Posts Tagged ‘Staff Spotlight’

Staff Spotlight: Leah Palm, Dietitian

Staff spotlight, Leah

Leah Palm is a Dietitian at The Emily Program in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a Dietetic Technician at The Emily Program since 2015.

TEP: Tell us about yourself!

Leah: Hello! My name is Leah Palm and I am a dietitian at The Emily Program and I hope to work here for years to come! I was born and raised in St. Anthony and currently reside there. In my free time, I like to hang out with family and friends. No children, husbands or pets at this time, just a wonderful boyfriend!

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Staff Spotlight: Maggie Meyers, Site Director

staff spotlight Maggie Meyers

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.

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Staff Spotlight: Alex Montes, Program Assistant

Alex Montes, staff spotlight

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!

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Staff Spotlight: Ashley Bradbury, HR Recruiter

Ashley Bradbury staff spotlight

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!

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Staff Spotlight: Doug Foote, COO

Doug Foote

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.

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