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Get help. Refer a patient.
Find hope. 888-364-5977

Meet Our Outreach Team

The Emily Program's Outreach Specialists are dedicated to providing health care professionals and communities with information on eating disorders and The Emily Program's personalized services for treating disordered eating at all levels. Have a question about a referral? Connect with the team today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Katie Armstrong

Professional Relations Specialist

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 two years ago, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Katie Gilder

Clinical Relations Specialist

Katie is passionate about helping people to get the care they need to have a peaceful relationship with food. After working for four years with adolescents and families as a dietitian at The Emily Program, Katie moved into an outreach role because she wanted to help reduce the stigma of eating disorders and provide education in healthcare settings and communities. Katie earned a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, which she followed with a Dietetic internship (emphasis on eating disorders) in the Atlanta area at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Contact Katie at 651-645-5323 ext. 1964 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jennifer Passanante

Jennifer Passanante

Clinical Relations Specialist

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and completed her Masters in Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked as a therapist in a variety of behavioral health settings including inpatient psychiatric care and an intensive outpatient eating disorders program. Jennifer has found her niche in outreach where she can apply her clinical background to help patients, providers, and families find treatment. Jennifer regularly speaks at local elementary schools where she enjoys promoting positive body image and self-esteem with young students. As a Clinical Relations Specialist, Jennifer is passionate about educating both local and national providers about The Emily Program and partnering with them to help their clients achieve lasting recovery.

Contact Jennifer at 214-662-2492 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Shannon Pitts

Professional Relations Specialist

Shannon believes clients should always be top priority. This belief brought her to The Emily Program, where she helps healthcare providers gain access to individualized eating disorder treatment for their clients. Her past experience in pain management helped form her passion for serving a unique population and educating in areas of wellness that are less visible. A graduate of the University of Washington, Shannon uses her passion to connect with members of the community, both inside and outside the healthcare world, to raise awareness of eating disorders and the resources available locally and nationally at The Emily Program.

Contact Shannon at 206-794-0809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Laura Savat

Laura Savat

Outreach Manager

Laura graduated from The University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in Healthcare Management. Laura has devoted her career to understanding the healthcare system as a whole while building trusted relationships along the way. Having spent her career solely in the mental health field, she has a passion for starting conversations about eating disorders and reducing stigma around mental health. As Outreach Manager, Laura connects with health systems and providers to gain valuable perspective about caring for people struggling with eating disorders and to provide information about The Emily Program's established services.

Contact Laura at 651-645-5323 ext. 1608 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Anna Sjogren

Anna Sjogren

Professional Relations Specialist

Anna graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Political Economics and Leadership. As an undergraduate, she partnered with local community members and a variety of departments within the University to develop and implement a Campus Life Program dedicated to increasing eating disorder awareness and knowledge. Through various personal experiences, Anna has seen first-hand the need for improved access to care, and has subsequently been an active participant in both regional and national mental health lobby days. As a Professional Relations Specialist, Anna continues to develop relationships with regional community members and providers to increase awareness of eating disorders and The Emily Program as a local resource.

Contact Anna at 888-364-5977 ext. 1833 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Dani Wojcik

Outreach Coordinator

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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