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Outreach Team

The Emily Program’s outreach team is dedicated to providing health care professionals and communities with information on eating disorders and services at The Emily Program. Want to learn more? Attend a continuing education opportunity, stop by an event or contact us today at outreach@emilyprogram.com.

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Kelsey Ford

Kelsey Ford

Director of Outreach

Kelsey completed her undergrad degree in Health & Wellness Management from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her MBA-HC from Concordia University-St. Paul. Kelsey comes to The Emily Program with several years of experience in mental health advocacy and awareness education. She is very passionate about challenging stigma, societal misconceptions, and systemic inequities around eating disorders so that more people are able to access quality services and care. Kelsey is thrilled to align this passion with the mission of The Emily Program in her role as the Outreach Manager.

Contact Kelsey at 651-645-5323 ext. 1630 or kelsey.ford@emilyprogram.com.

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Hilmar Wagner

Hilmar Wagner

Clinical Education Specialist

Hilmar Wagner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Minnesota. Hilmar joined the Emily Program in 2006, he currently serves as the Training Coordinator for Nutrition Services and Clinical Outreach Specialist. Hilmar initiates and coordinates training of new dietetic staff, dietetic interns and continuing education for nutrition services for all Emily Program locations. He has presented on a wide range of nutrition topics at local, regional and national conferences. Hilmar received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Master’s Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 12 years. Hilmar has extensive experience working with clients of all eating disorder diagnosis in both individual and group settings and has a particular interest in mindfulness and body-centered approaches to eating disorder recovery.

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Katie Armstrong

Katie Armstrong

Regional Outreach Manager, East

Katie began working at the front desk of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) more than ten years ago, which provided a unique opportunity to observe both the clinical and business sides of eating disorder treatment. When CCED merged with The Emily Program, she was able to seamlessly transition to an outreach role. Katie graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs. As a Professional Relations Specialist, Katie uses her experience and education to connect with professionals, community members, and other treatment facilities to provide awareness and information on the treatment of eating disorders.

Contact Katie at 216-765-0500 ext. 4221 or katie.armstrong@emilyprogram.com.

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Kristin Dostal

Kristin Dostal

Regional Outreach Manager, West

Kristin graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Healthcare Administration. Since then, Kristin has worked in the healthcare field and has developed a passion for building relationships, advocating for mental health and connecting people with the right resources. Kristin has a background in community outreach and uses her experience to bring awareness to the continuum of care for treating eating disorders.

Contact Kristin at 651-645-5323 ext. 1611 or kristin.dostal@emilyprogram.com.

Northwest Region
Caley Willrich

Caley Willrich

Professional Relations Specialist

Caley graduated from Carroll College with a degree in Communication and Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing. She comes to The Emily Program with years of experience in educating and connecting professionals in local communities with resources to better serve their clients. Caley sees mental health as an area that lacks understanding and community acceptance and has taken on this role to change the perception of this stigma. With the skills she brings to the table, in conjunction with her passion that no one should have to face personal battles alone, Caley’s  focus is to bring greater awareness of The Emily Program to local communities.

Contact Caley at 509-847-4779 or caley.willrich@emilyprogram.com.

Northwest Region
Lexus Hartley

Lexus Hartley

Professional Relations Specialist

Lexus graduated from The Lake Washington Institute of Technology with a degree in Public Health specializing her studies Community Education and Engagement, with a minor in Business. Her passion for helping others has led her to The Emily Program where her focus lays on spreading awareness of eating disorders and the compassionate care available to individuals within the community.

Contact Lexus at 206-488-7317 or lexus.hartley@emilyprogram.com.

Midwest Region
Emily Lamb

Emily Lamb

Professional Relations Specialist

Emily graduated from Carthage College on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan with a degree in Business and Marketing and a minor in Communications. She worked in healthcare sales promoting Fortune 100 brands and then took some time off to spend with her two kids. The mission of The Emily Program brought her back into healthcare where she hopes to connect more people with The Emily Program and increase awareness of eating disorders.

Contact Emily at 651-645-5323 ext. 2204 or emily.lamb@emilyprogram.com.

Northwest Region
Katie Sherpe

Katie Sherpe

Professional Relations Specialist

Katie graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Apparel Design. After college, she pursued a career in merchandising and held numerous roles to help influence the business side of retail. While she enjoyed developing her business skills, Katie felt called to more meaningful work and this led her to The Emily Program. With a background in building partnerships in her old world, Katie brings a unique approach to the team and is passionate about bringing awareness regarding eating disorders to local communities.

Contact Katie at 503-421-7172 or katie.sherpe@emilyprogram.com.

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Dani Vincent

Dani Vincent

Outreach and Marketing Specialist

Dani graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She has worked for The Emily Program since 2013. As Outreach Coordinator, Dani connects with providers and members of the community to raise awareness for eating disorders and to help clients access the care they need.

Contact Dani at 651-645-5323 ext. 2223 or danielle.vincent@emilyprogram.com.

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Krista Crotty

Krista Crotty

Director of Clinical Outreach Education

Krista is the National Director of Brain Based Therapies and the Director of Clinical Outreach Education. Clinically she draws from a variety of methods including TBT-S, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, FBT, and acceptance and commitment therapy and often incorporates the use of the creative process in conjunction with the more traditional therapeutic process. She earned her Masters of Science from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in family and pediatrics from Azusa Pacific University. She trained at Harbor UCLA medical center and Loma Linda Children’s Hospital in neuropsych. Away from work, Krista loves being a mom to her three boys, playing outside, going on adventures with her family, skiing, hiking, biking, and camping.

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Kelly Pertzsch

Kelly Pertzsch

Clinical Education Specialist

Kelly Pertzsch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Richmond, the American International University in London and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Eating Disorder Studies from the Lewis and Clark College. She has treated eating disorders her entire career and has worked in community mental health, private practice, and a college counseling center. Kelly has a particular interest in the intersection of eating disorder treatment and social justice, as well as Health at Every Size.

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