust care of her child and she failed to do so. 

Now, HEAL opposes segregated congregate care and we find most placements are happening illegally in the USA which if the youth understood their rights would result in unfortunate outcomes for the parents, particularly when they don't exercise good judgment and support the fraud and abuse rather than their own children when they need remedy and justice.  And, HEAL supports all victims of fraud and abuse in seeking remedies at law for any crimes or torts committed against them.  And, that's true whether or not the program or victims are in the USA. 

HEAL has a 5 point argument against segregated congregate care we'd like you to consider:

a.  Segregated care is unconstitutional and a civil rights violation.  It is only permissible if a person is unable to survive independent of an institutional environment.  For more on this, watch the HEAL Report at  Or, see:  which includes in part:    "United States v. Florida – 1:12-cv-60460 – (S.D. Fla.) – On April 7, 2016, the United States filed an Opposition to the State of Florida’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.  In the Motion, the State had asked the Court to rule, on a variety of grounds, that the United States could not recover damages for unnecessarily institutionalized children to whom the State had been deliberately indifferent."

b.  Institutionalization is always dehumanizing and coercive.  Institutionalization always harms the institutionalized and deprives them of protected civil rights.  Dr. David Straker, Psychiatry Professor at Columbia University's School of Medicine (Ivy League) explains this in detail at  "Many institutions, from prisons to monasteries to asylums, deliberately want to control and manage their inmates such that they conform and do not cause problems. Even in less harsh environments, many of the institutionalization methods may be found, albeit in more moderated form (although the psychological effect can be equally devastating)."  (See website linked in this paragraph for more info.)

c.  Institutionalization is not in the best interest of children.  Institutions are not ever better for a child than living with a loving family.  Source:       

d.  Reform schools, residential treatment programs, and other segregated congregate care settings have been shown to be ineffective and harmful.  Best source on this currently is:

e. Boarding Schools, even the "good ones", result in a form of social death, isolation, and cause both anxiety and depression.  Therefore, it is clearly not in the best interest of the youth subjected to those environments.  Sources: and

Beyond the above arguments against segregated congregate care, we have reports from the NIH, Surgeon General, Yale University Studies, and much more showing the methodologies of behavior modification are damaging, harmful, and ineffective.  You can request these documents via e-mail.  In addition, for such programs offering academic services or claiming to offer diplomas, certifications, or the like, it is important to check to see if it is a diploma mill with no accredited academic services.  Please see article: "Avoiding Scams: What You Need To Know"  for important information on how to avoid education/training scams.

If you'd like to see what HEAL suggests rather than segregated congregate care (i.e. committing a crime or tort against your child if done against their will without a court order), please see articles: "Fix Your Family, Help Your Teen" and "Emancipation Guide".
In Michigan, the criminal statutes of limitation are 6 years on misdemeanors, 10 years on most felonies, 25 years on most human trafficking, and no statute of limitations on felonies including some human trafficking, first degree criminal sexual conduct and murder.  For civil suits in Michigan, the statute of limitations is 3 years.  Here are your options:

1.  Report crimes such as assault, battery (including involuntary drugging), labor trafficking, and kidnapping/false imprisonment to law enforcement in Michigan.  You can call the Auburn Hills Police at 248-370-9444 to inquire about filing an official complaint which may provide the probable cause needed to get a warrant for investigation and/or prosecution.

2.  File a consumer complaint with your home state's attorney general against Havenwyck and include your request for compensation for any harm done to you.  If you are a resident of Michigan or would like to file a complaint with the Michigan Attorney General as a non-resident, file your complaint here: 

3.  If you do not wish to file a consumer complaint, you can contact a private personal injury attorney and look into suing in tort/civil court.  However, if you can't afford the retainer, you should expect to settle out of court with a non-disclosure agreement which may bar you from speaking publicly about the incident because you've agreed (even if with a grumbling assent) to the terms of the settlement. 
4.  You may send a new e-mail to with subject "Post My Feedback" and we will post your feedback (e-mail printed to .pdf disclosing your name and e-mail address and any information in your e-mail with that subject) to  and add a direct link to those .pdf files to this page . 

 5. You may also wish to provide a guest sermon.  Guest sermons are posted at , under Progress Reports/Guest Sermons at where appropriate, and on program info pages when applicable.  So, one provided by you on your program would also be placed on this page .  Guest sermons should be written into the body of an e-mail and sent to . Your first and last name will be disclosed (contact info will not be unless you expressly request disclosure).  For sermons available on our site see  (and sermon archives linked on that page).  If you have questions about this option, please contact Please see  to get an idea what your sermon may be worth.

6/2/21: COPE Conversion Program Progress Report: Havenwyck Hospital


 Last Updated: February 27th, 2023

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