Meet the Team

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

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

Kelly Elliott, MSW, LCSW

Position: Medication Manager

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, LCSW

Medication Manager

Stacey Rowlett

Position: Medical/Medication Assistant

Stacey Rowlett is originally from California and moved to Klamath Falls in 1993. She is a wife and mother of three children. Stacey volunteered as youth director at Harvest Outreach C.C., and C.F.W.C. from 1993-2015. Stacey and her husband currently work as associate pastors, and worship directors for Community Family Worship Center. 

In 2015, after caring for a terminally ill relative, Stacey decided to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse. She put her fears aside, took the first step, and enrolled in college. Stacey has completed all the prerequisites required to apply for the nursing program and has remained on the President’s List throughout her college experience. Stacey also worked as a TRIO tutor, and helped students achieve better grades and more confidence in Anatomy & Physiology. Stacey will be applying for the nursing program in May of 2019 and hopes to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing by June 2022.  

In her free time, Stacey enjoys singing the national anthem with her family at various high school and college graduations, OIT basketball games, and other community events. Family is very important to Stacey. She enjoys camping and visiting the coast and spending time with her husband and children.  

Stacey Rowlett

Medical/Medication Assistant

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

Position: Primary Therapist

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

Lindsey Walasek

Position: Primary Therapist

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

Lindsey Burke

Position: Primary Therapist

Lindsey is passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for her students to feel fully seen, heard, and known. She believes it is an honor to be invited into the painful and vulnerable parts of who someone is and longs to create an unconditional space for each individual to be exactly who they are with no shame, guilt, or embarrassment. She takes a curious approach, following the lead of the student, in order to empower them to identify their own needs and goals. Lindsey desires to walk alongside each individual into a place of healing, wholeness, and hope. Besides loving being a therapist, she is enthusiastic about hiking, camping, rock-climbing, and pretty much anything that is outside and active. She has an adorable therapy dog named Bear who you will see roaming around the office and participating on weekend hikes. 

Lindsey Burke

Primary Therapist

Kate Ritter M.A.

Position: Primary Therapist

Kate has been a practicing therapist for approximately 3 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

Sky Asher

Position: Primary Therapist

First and foremost, Sky is grateful to be the mother of four wonderful children, ranging in age from grade school to college. Her experience of being a mother for more than 20 years has been the greatest learning and growing experience life could possibly provide her. Sky believes it is largely life’s experiences that inform who we become and how we perceive the world in which we live. Sky was born in the rural Coastal mountains of Oregon where she developed a deep connection to the natural world. Throughout her adult life, she has lived abroad for several years, lived at 10,000 feet on the Continental Divide, has traveled around the world, and spent seven years raising her children on the island of Kaua’i. Such rich life experience––combined with her education and clinical practice––informs the way Sky supports and relates with her clients. With a Master of Arts in Psychology and all but her dissertation toward her Ph.D from Meridian University, along with over five years of clinical experience working with psychiatric treatment teams, Sky brings a wealth of education and hands-on training to her work. 

 

Sky sees therapy like a compass to help navigate the twists and turns along life’s windy path and a therapist as a great companion for the journey. She offers personal experience and training on a spectrum of modalities to help create new practices and see fresh perspectives that can lead to lasting change. Sky sees the imagination as a powerful tool for transformation, which is particularly useful for young adults in opening to problem solving, flexibility, and a willingness to change. Sky brings to therapy a combination of awareness practices, expressive arts, a cognitive behavioral approach, and working with the many internal parts of the self that influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Sky Asher

Primary Therapist