Meet our Jail Transition Program staff

Monte Memmott, CMHC  Program Manager

Monte Memmott, CMHC. Criminal Justice Program Manager. Monte has worked as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for over 10 years contracted with the Utah County Jail and he has worked for Wasatch Behavioral Health since 2002 in other capacities. Monte has experience working with clients coping with trauma, substance abuse, addiction, and other mental health issues. He has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, as well as being an EMDR trained clinician. Monte is married with three children. He is an avid baseball fan who makes it a priority to attend at least a couple MLB games each season.

On the weekends he enjoys being at home with family and barbequing or smoking in the backyard.

Jared Johnson, Therapist Supervisor

Jared T. Johnson, LCSW is the Therapist Supervisor for JTP, WATCH and The 90 Day OUT Program. Jared earned his MSW degree from the University of Utah with an emphasis on forensic social work. He has worked in inpatient and residential settings in various roles over the last 15 years. Jared loves enhancing and learning new therapeutic skills. He is trained in CBT, RPT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness interventions.

In his free time Jared enjoys playing guitar, oil painting, drawing, reading watching movies and being with his family. Jared and his fantastic wife have four awesome children.

Mereesa Bangerter, CSW. Therapist

Page Bowler, CSW graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Edinboro University in 2020 and returned to the JTP program as a therapist after working in the program as a case manager since 2018. Page has experience in using CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing in therapy. He also has experience in running various skills groups, including: anger management, life skills, behavioral change focused groups, and psycho-educational support groups for families whose loved ones struggle with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Page has worked with adults, including couples, as well as families and children.

“My experience as a case manager has lent an understanding of the unique circumstances and challenges that criminal justice- involved and homeless people experience, and I feel a strength I have is the ability to develop effective and trusting relationships with my clients that are crucial in developing a strong therapeutic alliance.”

Page loves playing guitar, hiking, reading, going to concerts, and expanding variety in my life by trying new things.

Stephanie McDonald, LCSW. Therapist

Stephanie McDonald, LCSW is a Therapist for the Jail Transition Program (JRI). Stephanie has been working in the mental health field since 2012– working primarily with at-risk youth, children and families both in Chicago and Utah. Stephanie is EMDR trained and has experience in crisis intervention, CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety model, group therapy and individual therapy with extensive training in trauma-informed care. Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Science and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago in Social Work.

Stephanie enjoys being in the sunshine and outdoors where it’s warm. She loves being active and has competed in several triathlons. Stephanie has been blessed to travel the world, loves everywhere she has been for different reasons but ultimately she loves the culture. Above all else…Stephanie loves and adores her family and spending her free time with them.