Our Team

Kipp Dana LPC. Executive Director


Kipp L. Dana, M.A., LCPC, LAT  Brigham Young University: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Phoenix  Master of Arts, Educational Counseling


Kipp is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. He has worked in the substance abuse and mental health field since 1989 and as a licensed therapist since 1996. His professional experience spans several service sectors including: secondary and higher education, community mental health, residential treatment, youth corrections, and substance abuse prevention and treatment.



Kenyatta Merriweather, APRN


HCBH2016-8833Sara Burnside PCSW (Afton & Thayne) She has 15 years combined experience working in child abuse and sexual assault. She is certified child forensic interviewer, trained in the protocol of the National Children’s Advocacy Center as well as the protocol of the National Association of Certified Child Forensic Interviewers. She holds dual Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, going for walks, and exploring her new home. She is a native New Mexican and a recent transplant to Star Valley.






D’Andrea M. Chichester (Evanston) Associates in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University, Currently perusing Bachelors of Criminal Justice at Colorado Technical University. She has 8 years experience facilitating different types of social skills groups as well as MRT. She has been MRT Certified since January 2015. She loves anything to do with the outdoors and spending time with family and friends

HCBH2016-8726Annette K. Christensen LPC (Evanston) Annette enjoys all areas of counseling.  In her free time she enjoys reading riding horses, playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with family. 








Stephen B. Cook Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist (Clinical Director for Evanston) He has 25 years of experience specializing in Clinical Psychology.

Dana McGuire, PPC (Pinedale) Dana graduated from the University of Wyoming with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She recently completed her master’s degree from Adams State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While originally from Colorado, Dana has lived in Sublette County for 7 years and worked in a variety of community settings including doing outreach for Big Brothers Big Sisters and working with children with special needs at both Sublette County School District #1 and Children’s Learning Center. Dana has worked for HCBH since October 2017 and specializes in working with children, couples, anxiety, and stage of life issues.







Jennifer Gogol LPC (Afton)  Jenni has a M.S. in Community Mental Health Counseling and 6 years of experience. She specializes in Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders, personal growth, grief and loss, anger, and stress management. In her free time she loves to travel, be with her family, play with in the outdoors, cook, and laugh.


Teresa Hardman, LPC (Pinedale)  Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Utah and Wyoming and has provided counseling in number of settings including in-patient hospital, intensive outpatient and vocational rehabilitation services. She has over 20 years of experience working with anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, life adjustment issues and severe mental illness. She also is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has worked with people with all types of disabilities. Teresa loves spending time with her family in the outdoors -camping, fishing and hiking. She also enjoys traveling to music festivals and concerts with her husband and their border collie Woodrow.


HCBH2016-8898Sarah Hixson LCSW Clinical Director of Pinedale and Marbleton) Sarah has 23.5 years of experience in the mental health field. She works well with anxiety, depression, trauma, family preservation, and substance abuse.  She specializes with adults, adolescents, Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-transgender-questioning. Sarah also works in Client Advocacy and social services. In her free time she loves to cross country ski and introduce others to skiing. She loves to explore the outdoors including camping and hiking. She likes to spend time with relatives, especially her 91 year old mother but also enjoys meeting new people of all ages. She likes to travel and she love animals.







HCBH2016-8724Tiffany L. Hogue LPC (Evanston) Tiffany graduated from Weber State University in 2010 with her B.A. in Child and Family Studies. She went on to graduate from Utah State University with a Master’s of Rehabilitation Counseling in 2012. She has worked as the Youth Alternative Home Association Program Director until March 2016. She started at HCBH as a PPC March 2016. She really enjoys working with adolescents. Tiffany enjoys  being outdoors and spending all of the time she can with her family. She also really enjoys yoga, reiki and painting.







HCBH2016-8763Dinah James M. Ed, LPC (Mountain View & Kemmerer) Dinah has 11 years of experience as a counselor. She specializes in CBT, psychodynamic, DBT. She has extensive experience in Recovery from Addiction and as a Substance Abuse Evaluator. Dinah enjoys quilting, taking walks and hiking, watching TV and movies, and listening to audio books.








HCBH2016-8753Maureen Lyons MSW/ LCSW (Evanston, Mountain View & Kemmerer) She has 11 years of experience. She specializes in DBT, Early Childhood, and Trauma Focused CBT. Her interests include horses, Grandchildren and the outdoors.








HCBH2016-8843Elizabeth K. Miller (Clinical Director for Afton) She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Colorado University, Greeley, CO. She has her Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO. She has been Practicing since September of 2009 and licensed since 2010. Professionally she enjoys working with teen-agers, families, and women. In her free time she Enjoy sewing, reading and spending time with her family.








Aaron Preece, LPC (Pinedale)  Aaron is an avid outdoorsman, runner and musician.  He is passionate about his family, reading, playing soccer, wood working, and camping/back packing.  You can often find him on a mountain trail just out of cellphone range having the time of his life.  Aaron grew up on a small ranch riding horses, chasing cows, bucking bales and milking cows by hand.  He first found music on the piano and took lessons for 11 years before his teacher realized he was actually playing by ear.  In his senior year, he was in the school show choir, the school musical, the soccer team, and the community theater. Doing music in high school paid off in spades at the state choir festival that year, where he met Teisha with whom he flirted mercilessly throughout the weekend.  Nearly 3 years of writing letters and emails passed before these dear friends started dating and were married just 9 months later.  Singing is the thread that brought them together and it continues today with dedications, weddings, funerals, community events or making music with their children Oakley and Landon at home.  The whole family sang with composer Dan Forrest in The Pinedale Festival Choir and Cathedral Voices Spring Festival at Walk Festival Hall in Jackson in May of 2018.  He and his family moved to Pinedale 4 years ago with their two horses and two dogs and have enjoyed the surrounding wilderness nearly every day since then. Aaron earned his BS degree in Human Resource Management from Western Governors University after wandering through academia for 8 years. After a year in the wilderness of southern Utah working with troubled youth, Aaron found his passion for helping people and pursued a MS degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.  Currently, Aaron is a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor at High Country Behavioral Health in Pinedale, WY.


Jason Reasor, Intern (Pinedale)  Jason is currently completing his MA in Counseling and Master of Divinity with Counseling Emphasis at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and anticipates graduating in May 2019. Jason has had extensive experience with counseling individuals and groups through formats other than the clinical setting. These areas of counseling include: anger management, grief, crisis intervention, marriage & family, and conflict resolution. Although a native of Alabama, Jason and his family have lived in Pinedale for three years.





HCBH2016-8871Jaimi Scott LPC (Afton & Thayne) Jaimi enjoys Child-Centered Play Therapy, DBT therapy, and Family Systems. In her free time she enjoys traveling and exploring new places, spending time with family in the outdoors, camping and enjoying nature.









Kristle Westover LCSW   (Afton)   Kristle has 17 years of mental health and substance abuse counseling. She is Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for mental health disorders, substance abuse, and drug court. She enjoys playing with kids, playing games/socializing, and being outdoors.









Reed Lesuma (Afton)

Victoria Kelm-Foy (Evanston)

Michelle Flyr (Evanston)

Cassie Heap (Evanston)

Mark Jaggi (BV and Evanston)





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