Meet The Team

Meet the New Focus Team

Our highly qualified, professional team specializes in helping adolescents launch into adulthood and gain autonomy. The Team at New Focus has a passion for creating quality. We invite you to read more about our team and to contact us with any questions that you may have.

Directors

Brandon resize
Brandon S. Park, Ph.D.

Founder / Executive Director

brandon@newfocusacademy.com

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John Webb
John Webb CTRS, TRS, CMHC

Co-Founder / Clinical & Operations Director

john@newfocusacademy.com

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Janelle Ayala

Admissions Director

janelle@newfocusacademy.com

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Kristi Pulsipher
Kristi Pulsipher

Academic Director, Social Studies Teacher

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Alta Swarnes
Alta Swarnes

Family Connections Director

Kris Thacker
Kris Thacker

Program Director

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Clinical Team

John Webb
John Webb CTRS, TRS, CMHC

Co-Founder / Clinical & Operations Director

john@newfocusacademy.com

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Chris McLaws
Chris McLaws

Primary Therapist

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Chloe Bickman

Primary Therapist

Cheryl McBride
Cheryl McBride

Primary Therapist

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Kade Wood

Recreational Therapist

Academic Team

Kristi Pulsipher
Kristi Pulsipher

Academic Director, Science & Social Studies Teacher

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Bonny Armstrong

Science Teacher

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Danielle Thompson

Math Teacher

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Laura Underwood

Special Education Coordinator

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Brennan Pesner

P.E. and Health Teacher

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Seder Thacker

Teaching Support

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Johnny Young

Social Studies & Electives

Admissions Team

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Janelle Ayala

Admissions Director

janelle@newfocusacademy.com

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Medical Team

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Dr. Douglas Grover

Medical Director

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Lindsay Foster

Registered Nurse

Coaching Team

Kris Thacker
Kris Thacker

Program Director

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Amanda Webb

Senior Program Manager

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Jason Bautista

Program Manager Autonomy House

Additional Clinical Support Team

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Wendy Chase, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Therapist

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Ruben Jimenez, LCSW

Parent Coach Consultant

The Road Home Group

Emotional Support Team

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Bodie

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Lando

Lando

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Brooklyn Trout

Brooklyn Trout

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