Dr. Adam McLain – Chief Executive Officer
Dr. McLain has created a legacy of helping children and adolescents overcome challenges and find the courage to reach for greater possibilities. His vision and leadership are instrumental in developing strategies that translate to the quality of service we provide to our students and their families.
Throughout his career, he has held positions that allowed him to support the growth of programs serving children in need. Prior to joining the Provo Canyon team, Dr. McLain was Chief Executive Officer for two therapeutic boarding schools in Idaho. Under his direction, the schools experienced tremendous growth and helped hundreds of families. He holds a doctorate in Psychology and received his undergraduate degree from Olivet Nazarene University.
Dr. McLain has provided Provo Canyon School with a very innovative and effective leadership approach that has resulted in significant outcomes in student satisfaction, family communication, program quality and the overall culture of the school. He is an avid sports enthusiast and it is not unusual to see him out playing football or basketball with the staff during his time off.a
Dr. Brett Talbot, Ph.D. – Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Brett Talbot has a strong background of experience and training that has resulted in effective enhancement of our clinical services and the overall care we provide our students. Dr. Talbot has specific training in Psychological Assessments, Chemical Dependency Interventions, and Acute Stabilization.
He is a great addition and support for our new Diagnostic and Stabilization Programs, as well as his ongoing involvement in the Treatment Planning for all our students. He brings to the team a complete understanding of sound evidence-based practice that is demonstrated by the confidence he has created in our clinical approach to treatment.
He is always there to ask the question “why” to help us focus on what is needed. Also, he is a team player, a great resource and always positive with a passion for sharing the message that “you are awesome!”. Brett enjoys the outdoors, spends time hiking, camping and with family.
Dr. Delbert Pearson M.D. – Medical Director
Dr. Pearson was raised in Idaho and attended BYU, SBVC, and University of Oregon Medical School. He Interned at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, completed his psychiatric residency and child psychiatry fellowship at the University of Utah Medical School. He served as a Major and psychiatrist in the US Army including 2-years stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado. He has practiced psychiatric medicine at Provo Canyon School for the past 20-years and currently serves as the Medical Director. Dr. Pearson has a very personable style that instills confidence, compassion and commitment. He easily generates effective therapeutic relationships with all of the youth and families he works with on a daily basis. As a member of the staff, he brings insight, knowledge and passion to any team meeting or discussion. You often hear him voice his commitment that the team at Provo Canyon School, the students, the families, and the services we provide are always his first priority. He also enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife and family, playing with his grandchildren, sports and mountain biking. He has an ongoing interest in continually learning more about psychiatry and science and spends time researching the latest developments in his profession.
Dr. Roger Hiatt, M.D. – Psychiatrist, Springville Campus
Dr. Hiatt is a graduate of Brigham Young University, received his medical degree from University of Tennessee and has been practicing psychiatry for 23-years. He was born in Richmond, Virginia but his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee when he was still very young. He is the son of a physician and it is obvious the compassion he shows clients comes from deep family values.
As part of the Provo Canyon School team, Dr. Hiatt provides sound support and direction in the care of our students. He has an intrinsic drive to help in anyway possible to insure our students have the best opportunity for success. He adds great value, experience and expertise. His devotion shows in the hours and effort he provides no mater the time of day or the day of the week.
As a father, he and his wife have a large family of six children. It is obvious that family is one of his priorities and he treats each of the students at Provo Canyon School like they are one of his own children.