Sheena Washburn, Clinical Manager and Outpatient Dietitian at our Seattle location, won an Outstanding Preceptor Award from the University of Washington for excellence in her work providing training to interns in her community.
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Maggie Meyers, MA, LPCC, is a Site Director at The Emily Program’s Anna Westin House for Adolescents and Young Adults (AWHAYA) in Saint Paul, Minnesota. AWHAYA will be expanding from a 10-bed facility to a 16-bed facility in September.
TEP: Tell us about yourself!
Maggie: I am a Minnesotan through and through. Here at The Emily Program, I have worked as a lead therapist in our Adult Intensive Day Program, done outpatient work, been a Program Coordinator for our Adult Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program, and have been involved in clinical management. I am currently the Site Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Residential House in Saint Paul. I make sure that things run as smoothly as possible, working directly with providers in the building on a daily basis. I help provide our clients with the best care possible. Outside of The Emily Program, I have a small private practice where I see adults for a variety of mental health issues, and I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Alex Montes has worked for The Emily Program since 2016 as a Program Assistant and an Outpatient Therapist Trainee at locations in St. Louis Park and Saint Paul, MN. Alex is a queer, second generation immigrant. She identifies as both Mexican and Latina, coming from a mixed race and mixed cultural household.
TEP: Tell us about yourself!
Alex: It is impossible for me to talk about myself without talking about my parents, who have incredible stories filled with resiliency and who have provided and sacrificed for their children to provide wonderful opportunities. Without them, I would not be here and I would not be who I am today, which has me proud to be called their daughter.
At The Emily Program, I have worked in Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Intensive Day Programs both for adults and adolescents. Social work has a long history of advocacy, and I am passionate about incorporating advocacy both personally and professionally. It is a responsibility we hold in our communities to speak out, build capacity, lean into discomfort and we have the opportunity to do so in our workplace. That being said, I am also thankful to have found allies at TEP to increase inclusivity and compassion at work, so thank you to everyone!
Ashley Bradbury joined The Emily Program in 2014 as an Office Manager and has since accepted a position as a Human Resources Recruiter. She is a mom of 5 kids, one dog, two goats, many chickens, ducks and a gecko!
TEP: Tell us about yourself.
Ashley: My name is Ashley. I am a Human Resources Recruiter, which I love! I have been at The Emily Program for four years, starting back in 2014. Most of my time at The Emily Program, until recently, has been spent at our Como site in operations as an Office Manager. Outside of work, I am mostly known as a wife, mom of 5 kids, cook, taxi driver and animal herder!
Veteran healthcare executive Doug Foote joined The Emily Program in early May as our Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created leadership role, Doug has direct accountability for business operations, information technology, and change management.
In the fall of 2014, Mandy Gross joined The Emily Program as an intern. Soon after Cleveland Residential opened in 2015, she accepted a full-time position as an eating disorder technician at the house.
“I knew long before working for TEP that I wanted to become a therapist and work with people suffering from eating disorders,” she said. “So, I was very hopeful that my internship would lead to my dream job, and lucky for me, it did.”
Since joining The Emily Program last March, Amy Allyn has worn different hats to meet the various needs of her clients.
She began as a case manager at Seattle Residential, working closely with the treatment team to coordinate discharge and connect clients with helpful resources. Today, Amy now serves as The Emily Program’s program support coordinator, where she manages admissions to the Seattle facility.
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of Tony joining The Emily Program’s treatment team in St. Paul, MN. Because his career has centered on the treatment of eating disorders and addiction, joining The Emily Program was a natural fit.
Amra joined The Emily Program four and a half years ago after relocating to the Twin Cities. She started as an eating disorder technician, and after shadowing a meal at the Anna Westin House, our residential treatment facility in St. Paul, she was hooked.
Elizabeth joined The Emily Program in January of last year as a nurse before recently transitioning into her new role as our clinical admissions specialist. Prior to The Emily Program, she served as an ER nurse at a local hospital, but was looking for something a little different.
Carissa began her journey at The Emily Program as an intern. She observed 2 dietitians during her 5-week rotation here, and after graduating from college in 2015, she joined the Cleveland team full time.
Stacy joined The Emily Program as office manager in the summer of 2012. It was a natural fit for her because she enjoys helping others and wanted a position where she could be a part of something meaningful every day.
Amy Patefield joined The Emily Program in the fall of 2004. Previously, she worked in a hospital setting, but decided to take the leap to a smaller agency — The Emily Program only had 25 total employees at the time — and has never looked back.
Dee joined The Emily Program team at the opening of the Spokane location in the summer of 2013. She was thrilled to see this type of eating disorder treatment resource right in her town. She spent more than 15 years in private practice specializing in eating disorders, but longed to work for a treatment center.
Cameron joined The Emily Program in December of 2016 as a therapist and was later named Program Coordinator at St. Louis Park, MN. He had dreamed of working in eating disorders since studying them in undergrad so TEP was a natural fit.