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.

Leo Magrdichian Headshot

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

Irma Magrdichian

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

Amanda Henderson Headshot

Amanda Henderson is a Clinical Professional Counselor Intern (CPC-I), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor (LADC-S). She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern State University located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She joined the WestCare family in February of 2014 and has nurtured many roles within the organization. Currently, she is responsible for program licensing, certification, accreditation, and evaluation in addition to monitoring contract deliverables and reporting for the Western Regions of WestCare Foundation Inc.

Amanda Henderson, MS, CPC-Intern, LADC-S, LADC

Regional Administrator –
Western Region

Gardis Canty

Gardis Canty joined the WestCare family in September 2017. With a master’s degree in Licensed Professional Counseling and several undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Gardis first joined the WestCare family in September 2017. At that time, she had no experience in substance abuse treatment, but had a great passion for working with women.

She was offered guidance and mentorship by colleagues and leadership. In 2019, her passion and efforts led her to become the Clinical Manager of our Women and Children’s Campus and now she has moved forward in becoming our Director of Community Health Services at Maryland Parkway.“ Here is where I learned and defined through my life experiences how to uplift the human spirit,” stated Gardis. “WestCare provided me a space to be myself and grow into my authentic self. For that reason, among many, it will always hold a special place in heart.”

Gardis L. Canty

Director of Community Health Services, Maryland Parkway

Edgar Salcedo

Edgar Salcido was originally from New Mexico but grew up in Las Vegas. He started with WestCare as a Behavioral Health Technician after graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During his time at Harris Springs Ranch, he has been able to learn and develop in both his professional and personal life. He is currently completing his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno which will only further enhance how he continues to help those we serve.

Edgar Salcido

Program Director, Harris Springs Ranch

WestCare Nevada Community Action Council

John Jeppsen, Chair

Marilyn Moran, Vice Chair

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

No insurance - no problem! We have a Nevada State Welfare Outreach Enroller onsite and can get uninsured persons connected with benefits the same day services are requested. We will not turn anybody away due to an inability to pay.