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Review for St Judes Ranch for Children Inc, Boulder City, NV, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Love the comments about CEO, Christine Spadafor's office... She is at St. Jude's Ranch 3 days a month (if it coincides with her board meetings over at Boyd Gaming where she makes $220,000). She makes $476,422 a year at St. Jude's, stops in fires a few dedicated employees, creates a culture of fear and backstabbing and leaves. The pictures in her office are at least 8 years old. The employee turnover is 80% and the occupancy rate of the youth is below 50%. There are multiple EEOC cases for terminating employees that were on work comp leaves and Harassment lawsuits currently filed. The place sucks all around. DFS needs to step in and clean house. Finally the idiot HR Director is gone, Spadafor has been demoted out of CEO and 9 Board members have run for cover. Get rid of Carlye DuPart and the idiot running the thrift store who is egotistical and stealing, the transitional living program director who sells the stuff she steals from the kids warehouse and sells on local Facebook yard sales and the place might have a chance.

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Review for St Judes Ranch for Children Inc, Boulder City, NV, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

St. Jude's Ranch for Children has come under intense scrutiny lately for abuse by the very people that are supposed to be creating a safe haven for abused children. In the last 16 months that I have been sub-contracting for this organization, I have seen upper management fire some very fine, loving, hardworking individuals that truly cared for the children. The CEO, who is seldom even at the headquarters shows up, creates a great deal of chaos, then leaves. I have spoken with the employees about the CEO and they say that "whenever she shows up, someone gets fired". The employees are in constant fear of losing their jobs, which the children pick up on, creating fear in the youth that are already suffering from reactive attachment disorder. It is a very toxic environment for everyone involved. The board members, who should be evaluating the CEO, and other Directors do not hold the CEO accountable for the out of proportion turnover of employees. I was told that the Director, Christina Vela, quit and walked off the campus without saying anything to the youth. I later found out she was fired by the CEO, who then lied to everyone one by saying that Christina did not care enough to say good bye to them. The organization is falling apart, being investigated for several State and Federal violations and the Board of Directors are sitting by doing nothing. Shame on you St. Jude's Ranch for Children! Step down Christine Spadafor you are doing more damage than good.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire all upper management.

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