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Barno promoted to Human Resources Manager

Bethany Barno has been promoted to Human Resources Manager at Uspiritus. Barno has worked at Uspiritus for almost three years as Human Resources Specialist. She was previously a Human Resources Coordinator at Zappos in Shepherdsville, which was later acquired by Amazon Fulfillment Center, where she was employed for more than three years. Prior to that, she […]

Ryan promoted to PRTF Clinical Director

Kathryn Ryan has been promoted to Private Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Clinical Director at Uspiritus. Ryan has worked at Uspiritus for three years as primary therapist in Stone Cottage on the Bellewood campus in Anchorage. She was previously a therapist for two years at Seven Counties Services in the Acute Child Psychiatric Services program. She […]

Parson joins Uspiritus as Outpatient Services clinical manager

Mark Parson has joined Uspiritus as Outpatient Services clinical manager. Parson previously worked at Uspiritus as a Community Based Services therapist for five years before leaving to work briefly as a nephrological social worker. Prior to becoming a licensed clinical social worker, Parson was an English professor for approximately 11 years at the University of […]

Parks-Brown joins Uspiritus as Community Based Services director

Jennifer Park-Brown has joined Uspiritus as Director of Community Based Services – Central Kentucky. She comes to Uspiritus from Jefferson County Public Schools, where she served as Coordinator of Disabilities and Mental Health for Early Childhood for 15 months. Prior to that, she was with Seven Counties Services for 17 years, first as a therapist, […]


From a Uspiritus foster parent upon the arrival of five siblings who had been separated after being removed from their home: “What makes it all worth it is when they tell me how happy they are to be together. I wish you could have seen them the day they came. The younger two came first, then a few hours later, the older three came. When the older children walked in and saw their younger siblings sitting in my living room, they yelled, one jumped in his older sister’s arms, the oldest boy started dancing and the baby, who was in my arms, started bouncing up and down. The children walked through the house and I showed them their bedrooms and they sang, ‘Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!’ Can you imagine how wonderful that made me feel? In their words, I feel ‘awesome!'”