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Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CPT
Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CPT
Lauren specializes in eating disorders and helping people to break free from diet culture using a weight-inclusive, HAES® approach. She has hands-on experience working with eating disorders from residential through outpatient levels of care. Lauren has spoken nationally on athletes and ED, adolescents and ED, and weight stigma and has presented her own research examining the effects of intuitive eating–based nutrition education on adolescent female cross country runners.

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Sarah Archer, LMFT
Sarah Archer, LMFT
Graduating from USD in 2005 with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Sarah is a licensed clinician with over 15 years of experience in the treatment of Adolescents and Families. Sarah currently serves as both UCSD Adolescent Program Manager and Director of Adolescent Athletic Programming, where she runs both athlete patient and parent groups and worked with UCSD sports medicine to create protocols to safely return adolescents back to their sport.

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Victoria Brooke Ayden, MD
Victoria Brooke Ayden, MD
Dr. Ayden is a board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, where she was chief fellow during her last year of fellowship. Prior to medical school, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. She has experience as a personal trainer, field hockey coach, and NCAA Division I athlete. As a student-athlete, her team won the Big Ten Championship and competed in the NCAA Final Four. She has also lead seminars on the Mind-Body connection.

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Kate Bennett, PsyD
Kate Bennett, PsyD
Kate Bennett, PsyD, supports the clinical and performance needs of athletes and specializes in the treatment of athletes recovering from eating disorders. Dr. Bennett, a former athletic trainer, cycling coach, and two-time national champion, has worked with Olympians, national champions, professional athletes, and DI/II/III student-athletes. She authored the book chapters “Eating Disorders in Athletes” (2017) and “Motivation and Mental Training” (2017).

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Rosie Cheng, MPM, LAT, ATC
Rosie Cheng, MPM, LAT, ATC
Rosie Cheng is currently the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Wellness, Staff Liaison for the Plaidvocates; which is a peer to peer health and wellness advocacy program, and Athletic Trainer at Carnegie Mellon University. As the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Wellness, she is responsible for developing and overseeing the Sports Medicine Assessment of Risk Tendencies (SMART) program. Cheng understood student athletes are more comfortable speaking to their peers when faced with adversity. She created the Plaidvocates; which are a trained peer-to-peer volunteer organization of student-athletes committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the CMU Varsity Athletic community.

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Dolores A. Christensen, PsyD, HSP
Dolores A. Christensen, PsyD, HSP
Dr. Dolores Christensen is a licensed psychologist and the Assistant Director of Psychological Resource for OU Student-Athletes at The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department. She has a master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College. Dolores completed her doctoral internship at UC Davis Counseling Services in the eating disorder emphasis area and her postdoctoral residency in dual emphasis areas of eating disorders and sport psychology.

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Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD, CEDS, CMPC
Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD, CEDS, CMPC
Founder and CEO of Ascend Consultants in Healthcare
Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD, CEDS, CMPC, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified Mental Performance Specialist, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University and Founder/CEO Ascend Consultation in Health Care. She is a former NCAA Division I athlete, Head Coach and a U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Psychology Registry member. Dr. Conviser consults with US Figure Skating, and enjoys work with novice, collegiate and professional athletes from various sports.

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Rebecca DeHamer, MS, RD, CPT
Rebecca DeHamer, MS, RD, CPT
Rebecca earned her BA in Education and Movement, MS in Nutritional Science, and certifications in both Personal Training and Intuitive Eating. Before moving into Dietetics, Rebecca worked in the field of Sports and Nutrition as an Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher, Researcher, and Adjunct Professor. Currently, she is an Adolescent Eating Disorders Dietitian, and Sports Dietitian with UCSD’s Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, and owns DeHamer Dietetics: outpatient dietetic therapy.

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Nicole Farnsworth, MS RD LDN
Nicole Farnsworth, MS RD LDN
Nicole Farnsworth completed her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the District of Columbia and completed a dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Nicole works as a clinical nutrition specialist for the Division of Sports Medicine and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and as a Dietitian/Nutritionist at Van Dusen Nutrition, a private practice in the Boston area.

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Caley Featherstone, MS, LPC, NCC
Caley Featherstone, MS, LPC, NCC
Caley Featherstone is a licensed professional counselor in Boise, Idaho. She works at her private practice as an eating disorders and DBT specialist, focusing most of her work on treating clients with eating disorders and suicidal ideation. Caley is passionate about awareness and prevention and serves a NEDA Walk coordinator and legislative advocate. She has presented her knowledge and research on eating disorders and suicide at several conferences and continues to conduct research at Boise State University. Caley draws from her experience as a competitive distance runner to her work with athletes.

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Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic
Dr. Gaudiani is an eating disorders expert physician and the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale, where she won numerous clinical awards. Dr. Gaudiani moved to Denver in 2007, choosing Colorado with her husband because its emphasis on the outdoors, the incorporation of nature into daily life, and the importance of family activity time as it offered a great way to foster work-life balance. In 2008, she was one of the founding team members of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. After seven great years there, she left as its Medical Director to pursue her vision of outpatient care, founding the Gaudiani Clinic. During her years at ACUTE, Dr. Gaudiani became a nationally recognized internist for her work on the medical complications of eating disorders. Dr. Gaudiani’s book, Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, was released via Routledge in October 2018.

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Ashley Hansen, PhD
Ashley Hansen, PhD
Ashley Hansen is a post-doctoral clinical psychology resident at The Victory Program at McCallum Place with a clinical and research focus broadly relating to athlete health and performance. She earned her Master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology at Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Leipzig (Germany), and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Saint Louis University with an emphasis in sport psychology.

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Lanae Joubert, PhD
Lanae Joubert, PhD
Dr. Lanae Joubert is an Associate Professor, sports dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist at Northern Michigan University. In addition to teaching a variety of nutrition courses at NMU, she has presented internationally and nationally on the topic of rock climbing nutrition and its associated disordered eating behaviors. She has published research on rock climbing, is a passionate sports dietitian active in the SCAN DPG, and has enjoyed climbing for the past 20 plus years.

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Katie Kovacs, MSEd, LPCC-S
Katie Kovacs, MSEd, LPCC-S
Katie Kovacs, MSEd., LPCC-S is the founder of Kovacs Counseling, a private practice in Columbus, Ohio that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and related is-sues. Her areas of clinical interest within the field of eating disorders include giftedness, faith-orientation, sports and performing arts, and personality theory.

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Taylor Larson, RD, CSSD, LD
Taylor Larson, RD, CSSD, LD
Taylor is a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Dietetics and has held a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise since 2010. Taylor joined the McCallum Place team in 2014 and works with both adult and adolescent patients in the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs, helping them rediscover healthy relationships with food and exercise. She also maintains a small outpatient practice in the St. Louis area. Taylor enjoys educating patients on the science of food and exercise to help replace rigid and distorted beliefs with flexibility and enjoyment.

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Krissy Lines, MS RD CPT
Krissy Lines, MS RD CPT
Krissy Lines is the owner, Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer with Peace by Piece Nutrition, which provides outpatient nutrition therapy, personal training, and community education in San Diego, CA. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Nutrition from Texas State University, and CPT from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Krissy continues to advocate for eating disorder awareness and athlete health by advising local athletic teams with education, training and nutrition therapy.

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Megan Marshall, MEd
Megan Marshall, MEd
Megan E. Marshall, M.Ed., is the Business Core Administrator in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. She is also the co-founder of the F.L.Y. Movement (Fuel. Love. You.). They seek to provide educational workshops to cultivate safe spaces for athletic teams to discuss body image, sport and performance. Their mission is to create transparency in the way you think and talk about body image and eating disorders in athletics.
Marshall began her time at Penn State as a Division 1 student-athlete on the track and field team. She was a Big Ten Medalist in the Distance Medley Relay, a Big Ten Scorer in the 800 meters, and a member of the Penn State school record-setting Distance Medley Relay team in 2007.

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Becca McConville MS, RD, LDN, CSSD
Becca McConville MS, RD, LDN, CSSD
• Becca McConville MS, RD, LDN, CSSD is a board certified sports specialist and eating disorder dietitian. In addition to Becca’s private practice, she serves as a consultant to the University of Missouri Kansas City Athletics, Kansas City Ballet, local colleges and previously worked with the Kansas City Chiefs. Becca is also the author of Finding your Sweet Spot- How to Avoid RED-S (Relative Energy Deficit in Sport) by Optimizing Your Energy Balance. She is a co-host of a podcast called PHIT for a Queen devoted to female athletes. Becca has a strong passion for providing athletes with skills and education during their transition out of sport so that they may thrive into their next chapter of their lives.

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Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, CSSD, CPT
Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, CSSD, CPT
Marisa Michael is a sports dietitian, personal trainer, and group exercise instructor. She is in private practice in Portland, Oregon. She helps clients achieve better health and performance through nutrition. She specializes in intuitive eating, triathlon and rock climbing nutrition. She is a member of the International Rock Climbing Research Association and holds the International Olympic Committee’s Diploma in Sports Nutrition.

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Laura Moretti, MS RD CSSD LDN
Laura Moretti, MS RD CSSD LDN
Laura Moretti completed a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition New York University and her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Laura is a dietitian for the Division of Sports Medicine and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital. She specializes in sports performance based nutrition, and treatment of low energy availability and eating disorders in athletes. Laura is the consulting RD for the Boston Ballet, US Rowing, and US Figure Skating, and an Instructor at the Institute for Rowing Leadership. She is also the owner of Laura Moretti Nutrition LLC, a Boston based private practice.

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Tina Muir, MBA
Tina Muir, MBA
Elite Runner, Author of "Overcoming Amenorrhea: Get Your Period Back. Get Your Life Back"
I came to the US to pursue my running career Ferris State University while I completed my bachelors degree. I ended my collegiate career as an 11 time All-America Track and Field/Cross Country athlete. I have run in two British Olympic Trials, finishing 3rd in the 10k in 2012, and 5th in the Marathon in 2016.

I completed my Masters Degree in Business (MBA) in May 2012 from La Salle University while working as the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach for the La Salle Cross Country and Track Team. Until March 2017, I spent the time chasing my running goals as a professional athlete, including achieving my lifetime goal of representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a World Championship.

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Joanne Perry, PhD
Joanne Perry, PhD
Joanne Perry is a licensed psychologist embedded in the Novant Health Orthopedic Service Line, where she provides clinical, health, and sport psychological services to orthopedic and sports medicine patients. Previously, she worked as the sport psychologist for UNC Charlotte. She attended Saint Louis University for both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology with a focus in sport psychology. Dr. Perry has published on a variety of topics and largely focuses on applied research.

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Bridget J. Quinn, MD
Bridget J. Quinn, MD
Bridget Quinn received her BA in Biology and minor in English from the University of Vermont. She graduated AOA from UVM College of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Emory University and a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She is an Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in Sports Medicine and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital. She is Company Physician for the Boston Ballet, the official consulting physician for the Boston Ballet School, and Team Physician for the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College.

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Melissa Gollick Streno, PsyD, CMPC
Melissa Gollick Streno, PsyD, CMPC
Melissa Gollick Streno, PsyD, CMPC is a clinical psychologist and primary therapist at EDCare in Denver, CO where she helps facilitate a track designed specifically for athletes with eating disorders. She teaches as an Adjunct Professor in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver (DU). Melissa is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and consults with youth, collegiate, and elite athletes in a private practice setting. She earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (2015) from DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and completed her pre-doctoral internship with Psychological Resources for Student Athletes at the University of Oklahoma. Melissa also earned an M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology (2010) from DU. Her areas of interest and research include eating disorders, body image, athletic career transition and termination, and international student-athletes. As a Colorado native, she enjoys running, skiing, traveling, cheering on the Broncos, and spending time with family and friends.

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Rachel L. Suba, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD
Rachel L. Suba, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD
Rachel Suba is the Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition for The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Akron (UA). While at UA, she completed her dietetic internship and helped pioneer a sports nutrition education program within the athletics department. Her background as a gymnast and a current powerlifter demonstrates her vested interested and passion in sports nutrition and eating disorders. Rachel has worked in collegiate athletics for four out of the five years she has been a Dietitian.

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Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS
Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS
Amanda Schlitzer Tierney is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds her Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology: Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. Amanda has been working with athletes and non-athletes with eating disorders since 2006. Over the years, Amanda gained a wide-range of knowledge for this specialized population and found her true passion: helping individuals incorporate balanced exercise into the recovery environment. Amanda’s goal as a Strength and Conditioning Coach is working with individuals to help identify unhealthy exercise thoughts and behaviors and supporting them in redefining their relationship with fitness. She aims to help her patients find a balance between challenging the body and bringing the fun back to exercise. She encourages listening to one’s body cues and adequate fueling to maintain a healthy body and mind. Amanda’s target reaches beyond the patient and she strives to educate athletes, teams, coaches, parents, athletic trainers, and sport medicine personnel on how work with this specialized population.

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Allison Willets, MA, LPC, NCC
Allison Willets, MA, LPC, NCC
Alyee Willets combines her degrees in psychology, art, and counseling to foster creative and unique perspectives to research and treatment of clients with eating disorders. Alyee currently works at Center For Change in Boise where she provides individual and group therapy and works as the Discharge Coordinator. In her free time, Alyee enjoys painting, running, and traveling.

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