The Center’s Team

Our team is dedicated to providing trusted, specialized eating disorder care.

Kelly Trautner, Esq. President & CEO

Kelly Trautner, Esq.
President & CEO

Cheryl Ryland, LISW-S  Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and  Chief Financial Officer

Cheryl Ryland, LISW-S
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and
Chief Financial Officer

Jason McCray, PhD Chief Clinical Officer

Jason McCray, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer


Jill Fondriest
Executive Associate to CEO

Martha Petry
Executive Associate to CFO and HR Assistant

Christina Knueppel
Director of Office Management and
Executive Associate to CCO

Carrie McCain
Office Associate

Laura Neptune
Office Associate

Dianna Dunkle
Office Associate

Pam Collins

Tom Sherrill
Director of Patient Financial Services

Lori Johnson
Education and Volunteer Specialist

Mikilah Braun
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Jane Rhoades
Billing Associate


Jenifer Takats, MD
Medical Director

Melissa Reynolds, NCMA
Medical Assistant

Matthew Brooker, MS, APRN, PMHNP
Nurse Practitioner

Rachel Childs, MS, MSSA, MA, APRN, PMHNP
Nurse Practitioner


Sonja Stotz, RD, LD
Director of Food and Nutrition

Douglas McBee
Nutrition Services Assistant

Renee Naumann
Nutrition Services Assistant

Karli Alger, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian

Erin Copley, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian

Jessica Kilbarger, MS, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian

Taylor Lechner, MFN, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian


Kristen Howell, MA, LPCC
Director of Admissions

Caitlyn Brown, MSW, LISW
Admissions Clinician

Kim Krier, MSW, LSW
Admissions Clinician, PHP Clinician

Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
Whitney Hill, MSW, LISW-S
Director of Partial Hospital Program (M’s Place)

Lindsay Varkula, PhD
PHP Clinician

Rosalind Gjessing, MSW, MPH, LSW
PHP Clinician

Kirstin Castle, MSW, LSW
PHP Clinician

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)

Lyndsey Pruett, MA, LPCC-S
Director of Intensive Outpatient Services

Jessica Knobluach, MA, LPCC, CDCA
IOP Clinician

Anna VanMeter, PhD
IOP Clinician

Theresa McClurg-Genevese, MSEd, LPCC
IOP Clinician

5-Day Program
Calvin Timbrook, MA, LPCC-S
Director of the 5-Day Program, Director of Clinical Development

Olivia Adams, MSEd, LPC
5-Day Program Clinician

Caitlyn Erra, MSW, LSW
5-Day Program Clinician

Outpatient Services (OP)
Jennifer Beck, MA, LPCC-S
Director of Outpatient Services

Theresa McClurg-Genevese, MSEd, LPCC
Outpatient Clinician

Lindsay Varkula, PhD
Outpatient Clinician

Melaney Thurman, MS, LPCC
Outpatient Clinician, Clinical Specialist for Support Groups

Lindsey Petersen, MA, LPCC
Outpatient Clinician

M Mullan, MA, LPCC
Outpatient Clinician

Mollie Meisterman, MSW, LISW
Outpatient Clinician

Maria Aleksandrova-Howell, PhD
Outpatient Clinician

Board of Directors

Scott Caine

Polly Bernacki
Vice Chair 

Lisa Kaltenecker, CPA

Chris Book, RD

Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA
Past Chair


Members at Large
Allison Albrecht

Jewel Benson

Thomas Harmon, MD

Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA

Colleen Nissl, Esq.

Lynn Schweizer

Ron Siegle, MD


Angelique Smith

Craig Sutherland

Trisha Whetstone, Esq.

James White, Sr.

Scientific Advisors

Laura Hill, PhD
Eating Disorder Consultant Columbus, OH

Walter Kaye, MD
University of California, San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Michael Levine, PhD
Fellow Academy for Eating Disorders; Emeritus Professor Kenyon College; CA


James Mitchell, MD
Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Christina Wierenga, PhD
University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Carrie McAdams, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Dallas, TX

Marsha Marcus, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA