A New Leaf is a family owned and operated business of masters prepared educators. Combined, we have over 80 years of experience working with families and children, as well as raising a child with autism.




Administration

 

Keith Crownover
President

After relocating to the Boise Area in 2003, following 37 years of public school in California as an educator, I feel most fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with both my daughters, Joy and Amy, in the public schools in Meridian, Idaho, and subsequently in our agency. The establishment of A New Leaf, as a family owned and operated agency, is fulfilling a dream of our family, to create and develop an institution that would provide quality caring services to the participants and families to our surrounding communities. Our agency has been blessed to have so many employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the participants to whom we are able to offer services. My “retirement” continues to be “pushed out”, as I am having such a rewarding time seeking to provide the best environment and services for the special needs population of Treasure Valley. It is our mission and commitment to provide high standards and ethics in the services we provide and to our employees.

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Education

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Administrative Credential

  • Multiple Subjects Credential

  • Cross-Cultural Training Certification


Amy Wright
Administrator

I have been blessed with working in the Human Services and Education fields since 1996. I would like to thank our staff, families, and participants who are and have been a part of our “agency family” in contributing to our growth and success. I reside in Boise with my husband and two children. I enjoy spending time with my family just "hanging-out" and watching movies.

Credentials

  • Master of Education in Crosscultural Teaching

  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Child Development and Child and Family Studies

  • Adult Developmental Specialist


Matt Wright
Accounting Assistant

Matthew Wright, first of my name, derived from a long heritage spanning via Chicago to Ireland. In most aspects of my life, I like to go by my outlandish pseudonym “Matt”. I have recently started an assistant accounting position at A New Leaf Inc. I graduated from The Ambrose School, magna cum laude, and plan on pursuing tertiary education. Originally from Sunny San Diego, I ironically enjoy skiing and other winter sports. I love what Boise has to offer in terms of outdoor recreation and exquisite downtown dining. I look forward to imminent adventures inside and outside of the workplace; something fitting for someone who has moved over 10 times.



Amy Fisher
Accounting

I have 20 years of experience in accounting.  I've been married for over 40 years and enjoy 3 daughters and 5 grandsons.  We moved to Idaho from sunny Arizona to be nearer to our children and grandchildren and have lived in Meridian for almost 3 years.

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science,
    Business Administration,
    Idaho State University


John Cameron
Information Technology Administrator

I've been making computers behave for over 30 years!  My wife Joy and I both love to off-road in our jeeps, go camping in our RV, and travel.  We have been blessed with 3 children and have been married 30 years.  We also have 4 grandchildren whom we enjoy very much!

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems Major

  • Business Administration Minor

  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer


Craig Tanner
IT Support / Marketing

Coming soon!

Credentials (optional)

  • TBD


Amanda Lee
Human Resources

Coming soon!

Credentials (optional)

  • TBD


Brittney Christensen
Front Receptionist

Coming soon!

Credentials (optional)

  • TBD


Medical Department

 

Phyllis Crownover
Nurse Educator / Consultant

I endeavor to make a contribution to our family owned business based upon my education and experiences as a Registered Nurse since 1974.  My professional nursing experience includes hospital direct patient care in (Med-Surg, ICU, OB, Psych), Nurse Educator in  k-12 public education, Nurse Education/Training, plus 20 years as a Nursing Education Program Director.

My professional efforts now are specific to A New Leaf, Inc. as a nurse consultant to our agency staff and as an Idaho State Certified Instructor to provide “Medication Assist Certification” classes for non-medical employees.

Although I am now in a partially retired phase of my career, I trust my years of nursing experience and knowledge can contribute to the overall breadth of professional services that we endeavor to provide to our staff and participants.

My personal interests include enjoying our family to include grandchildren and more recently great-grandchildren, our little dogs, and activities associated with our church family.

Credentials

  • RN, BSHS, BSN, MA


Jessica Tanner
RN

Coming soon!

Credentials (optional)

  • TBD


Melody Kelly
Nursing Admin Assistant

Coming Soon!

Credentials (optional)

  • TBD


Residential Habilitation Department

 

Brent Hart
Residential Habilitation Co-Director

I was born and raised in Meridian and have recently moved back in March of 2008 after living in California for 4 years.  I graduated with my B.S. in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University in beautiful La Grande Oregon in 2004.  In 2004 I also moved to the central valley of California (Modesto) to attend graduate school. I graduated with my M.S. in Psychology after finishing my thesis on infant generalized imitation of live and televised models. 

Credentials

  • B.S. Psychology from Eastern Oregon University

  • M.S. Psychology with Distinction, Behavior Analysis and Marriage and Family Therapy concentrations from CSU, Stanislaus


Chris Wright
Residential Habilitation Co-Director

I am currently a Program Coordinator in the Supported Living program at A New Leaf. I have worked with adults with Developmental Disabilities for over 15 years.   I received a masters’ degree in Psychology in 2012 and enjoy the daily work of improving participants’ daily functional and independent needs.   I have two grown children (Matt and Ashlee) and a lovely wife, Amy, of 21 years.  In my spare time I enjoy watching football, baseball and physical fitness.

Credentials

  • B.S., Business Administration

  • M.S., Psychology


Dana McCormick
Residential Habilitation Trainer

Coming soon!

Credentials (optional)

  • TBD


Anne Hall
Residential Habilitation Admin Assistant

Anne Hall has been with A New Leaf since 2007. She started working as a Developmental Therapist with Children, then eventually with Adults as well. In 2013 she began working in our Mental Health department as an assistant doing billing, scheduling, filing, etc. In 2015 Anne joined the ResHab department in her current role as the ResHab Administrative Assistant.  Anne’s fondness of organization and problem solving is quite useful in helping to keep our ResHab department flowing smoothly. Anne also maintains the Employee Insurance.

Anne was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She married her wonderful husband in 2014 and they welcomed their very sassy daughter in 2017. Anne cherishes the time she spends with her family, usually just hanging out at home or being outdoors together.


Children’s Department

 
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Jennifer St. John
Director of Children’s Developmental Services

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Boise State University.  I was born and raised in the Boise area.  I love this valley.  I have worked with children with developmental disabilities off and on since I graduated from High School. 

Initially, I pursued a career in teaching elementary school. I am a teacher.  I am passionate about education.  I taught third grade for one amazing year.  My students taught me so much about myself and how I want to spend my work days.  I had three students in my class that pulled my heart strings.  Don’t get me wrong…I enjoyed working with all the kids in my class.  Getting to know them and help them to grow was an indescribable experience.  But, there were these three kids…

Two of the students were in the extended resource room most of the day.  The other was in my classroom all day but with special accommodations to help him be successful. By the end of that first school year, I knew I would rather spend the rest of my career helping individuals with special needs than in the traditional classroom.

Eventually, I ended up at a DDA providing Habilitative Intervention to children diagnosed with developmental disabilities.  It was like coming home. Working with our participants has been so rewarding.  I can’t imagine anything I would rather be doing.

Credentials

  • B.A. Elementary Education

  • M.A. Education, Curriculum and Instruction

  • Habilitative Intervention Certification

  • Habilitative Supports Certification

  • Idaho Teaching Certificate K-8

  • BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)


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Katy Harris
Children’s Coordinator / Clinical Supervisor

I am a graduate of the College of Idaho with a BA in Psychology and I am currently working towards my Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis with the intent of sitting for the BCBA exam in 2020. I have worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities for 19 years and cannot imagine doing anything else.  

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Psychology

  • Habilitative Intervention Certification

  • Habilitative Supports Certification


Shantell Woods
Children’s Admin Assistant

I have worked as the Children’s Administrative Assistant for over three years here at A New Leaf and enjoyed every moment of it. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my daughter outdoors and doing crafts together.