Our Team

Our Team

For Nearly 50 Years

Our team of multicultural, experienced, and credentialed staff are dedicated to providing the best care to everyone who enters our doors. With a motto of uplifting the human spirit, together, we believe there is an opportunity for all individuals to lead fuller, richer lives.

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Leo Magrdichian joined the WestCare family in December of 2010 and was initially employed as a Counselor Intern at WestCare’s longest operating program, Harris Springs Ranch. Mr. Magrdichian is licensed in the State of Nevada as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor (LCADC-S); and he currently serves as the Regional Vice President of WestCare Nevada.

Leo Magrdichian, LCSW, LCADC, LCADS-S

Regional Vice President

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Todd Edwards (LSW, CSW-I, CADC, CADC-S) is the Clinical Director of the Las Vegas Community Involvement Center. Mr. Edwards has over 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health and addiction treatment. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and is pursuing dual licensure in both Mental Health and Addiction. He is currently a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling Supervisor and staff trainer. Todd has lived locally in the Las Vegas area since 1980 and is a busy husband and father of 6 children as well as an avid outdoorsman.

Todd Edwards, LSW, CSW-I, CADC, CADC-S

Clinical Director

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Irma Magrdichian joined the WestCare family in May of 2011. She was initially employed as a Counselor Intern at the WestCare Nevada Community Involvement Center (CIC). During her tenure at the CIC, Ms. Magrdichian provided both outpatient and intensive outpatient services. She was also responsible for implementing and providing Spanish speaking services at that location; something that WestCare hadn’t done in the Las Vegas area prior to her arrival. Ms. Magrdichian earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and currently serves as the Director of Residential Services, overseeing both Harris Springs Ranch and the Women and Children’s Campus.

Irma Magrdichian, BA, CADC

Director of Residential Services

Karen Bacher
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In 2022, Dr. Bacher returned to Nevada from Florida where she was the Outpatient Director for our WestCare, Pinellas Park location. Dr. Bacher has over 25 years of experience in community health and human services, and holds graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico, Southern Illinois University, and Northern Illinois University. She has previously held full-time teaching appointments at Indiana State University and the University of New Mexico in their human services/community health programs and continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the addiction counseling program at UNM-Gallup. Her extensive background in health services administration, human services, and addiction counseling will serve her well as she functions in her new role as the Director of Community Behavioral Health Services at our Las Vegas Community Triage and Community Involvement Centers.

Karen Bacher, Ph.D, LADC-S

Director of Community Behavioral Health Services

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Amanda Henderson, Director of Accreditation-Western Region, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern Supervisor. Ms. Henderson holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Gerontology from Northern State University. In addition to daily operations of NV programs, Ms. Henderson is responsible for program licensing, certification, CARF accreditation and evaluation for the Western Regions of WestCare Foundation Inc.

Amanda Henderson, MS, LADC, LADC-S

Director of Accreditation – Western Region

WestCare Nevada Community Action Council

John Jeppsen, Chair

Marilyn Moran, Vice Chair

Christine Bosse

Arnold Stalk

Eric Endy

Pat Foley

Kirk Holmes

Nancy Mays

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

MaryAnn Rivera

Russell Swain

Bill Houghton

Linda Falba McSweeney

 

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Insurances Accepted

We have a Nevada State Welfare Outreach Enroller onsite and can get uninsured persons connected with benefits the same say services are requested.