Rebecca Eckstein

Rebecca Eckstein

Rebecca Eckstein

LCSW, CEDS-S

Senior Regional Director, Southeast

Becca Eckstein, LCSW, CEDS, is the Senior Regional Director, Southeast at Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. Becca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having earned her MSW in Social Work from New York University, and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Violin Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Becca’s experience helping individuals with eating disorders in various levels of care at Veritas and in Massachusetts, along with her training in FBT, ACT, CBT, and DBT, informs her evidence-based approach to treatment. She is passionate about empowering individuals to create a sustainable path to recovery that moves them in the direction of their values. She also firmly believes in treatment to outcome, to help ensure the best chance of a lasting recovery process for individuals and their loved ones. Becca specializes in family therapy and sees partners, parents, and other loved ones as essential advocates and allies in the treatment process.

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Brittany Davis, MEd, LPCC-S

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Brittany Davis, MEd, LPCC-S

Senior Regional Director, Midwest

Brittany Davis is the Senior Regional Director, Midwest at Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. Brittany began her counseling career as a graduate student at The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) in 2009. After graduating, she joined the CCED team as the Adolescent PHP/IOP Program Coordinator and remained in this role for 9 years. In 2018, she transitioned to the Site Director for The Emily Program’s Cleveland Outpatient location. Over the years, Brittany has specialized in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders using the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) approach and has attended multiple intensive trainings in Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Brittany is the Mom to a six-year-old daughter, Isabelle, and a four-year-old son, Tyler. She has a love for animals and recently adopted a golden retriever puppy. In her personal time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.

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Mary Bretzman, MD

Mary Bretzman

Mary Bretzman, MD

Vice President for the Department of Adult Medicine

Dr. Bretzman is the Vice President for the Department of Adult Medicine at Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.

Dr. Bretzman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah-Salt Lake City. Since residency, she practiced in primary care in Utah and Minnesota. Dr. Bretzman started at The Emily Program in 2010, providing medical service to all ages in the field of eating disorders.

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Leah Graves

Leah Graves

Leah Graves, RDN, LDN, CERD-S, FAED

Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services

Leah Graves is the Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.

Leah has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. Prior to joining Veritas, Leah was the Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, OK. She graduated with the highest distinction from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985 and then began her work with individuals with eating disorders.

Leah is a founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders where she has served on the Academy’s Executive Team, Board of Directors and Chaired the North American Teaching Days for the International Conference on Eating Disorders in addition to serving the Academy on the Nominating, Fellowship Selection, and Membership Recruitment and Retention Committees. She has also been honored with the distinction of Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Leah has been involved in eating disorders advocacy with the National Eating Disorders Association as a member of the Conference Planning Committee and with the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association where she served as President and Governance Committee Chair. She currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Rock Recovery.

Leah has been invited faculty at many eating disorders conferences including the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Hispano-Latin American Congress on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, Renfrew Foundation Conference, Multi-service Eating Disorders Association Conference, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference, as well as numerous regional and local conferences. Leah has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders and is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research.

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Liz McCabe, PhD, LCSW

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Liz McCabe, PhD, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Liz is the Chief Clinical Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.

Liz joined The Emily Program in 2015 as the Pittsburgh Site Director with the responsibility of expanding access to eating disorders specialty care in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. In 2020 she assumed the role of Chief Clinical Officer and is now responsible for ensuring that clients in all levels of Emily Program care receive effective evidence-based treatment.

Liz brings over 25 years of eating disorders experience to her role as the Chief Clinical Officer. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings and across the domains of clinical practice, supervision, program development, administration, teaching, and research. Prior to joining The Emily Program, she served as Clinical Administrator for the Eating Disorders Program and Director of Social Work at Western Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Liz received her PhD in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research there focused on predictors of readmission to hospital among individuals hospitalized for treatment of anorexia nervosa. She has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters, and frequently presents to local and national audiences on eating disorders and dialectical behavior therapy. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and served as Past Co-Chair of the Family Therapy Special Interest Group.

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Jackie Ottoson

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Jackie Ottoson

Vice President of Human Resources

Jackie Kane Ottoson is the Vice President of Human Resources for Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.

She brings over 25 years of broad corporate and field leadership experience in diverse environments from healthcare to hospitality and non-profit to Fortune 100 organizations. Her previous experience includes McKesson, Caremark, Bon Secours, Deluxe, and Famous Dave’s. Jackie is known for achieving results through building strategic partnerships, leveraging technology, and aligning culture with organizational mission and business objectives. She brings experience in building robust talent pipelines, strategic planning, coaching and mentoring, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and leading through organizational change.

Jackie serves as a board member and operations committee member for Summit Academy, OIC, a community-based vocational training and job placement program in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also serves as a board member and Chair of the Governance Committee for HIRED, one of the most respected workforce development organizations in the Twin Cities area. For Tubman, Jackie is a board and nomination committee member.

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