Curtis Randolph

Director of Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Director oversees and is responsible for the provision of Behavioral Health (BH) services at NACA, ensuring they are in accordance with Arizona licensure requirements, nationally recognized standards of care, and various grant funding agencies. The BH Department provides substance abuse programming, suicide prevention education, behavioral/mental health counseling services, and the Pathways Youth Program. The BH Director clinically supervises the BH staff for both clinical stewardship, and meeting licensure standards.

Curtis Randolph, PhD, LPC, received his Bachelor of Science from Juniata College, and his Master of Education, Master of Arts, and his Doctorate of Philosophy from Northern Arizona University. Curtis is also a licensed professional counselor.

Curtis has vast experience as a Behavioral Health Director, Child and Family Therapist, Mental Health Consultant, School Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Group Counselor for DUI offenders. He has also been a Youth Advocate since 1995.

Curtis was born in Ganado, Arizona, and spent most of his youth in Keams Canyon, Arizona, where he developed a passion for serving Native peoples. Curtis loves traveling with his family, and fly fishing.

Berkely McMurray

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Berkely McMurray, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner serving clients of all ages for evaluation and medication management of mental health conditions. She believes that mental health care starts with removing stigma, empowerment through education, and partnering with the individual in developing their plan of care.

Berkely graduated from the University of Florida with her BSN, MSN, and DNP in 2009, at that time her focus was acute care of the hospitalized patient. She practiced in the hospital setting for the first 19yrs of her career. However, it became evident early on that one of the most important aspects of a person’s health and wellness starts with addressing mental health needs. She returned to school during the pandemic to expand her scope of practice.

Berkely is an avid gym goer, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of audio science fiction novels. She also enjoys new experiences, traveling, trying new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.

Cori Perkins

Cori Perkins, EdD, Licensed Psychologist, grew up in California and moved to the mountains of Arizona to go to Northern Arizona University. Cori has spent most of her career working with children, adolescents, and their families, helping them to deal with issues including anxiety, depression, learning and developmental disabilities, and ADHD. Cori taught in sciences and mathematics at Coconino High School for six years, where she realized that many of the young people she taught were struggling with issues that were impacting their lives and their ability to learn. She decided to pursue a career in the mental health field, and received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from NAU. She spent 15 years working with Hopi youth in the First Mesa area, and has also worked at several schools in Winslow and Flagstaff.
Cori also holds an Arizona School Psychologist’s Certification, and has expertise in working with children and adolescents with various disabilities including Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities. With an understanding of how these issues manifest at school, she enjoys advocating for them in the school setting. Cori has a strong belief that physical health is essential for mental health, and believes that NACA’s emphasis on overall wellness is a good fit for her. Cori is a dog lover and general outdoor enthusiast, and her favorite thing to do is ride bikes in the mountains with her family.

Verda Denetsosie

Verda Denetsosie, BA, LISAC, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Arizona University, and is also a licensed independent Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Arizona. Verda has been serving the communities of Northern Arizona since 1992, and specializes in conducting assessments for court ordered referrals, facilitating group therapy, Motor Vehicle Division license reinstatements, and facilitating DUI education courses.

Verda has personal experience witnessing how recovery works, and believes she can reach the Native peoples of Northern Arizona with a message of the hope they can have through the process of recovery.

Verda loves to read mystery novels and watch movies, and calls it “candy for the mind.” She is learning traditional weaving, and enjoys walking and spending time with friends and family.

Teri Navakuku

Teri Navakuku, MSW, LMSW, received her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University and is a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work. Teri is currently working towards obtaining her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license for the State of Arizona. Teri specializes in a variety of areas which include trauma work (EMDR), Depression, Anxiety, and facilitating Domestic violence groups for court mandated clientele, etc.  Teri is deeply passionate about working with youth and families to help achieve homeostasis and building on strengths to help oneself. Teri is currently working remotely in an office in Tuba City, AZ and also enjoys working with clientele via tele-health.

Teri is a member of the Hopi and Navajo tribes, and was born and raised in Kayenta, Arizona. Coming from the reservation communities, Teri saw a need to work with youth, and hopes to be the light to one’s personal growth. Teri enjoys spending time with her family and dog (Cookie). She also enjoys hiking, being culturally active, traveling, reading, and staying physically active.

Jonathan Yellowhair

Jonathan Yellowhair, MS, LPC, NCC, received his Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University, and is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As a member of the Navajo Nation, Jonathan finds it imperative to implement cultural teachings from his family in Chilchinbeto, Arizona, directly into his work in Flagstaff. He conducts assessments, and is passionate about facilitating groups for clients mandated from the courts, and individuals navigating substance use disorders. His focus areas also include adolescents, trauma, domestic violence, cultural identity, depression, and social anxiety.

Jonathan emphatically advocates for people in recovery/sobriety and believes that everyone has the innate ability to heal themselves by embracing the right process. His work is grounded in helping his Navajo community, but he has also been fortunate to have learned and worked in marginalized African American and Hispanic/Latinx communities in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jonathan loves his pitbulls, Mowgli and Baloo, and enjoys taking them for long walks on trails. He is passionate about spending time with his family, and advocating for his tribe and for Indigenous people in his community.

Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett, MSW, LCSW, received her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona. Hannah is also the co-author of “Tribal Leadership and Care Services: ‘Overcoming These Divisions That Keep Us Apart,’” which was published in the Health and Social Work journal in August 2020.

Hannah specializes in facilitating substance abuse groups and domestic violence classes, as well as working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicidal ideation. Hannah has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Hannah believes that by focusing on strengths, clients are empowered to challenge the systems that impact them the most.

Hannah recently found a renewed love for reading and also enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Kyra Vandervere

Kyra Vandervere, LMSW, received her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Northern Arizona University. Kyra hopes to get her Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) licensure in the future. Kyra focuses on working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations and trauma. Kyra has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy.

Kyra is from Jeddito, AZ on the Navajo reservation, but lived in Colorado for most of her life. Kyra knew that she wanted to move back to Arizona to help Native American communities. Kyra wants to create a safe and comfortable environment for her clients while also allowing clients to engage in their cultural and traditional backgrounds. Kyra enjoys spending time with her family and livestock on the reservation. Kyra also enjoys playing volleyball, beading, and traveling.

Monica Whicker

Monica Whicker, LAC, received her Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has been a resident of Flagstaff for over 20 years and is working toward obtaining her Licensed Professional Counselor Licensure (LPC) through the state of Arizona. She has a background in career counseling, financial counseling, and eight years of experience working with improving outcomes for unsheltered individuals who have experienced reentry from incarceration, substance use, and domestic violence.

Monica uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on strengths-based and solutions-based approach, recognizing that each individual has their own strengths, abilities, and resources that are available to help them find solutions to everyday stressors and obtain better outcomes.

Monica enjoys traveling including a goal of visiting 61 National Parks, hiking, and camping.