Meet the Team

Glenn White

Position: Co-Founder
Glenn, a graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.S. degree in Education and Outdoor Recreation has over twenty years experience leading wilderness trips on both coasts of the United States, as well as in Mexico and Tanzania. He has designed and implemented adventure programming for college students, corporate management teams, high schools and the general public. Glenn has extensive experience working with troubled adolescents and young adults in the outdoors. Glenn’s knack for building community and helping students discover meaning in their lives is central to the Dragonfly curriculum. Having struggled himself as a young adult, Glenn found his calling helping young people rediscover themselves, take responsibility for their lives, and find their own unique path. He motivates and inspires young adults using an insight-oriented approach allowing students to discover themselves and articulate their own beliefs, values, gifts and strengths. In addition to mentoring students and staff, Glenn manages the day-to-day Dragonfly operations and big picture. He can most often be found engaged in projects with students.

Glenn White

Co-Founder

Mona Treadway, PhD

Position: Co-Founder

LCSW

Mona has a doctorate in Leadership and Change through Antioch University where her research focused specifically on young adults in treatment. She is also a graduate of Portland State University with a Master’s in Social Work and a graduate of Prescott College with a B.A. in Human Development and Wilderness Leadership. She has worked with a variety of populations, including women survivors of breast cancer and Native Alaskan teenagers dealing with substance abuse issues. Mona has led therapeutic wilderness trips taught college-level outdoor courses and wilderness skills such as rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, glacier travel, and backpacking. Her graduate internships included working at hospice, a drug and alcohol outpatient program and as a counselor at Oregon Institute of Technology. While at OIT she received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Suicide Assessment and Prevention.

Mona loves working with people and is a natural-born therapist with a gift for helping young adults “let go” and accept their situation so they can begin building meaningful lives. Mona has a clear understanding of family dynamics and an ability to help families move from crisis into stability. She particularly loves program development and creates an environment where staff and students alike engage in the process of growth and change.

Mona Treadway, PhD

Co-Founder

Michelle Hall

Position: Executive Director

Michelle brings over 25 years of leadership, operations, and customer service management experience to her role from a variety of organizations, including Apple, REI, and Target.  She received her B.S. in Strengths-Based Management from Bellevue University and her M.S. in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University as well as continuing education in operations and human resources.  She brings her passion for growth and life-long learning to the Dragonfly team.

Michelle joined Dragonfly to build on the legacy created by the Dragonfly Transitions founders twenty-two years ago in helping young adults overcome obstacles and launch into the next phase of their lives. She loves working with the team, partners, families, and students, strategizing ways to grow and improve the program, and feels privileged to be a part of such a purpose-driven organization. Leveraging her training in project management, customer service, and instructional design, she has a solid track record for creating developmental programs and strategies that help teams deliver their best work. Michelle is excited to continue her personal and professional journey with Dragonfly Transitions and Embark Behavioral Health.

As a parent to two young adults, she brings a personal connection to the work as well as her professional experience.  An avid reader, runner, hiker, and traveler, you can find her playing outside when she is not working, spending quality time with her family, watching baseball (go Cubbies!) or reading a book.

Michelle Hall

Executive Director

Misty Phelps

Position: Human Resources Director

Misty brings more than 25 years of general management, operations, and human resource experience to Dragonfly Transitions. She was raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon and graduated from Klamath Union High School. Following high school, her family opened a small business that they operated until 2014. Misty worked in the human resources departments for Klamath County schools 2013-2022 building an extensive knowledge base of human resource laws, practices, resources, exceptional communication skills, and a love for helping people. She is completing her Bachelor of Science, Business – Human Resource Management degree from Western Governor’s University and has earned Excellence Awards in Business Ethics and Business Strategy. In addition, she is a AASPA Certified Professional Human Capital Leader in Education. 

When not at work, Misty enjoys spending time with her husband, children, family and friends, reading, motorcycling, event planning, traveling, and getting outside.  

Misty Phelps

Human Resources Director

Anthony Liufau

Position: Clinical Director

Anthony is very proud of his Samoan culture and upbringing, and comes from a huge immediate and extended family.  Born in Southern California and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Anthony relocated to Ashland after high school and has made Southern Oregon his home for most of the last 20 years.  Anthony enjoys traveling and considers himself a foodie; but much of his energy these days is geared towards being a father to his son and spending quality time with family members across the USA.

In 2008, Anthony received a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology/Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.  Prior to this, Anthony had traveled abroad to the University of Guam as an undergraduate for his Junior year; where he was also afforded an opportunity to travel to various countries in Asia too.  Anthony believes that this experience, coupled with his rich cultural upbringing while living in the USA has really contributed to his seamless ability to get along with just about anybody; especially because he finds the variety of differences that exist amongst people fascinating.

In the mental health field, Anthony began work as a part time behavioral health specialist for several years before landing an internship and employment opportunity as a Mental Health therapist with the Veterans Health Administration(VHA) in White City, OR.  After 7 years in White City, he took an opportunity to relocate/transfer to the Anchorage, Alaska VHA as a residential Mental Health therapist there for 2 more years before moving back to Southern Oregon in September 2017.  Anthony was a therapist, quality assurance manager and director for a local non-profit agency for the last four years before becoming a Clinical Director with DragonFly Transitions in February 2022.

Anthony Liufau

Clinical Director

Karen Elliot

Position: Academic and Vocational Coordinator (Ashland)

Karen grew up in Scotland and later moved to California with her younger sister. Karen is excited about the next chapter in her life in Oregon.

Karen has worn many hats throughout her career from working in the interior design field to working with children as a preschool teacher. Karen received her master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from San Jose State University and is taking classes at Walden University in mental health counseling. Karen is working on obtaining her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure and is excited about her career development at Dragonfly Transitions.

For the past three years, Karen has used her expertise in career advising in the San Francisco Bay Area helping disadvantaged youth 18-24 achieve their employment, training, and educational goals through a federal funded program. Karen also has experience in higher education helping students and community members with their education and career goals at Ohlone Community College.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with family. Karen makes it her goal to visit a national park each year.

Karen Elliot

Academic and Vocational Coordinator (Ashland)

Heather Beaman

Position: Academic and Vocational Coordinator (Klamath Falls)

Prior to joining Dragonfly Transitions Heather enjoyed careers in politics, volunteer management, and, most recently higher education. Working both in admissions and academic advising, Heather spent 11 years in higher education assisting students not only with their academic needs but a host of other life hurdles that are part of the maturation process. By far the most challenging obstacle she witnessed was the impact of mental health concerns on young adults in college. Consequently, Heather feels passionate about mental health. It is a privilege for Heather to holistically assist students at Dragonfly with both academic/job goals as they progress through their mental health treatment.

When not working with students, Heather enjoys looking for treasures and antiques as she is an avid estate sale and thrift store shopper. She also enjoys cooking and baking….especially around the holidays.

Heather Beaman

Academic and Vocational Coordinator (Klamath Falls)

Keady Mueller

Position: Finance & Compliance Manager

Keady has extensive experience in administrative roles and brings professional presence in her position as Finance and Compliance Manager at Dragonfly.

After spending several years in Southern California working in the funeral industry, she located back to Southern Oregon. Keady started as Office Manager and was responsible for assisting with students’ weekly schedules for each term, overseeing and tracking student accounts and most importantly providing support to both the students and staff team.

As the Finance and Compliance Manager, Keady does a lot of behind the scenes budget tracking and internal auditing for the three Dragonfly locations. She helps implement new systems that are beneficial for alignment and continuity for the locations. Keady appreciates the culture of the Dragonfly community and the numerous opportunities for students to obtain life skills while on their journey to becoming more independent.

When Keady is not working, she enjoys trying new foods, spending time with friends and family, watching mysteries and most of all being with her three girls.

Keady Mueller

Finance & Compliance Manager

Tori Langford

Position: Administrative Assistant

“Victoria, mainly referred to as Tori, is a fun-loving homegrown girl from Dorris, Ca.  She grew up learning about agriculture and being an active member of 4-H and FFA by raising swine and bottle baby calves.  After high school she decided to start her journey by living in all corners of California.  She met many people who taught her valuable life experiences and made enough memories to last a lifetime.  She hopes she can continue her family legacy of helping others as she comes from a long line of public servants ranging from key historical military and government figures, to police officers and healthcare workers.  Now her journey has brought her back home; and with her, skills that help her with her duties as Administrative Assistant.  Working at Dragonfly Transitions is such an exciting milestone in Tori’s life and she is so excited to be part of the team that encourages young men and women heal and reach their potential.

In Tori’s spare time, if you don’t find her dancing around her kitchen or reading, you’ll find her with her family, playing Legend of Zelda, finding new adventures to go on, and enjoying all Netflix has to offer.”

Tori Langford

Administrative Assistant

Josh McGinnis

Position: Facilities Coordinator

Josh was born and raised in Klamath Falls and is an avid outdoorsman who loves spending time hiking through the many trails that Oregon has to offer and fishing every opportunity that he gets.

In 1998 he wanted to start a fulfilling career, so he became a proud member of U.S. military. While in the military he earned his associates degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He also volunteered for many organizations to include Habitat for Humanity, CASA, Citizens for Safe Schools, the David R. Kingsley Foundation, and the Klamath County Search and Rescue.

Josh recently retired after serving 23 years in the military and was excited to join the Dragonfly team. He first started as Mentor, then moved into the Facility Coordinator position where he also takes on the Safety Officer role.

Josh said that out of all his accomplishments in life, the greatest one is being a father to his three daughters.

Josh McGinnis

Facilities Coordinator

Derek VanHorn

Position: Admissions Coordinator

Derek, born and raised in Southern Oregon, is known for his strong work ethic and passion to “always do the right thing”. Coming from a rich background of early entrepreneurship, starting two of his own companies before the age of twenty-five. He could not be happier to be a part of the team here at Dragonfly Transitions where he can use his resources to help others.

Deeply involving himself with the community of Medford, Derek created programs for victims of domestic violence and working hand in hand with all animal shelters in the rogue valley to rescue as many cats as possible.

Derek’s free time is mostly spent in the wilderness. He loves hiking, fishing, kayaking and rockhounding with his wife and Toy Australian Sheppard named Smokey. If he is not out in nature, he is likely at home managing his zoo of cats he fell in love with during his animal rescue days.

Derek VanHorn

Admissions Coordinator

Katie Bruner

Position: Registered Nurse

Katie was born and raised in Klamath Falls. Katie brings 25 years of nursing experience and has worked with Dragonfly students through the local Primary Residency Clinic with Dr. Jackman for about 15 years.

“I’m honored to be a part of such a magical program that helps make things better in this world.”

Katie Bruner

Registered Nurse

Kelly Elliott, MSW

Position: Clinical Supervisor (Klamath Falls & Embark at Dragonfly)

Kelly is a graduate of Portland State University with a Master’s in Social Work. She obtained her undergraduate degrees at the Oregon Institute of Technology to include a BS in Applied Psychology, BS in Communication Studies, and a Dispute Resolution Certificate. Kelly has completed additional graduate coursework in Behavior Modification and currently provides individual behavior support services to Dragonfly students.

She is the mental health consultant for the local Oregon Pre-Kindergarten and Migrant Head Start Programs. The Oregon Air National Guard brought Kelly and her husband, Jeff to Klamath Falls in 1987 where they have established a large family. Kelly provided foster care in Klamath County for 23 years for high risk infants and currently has a graduate certificate in Providing Therapy for Foster and Adoptive Families. She has extensive knowledge in adoption issues both international and domestic. Her background is in attachment theory and she believes that all members of the family have to work together to create a functioning system.

Kelly has been around the Dragonfly community for the past twelve years in a variety of roles. She began as a mentor and went on to complete her extern requirements for graduate school. She assisted in creating various policy and procedure manuals, worked in admissions, provided therapy, behavior support, and medication management. When she is not working or taking care of kids, Kelly likes to attend ballet, tap, jazz, or modern dance classes.

Kelly Elliott, MSW

Clinical Supervisor (Klamath Falls & Embark at Dragonfly)

Alie Thompson, PMHNP-BC

Position: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Consultant

Alie is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and has practiced psychiatric medicine since 2006. She relocated to Provo from Portland Oregon where she specialized in both private practice and in-patient psychiatry.  She provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults and has experience treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders. She is happily married and the mother of four children. In addition to practicing medicine, she enjoys exercising, watching movies, and spending time with her family. 

Nurse Practitioner School: Oregon Health and Science University, Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner studies.

Alie Thompson, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Consultant

William Bunn, D.O.

Position: Psychiatrist & Clinical Consultant

Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Prior to Medical School he was a full-time English instructor at BYU and was honored as a Meyhew Teaching Award Finalist. Dr. Bunn has written publications in the area of doctor-patient communications and medical education. His most recently published article discusses how to help medical students develop more empathy for the mentally ill. Dr. Bunn attended medical school at Des Moines University with clinical training at Ohio University. His psychiatry training was completed at the University of Utah, where he received outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently provides psychiatric care for a number of organizations including the BYU Student Health Center, UVRMC, Universal Health Systems, and Innerchange. In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Dr. Bunn takes a conservative approach to medication management.

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William Bunn, D.O.

Psychiatrist & Clinical Consultant

Dyer Snider

Position: Clinical Coordinator (Klamath Falls & Embark at Dragonfly)

Dyer has over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health. He is originally from Louisiana and comes from a long line of public service. He earned his Master’s in Social work from Portland State University and is dedicated to social work at many levels of practice. His primary study in graduate school was in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Polyvagal Theory. Dyer has worked in numerous levels of care including Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Residential, and Secure Psychiatric. He has worked with clients as young as six years old up until adults in their mid-80’s.

Dyer has been instrumental in the creation and development of numerous treatment programs and has mentored many clinicians and social work students. He loves this work and believes it contributes much to the field of behavioral health. Dyer finds great meaning in his work and believes it to be a calling, not just a career.

Dyer Snider

Clinical Coordinator (Klamath Falls & Embark at Dragonfly)

Jordan Cornwell, M.S., C.R.C

Position: Primary Therapist (Klamath Falls)

Jordan holds an M.S. Degree in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University. He has worked in the mental health counseling and substance abuse field for over five years, including prior experience in working with adolescents and adults with dual diagnoses. Jordan prefers to meet clients where they are to develop rapport and encourage change through a positive and supportive therapeutic relationship. His interests include using motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Jordan believes in the power of connection and enjoys working with family and support networks to help clients realize their therapeutic goals. Jordan enjoys working with the LGBTQIA population and uses personal experience to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and caring space for exploration, growth, and healing.

He has received a number of accolades including membership in Chi Sigma Iota, the international and professional academic honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors.

As a former collegiate athlete, he earned All-American status in soccer and basketball and was the 2002 National Soccer Player of the Year in soccer. As an athlete and outdoor enthusiast, he believes that healing and growth can come from pushing personal limits and connecting with others through athletics and nature. Jordan is an avid hiker and completed 650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021 before an injury sidelined him.

When he is not working Jordan enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and CrossFit. He believes in the power of nature to connect spiritually.

Jordan Cornwell, M.S., C.R.C

Primary Therapist (Klamath Falls)

Lindsey Walasek

Position: Primary Therapist (Embark at Dragonfly)

Social worker by day, Wisconsin sports fan by night. Lindsey earned her BSW at UW-Oshkosh, focusing on social justice and followed this degree with her MSW, with a focus in trauma informed practice and human rights at Southern University of New York, Buffalo. Lindsey comes to us with a background working with youth with severe and persistent mental health diagnosis, individuals experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence, violence prevention and different realms of the child welfare system. Through these experiences, Lindsey has worked with a multitude of unique and diverse individuals, placing value in these traits and individuality in the therapeutic process. Through practice, Lindsey has developed a strong interest in incorporating non-deliberative practices (such as art, rhythm, movement, sound, and sensory approaches) and explores with clients if and how this would be beneficial in their process. Lindsey holds a strong belief that there is growth in connection and utilizes this belief while building rapport and continuing through the therapeutic process.

Though Lindsey grew up in Wisconsin, she has been in Oregon since 2017 and has been finding a sense of home while here. In her spare time, Lindsey spends most of her time with her animals, her dog Zen and two rabbits Cozmo and Pluto, as well as indulging her right brain with painting, creating mosaics, writing poetry, drawing, and singing like nobody is watching! Through the chains of change, Lindsey has found great comfort, meaning ,and guidance from the following statement, “when you’re headed in the right direction, the universe follows”.

Lindsey Walasek

Primary Therapist (Embark at Dragonfly)

Kate Ritter M.A.

Position: Primary Therapist (Klamath Falls)

Kate has been a practicing therapist for approximately 4 years. She received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Virginia, graduating with honors. Her experience working in the mental health field spans through all age groups, specifically adolescents, young adults, and older adults. Kate has a love for truly understanding an individual for who they are, meeting them where they are, and designing a treatment based on what they need. Kate’s personal therapeutic preferences include elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and the Psychodynamic theory. Additionally, she provides a multicultural perspective within her practice, welcoming all from different backgrounds and ethnicities. She believes in the power of working alongside families and students as a team to create a stronger support system throughout the treatment process. Kate enjoys working with young adults, those within the LGBTQIA population, diverse populations, and more. Kate has received multiple honors throughout her education and training, including a membership in Omega Nu Lambda, an academic honor society for current and former students within and following their graduate degree.

Kate Ritter M.A.

Primary Therapist (Klamath Falls)

Azure Samuels

Position: Primary Therapist (Ashland)

Azure spent the first half of her career in academia, educating, advising, and supporting students as they navigated the complexities of the university system. As the senior education specialist at George Washington University, Azure was responsible for implementing and managing a program for medical students who wished to engage in international service opportunities. As the academic case manager at the University of North Carolina Asheville, Azure provided individual support for students who were struggling to reach their academic goals due to emotional, social, or financial difficulties.  As a mental health professional Azure has supported survivors of sexual assault, both in the US and internationally. She has worked as a school-based therapist in the Portland and Asheville Public Schools.  

Azure approaches therapy through a person-centered, trauma-informed lens focused on creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for individuals to explore and process their inner worlds.  Informed by neuropsychology, Azure’s focus is on supporting and empowering young adults during this critical neurodevelopment period. Azure’s therapeutic approach is based on mindfulness, polyvagal, and somatic therapies. Through this integrative approach, Azure assists students in identifying their developmental edge as they explore their growth potential.  By engaging in the relationship between mind, body, brain, and behavior, students are able to increase their emotional and mental wellbeing and in turn increase their levels resiliency, motivation, and hope.

Azure Samuels

Primary Therapist (Ashland)