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Dirk Miller

PhD, LP

Executive Chair | Founder of The Emily Program | National Director of Gather Behavioral Health

Dirk Miller (he/him) is the Executive Chair of Accanto Health, the Founder of The Emily Program, and the National Director of Gather Behavioral Health. In these roles, Dirk is responsible for defining the organization’s clinical vision and overseeing its growth strategy.

Dirk has over 35 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders, substance use disorders, and other mental and behavioral health issues. He founded and formerly ran the Memorial Hospital’s HOPE program for eating disorders and the Renaissance Intensive Outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program in Elkhart General Hospital. Dirk is a founding member of REDC, as well as a current member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Ethics Committee. He is also actively involved as a Board member of the Retreat in Wayzata, MN, a Founder and Board Member Emeritus of WithAll, and a former member of the Governing Council of the MN Psychological Association. Additionally, Dirk is a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Minnesota and recipient of the Larry Johnson Award. He has spoken nationally on a variety of mental health treatment topics and consults with many healthcare organizations.

Both Dirk and his sister Emily experienced eating disorders but lacked access to appropriate treatment programs. Building The Emily Program, joining with Veritas Collaborative, and observing the growth of Accanto Health have been a dream come true for him.

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