Tim Nafstad

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Tim Nafstad

Senior Director of Finance

Tim is the Senior Director of Finance at Accanto Health, the parent company of the newly merged Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program. Tim has twenty-plus years in finance leadership roles, including fifteen years in healthcare services spanning dialysis operations, home healthcare, home infusion and behavioral & residential services. Most recently, Tim was Vice President of Finance and Business Operations at BrightSpring Health Services, and prior to that served as Sr. Director of Finance for DaVita Healthcare Partner’s largest operating group helping to lead 400+ dialysis centers in the Upper Midwest in delivering the highest quality care in the dialysis industry. Tim also served for five years as Corporate Controller of a $500M multi-site, multi-national manufacturing firm.

Tim joined The Emily Program in April 2018, becoming a member of the executive team in partnership with The Emily Program’s expert caregivers working to provide exceptional care to all of its clients.

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Dave Willcutts

Dave Willcutts

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Willcutts is Chief Executive Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of the newly merged Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program.

He is an accomplished health care executive whose career includes over 25 years leading organizations in a range of multi-site healthcare services, including specialty pharmaceuticals, home care services, radiology, managed care services and, most recently, behavioral health.

Dave founded and served as the CEO and Chairman of Ancillary Care Management, which was honored on the Inc500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the US, debuting on the list at number 9 in 2006 and 115th in 2007. He has also served as CEO of ONRAD, a full-service Radiology Provider offering physician services in 33 states, and as President of Univita Healthcare’s Integrated Home Care business unit (IHC), a 200 million dollar provider of home care services under exclusive managed care contracts.

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Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

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Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mark Warren is the Chief Medical Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of the newly merged Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program. Accanto is focused on bringing the most advanced, evidence-based care to clients who are treated in a community of recovery. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School, he completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. He is on Faculty at Case Medical School and teaches at University Hospitals of Cleveland and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a past chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western University’s Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, where he co-founded the SIG in Professionals and Recovery and the SIG for Males and Eating Disorders. He is a two-time recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and a winner of the Woodruff Award. He has published and spoken extensively on Males and Eating Disorders, Professionals and Recovery, and DBT and FBT in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Warren was a founding member and co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Medical Care Standards Committee and serves on the FEAST Medical Advisory Board and The Visiting Committee of the Case Western Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

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Carol Peterson, PhD

Carol Peterson, PhD

Chief Training Officer

Carol coordinates the internal trainings and training programs. Working with staff across the organization, she facilities professional training opportunities for The Emily Program staff as well as ensuring Internships, Fellowships, and Practicums meet training requirements. Carol is also a Research Associate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Carol’s interest in research has resulted in authoring more than 90 articles and book chapters. She is an active member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, Academy of Eating Disorders, and American Psychological Association.

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Dirk Miller, PhD, LP

Dirk Miller, PhD, LP

Executive Chairman and Founder

Dirk has been dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders for over 20 years. Dirk oversees all clinical and administrative activities in addition to working directly with clients. He completed his doctorate in psychology at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation was in the area of eating disorders treatment. He developed and administered an inpatient/outpatient eating disorders program at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, which was the first such program in Indiana. In addition to his work with individuals struggling with eating disorders, Dirk also has been involved in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.

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Jillian Lampert, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED

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Jillian Lampert, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of the newly merged Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program.

Additionally, Dr. Lampert is Co-Founder and President of the REDC, the national consortium representing eating disorders care focused on treatment standards, best practices, access to care, and collaborative research. She is also Treasurer of the Eating Disorders Coalition, a DC-based national organization for eating disorders policy and advocacy, and a Board Member of WithAll, a Minnesota-based organization that empowers eating disorder prevention and strengthens support for recovery. She holds an adjunct graduate faculty position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Lampert completed her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology and Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.  She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She has an expansive range of policy, clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders.

Dr. Lampert has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy for Eating Disorders as the Electronic Media Portfolio Director and co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Nutrition Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) and a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), and BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition) dietetic practice group. Dr. Lampert is the author of numerous book chapters and articles addressing the nutritional treatment of eating disorders, body image, sports participation, adolescent health, and disordered eating and she regularly speaks regionally and nationally on numerous eating disorder-related topics.

One of her primary goals in life is to have the kids in her house (and everywhere!) have confident, loving relationships with their bodies and themselves.

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