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MEET THE TEAM

Qualified and caring. Each team member is carefully chosen to bring the utmost professionalism and compassion to our home.

Corrina L. Leone

Corrina L. Leone

Founder & President

With 22 years of experience owning and operating multiple residential and outpatient centers, Corrina has a passion for supporting individuals and families toward long term healing and wellness. Corrina Leone is the Founder of Imperial House, located in the East bench of Provo, Utah. Formerly pursuing a career in nursing, she changed her education focus to business-healthcare. She now feels that creating a safe environment of hope, healing, empowerment, self-love, and individual treatment is where she can make the greatest difference. Corrina currently sits on the Utah State Board of addiction recovery. She enjoys business development, marketing and public relations, through which she reaches out to the community with compassion and passion for those struggling with loss of personal identity, lack of self-esteem, addictions, and mental health diagnoses which paralyze their lives. A graduate herself of two treatments programs: a youth survival program in the desert, and a yearlong residential program. Corrina has gleaned an insight into people affected by mental health and substance disorders and an empathy for those who suffer. She is a people person with a voice and feels she can make a difference. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors and camping with her favorite “human”, her pitbull Denver.

AMY WHITTAKER, LCSW

AMY WHITTAKER, LCSW

CEO

Amy has worked for over 20 years with adolescents and their families as a juvenile probation officer, therapist, and clinical director. She holds a Master degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University, with her graduate focus in adolescent and family psychotherapy. Amy’s clinical experience includes long-term and short-term residential treatment programs as well as outpatient therapy.

The last 14 years of her career have been spent in administrative roles where she has focused on program development, operating efficiency, compliance and outcomes. She thrives in working with a dedicated team that helps create lasting change for individuals. In her spare time, Amy enjoys traveling to warm locations, reading, camping and spending time with her other half, Chad, and their two dogs.

KEANNA WOOD

KEANNA WOOD

Director of Human Resources

Having come from a background working in training and development, project management, designing training curriculum, data analysis, and residential treatment care, help me bring a lot of experience to Imperial.
Conversely, my experiences being part of several professional women’s groups and multicultural groups allow me to lend a and in the passion that is desperately needed in this industry. It’s a unique time to be in a role where people are the primary focus. We face numerous hurdles and I enjoy finding ways to work around them to ensure the accuracy of our processes and procedures as well as cultivating the human connectivity and closeness of our teams.

Lorna Hall

Lorna Hall

Residential Program Director

Lorna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science which provided her with research studies and experiences in program collaboration and creation. She has a passion for being part of a facility that provides a safe calming space where clients can truly heal.

Lorna is married and has two sons and a bonus daughter-in-law. She enjoys cooking for her family and spending time with them playing games. She loves to read and is learning to knit.

Lorna has worked in the area of Residential Programming in various capacities for over 20 years. She was a director for another facility for the past 5 years prior to moving over to Imperial. She has implemented and worked with several different residential programming models. Through this experience, she has learned that programming that is centered around a Trauma-Informed approach contributes more greatly to clients healing. She has observed and believes that the Trauma-Informed Care approach drives a nurturing and structured method to programming which facilitates a safe and calm space to support clients in sustained long term healing.

Briana McCall

Briana McCall

Academic Director

Briana McCall earned her masters degree in Special Education from Moreland University and a BA in Music and French with a leadership certificate and honors from Sweet Briar College. Briana has been working in treatment since earning her teaching degree and focuses her energy on creating a positive classroom that meets students’ needs where they are at. In 2017 Briana hiked the 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail and enjoys spending her freetime outside climbing and backpacking.

Lexi Giles

Lexi Giles

Admissions Specialist

Lexi has worked in the mental health field since 2014. She began her career as direct care staff, working with girls and boys in residential treatment. She is grateful for her time spent working directly with students and loved the experience she gained. The last five years Lexi has supported families throughout the treatment process. She is passionate about providing the best treatment and experience for students and their families. She was drawn to Imperial because of the small intimate environment. Lexi truly believes in the work that happens at Imperial and feels incredibly blessed to be part of the Imperial Family. Lexi has several hobbies which include coaching competitive cheerleading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Reid Robinson

Dr. Reid Robinson

Medical Director

Reid Robison is the co-founder and medical director of Cedar Psychiatry. He is also a
founding board member at the Utah-based non-profit Psychedelic Institute. Dr. Robison
serves as Coordinating Investigator of the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for
Psychedelic Studies) MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy study of Eating Disorders,
supervising the training and clinical research of all of the MDMA therapy sites.
Additionally, he works in a medical and therapeutic capacity at psychedelic medicine
retreats abroad, and often consults on medical safety issues and plant medicine use.
Reid was born in Chicago, but grew up in Toronto, Canada. He completed
undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Brigham Young University, and went on to
medical school at the University of Utah where he earned both his MD and MBA
degrees. After residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Utah, Dr. Robison
completed fellowship training in Neurodevelopmental Genetics, followed by a postdoc
in Bioinformatics. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at both the University of Utah
and Brigham Young University.

Ronda Merrell

Ronda Merrell

APRN

Ronda has been a nurse since 2003. She worked in labor and delivery for 14 years. She then spent 3
at the Utah State hospital working with the severely mentally ill population, where she developed a
deep interest in the field of mental health. She has significant experience working with women,
depression, and anxiety.
Ronda earned her undergraduate degree at Weber State. Ronda also graduated with honors while
earning her Masters in Nursing at Frontier Nursing University with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental
Health.
Ronda is a motivated nurse practitioner who has a desire to incorporate evidence-based practice
with the collaborative care model. Her desire is to help patients find hope, joy, and meaning in their
lives.

Cassandra Howell

Cassandra Howell

Clinical Director

I received my Bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology from Westminster College and my Masters in Social work from the University of Utah. I have worked with children and their families for over a decade, in many different settings, including working in residential treatment centers, doing outpatient therapy, and working therapeutically in homes with families.

Melissa Keddington

Melissa Keddington

Primary Therapist

I have a bachelor’s degree in family studies from Utah Valley University and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gonzaga University. I take an experiential and narrative approach to therapy. I enjoy my work and creating relationships with those I have the opportunity to work with.

I enjoy spending time with my family, and love to explore the outdoors. I love traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures. I enjoy finding time for myself and developing goals that challenge me, and continue to help me learn and grow.

Brandi Webb

Brandi Webb

RN

I am a Registered Nurse specializing in mental health and substance abuse recovery. I began my career in medicine in 2002, and have been a hospital CNA, Medical Assistant, and phlebotomist, but spent the majority of my career as an EMT-A working in the emergency room and ambulance, before finally becoming a nurse. As a nurse I worked in surgery, and a majority of my nursing experience is in substance abuse recovery. I pride myself on excellent patient care, and compassion for others.

I am part of a non-profit that does homeless outreach, and we also provide characters (princesses/superheroes) for charity, or community events. I am currently furthering my education, and plan to continue on to be a Nurse Practitioner. I have a Brady-Bunch style blended family, and I enjoy spending my time with them when I am not at work.

Michelle Willis

Michelle Willis

Therapist

Michelle Schurig Willis grew up in Alaska, hunting, fishing, hiking, and snowboarding in the most beautiful scenery on earth. She moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University where she graduated with honors. She received a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Utah where she did extensive research on the influence of mothers and romantic partners on the ongoing healing of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

She is passionate about helping people overcome difficult challenges and obstacles that are preventing them reaching their highest potential. Michelle draws from a rich background and many life experiences to help people overcome their struggles. She understands the pain and heartache of career ending sports injuries, difficult relationship issues, familial dysfunction and abuse.

Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother to 5 amazing children. She also finds joy and healing in sewing/crafting and photography.