Alisha Hanson

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Alisha Hanson

Director of Human Resources

Alisha Hanson is The Emily Program’s Director of Human Resources. In this role, she oversees all facets of HR operations including but not limited to, recruitment/ selection, retention, employee engagement, benefits and compensation. She also leads the Credentialing and Learning and Development teams. Alisha has worked in healthcare for the past 12 years, 7 years in acute care and the last 6 years in behavioral health.

Alisha has a strong passion for working in organizations whose mission is to make a difference in people’s lives. 

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Kate Norris, J.D.

Kate Norris

Kate Norris, J.D.

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Kate leads the Legal, Compliance, and Medical Records functions for The Emily Program. She studied law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in the Twin Cities and worked in a variety of capacities within the medical device industry, legal technology, and public defense prior to joining The Emily Program 5 years ago. She is a current adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a frequent speaker in university classes and various legal and compliance conferences. Kate has a passion for expanding access to care for adults and adolescents with eating disorders and works closely with government entities in her work to achieve that objective.

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Doug Foote

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Doug Foote

Chief Operating Officer

Doug Foote is The Emily Program’s Chief Operating Officer. He is accountable for the operational and financial performance of The Emily Program’s residential and outpatient treatment sites, as well as IT. Doug has a unique background, leading organizations for 20+ years in healthcare and insurance services including behavioral healthcare, home healthcare, podiatric healthcare, and long-term care insurance administration.

Doug is known for his ability to ensure delivery on complex initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, integrations, separations, conversions, transformations, cost reductions, and other large-scale strategic endeavors. He also has a long history of community involvement, most notably as a veteran volunteer firefighter/EMT.

It is Doug’s passion to provide The Emily Program’s healing services to all those in need. He is inspired by the eating disorder experiences of family and friends.

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Tim Nafstad

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Tim Nafstad

Senior Director of Finance

Tim has twenty-plus years in finance leadership roles, including fifteen years in healthcare services spanning dialysis operations, home healthcare, home infusion and behavioral & residential services. Most recently, Tim was Vice President of Finance and Business Operations at BrightSpring Health Services, and prior to that served as Sr. Director of Finance for DaVita Healthcare Partner’s largest operating group helping to lead 400+ dialysis centers in the Upper Midwest in delivering the highest quality care in the dialysis industry. Tim also served for five years as Corporate Controller of a $500M multi-site, multi-national manufacturing firm.

Tim joined The Emily Program in April 2018, becoming a member of the executive team in partnership with The Emily Program’s expert caregivers working to provide exceptional care to all of its clients.

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Dave Willcutts

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Dave Willcutts

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Willcutts is The Emily Program’s Chief Executive Officer. He is an accomplished health care executive whose career includes over 25 years leading organizations in a range of multi-site healthcare services, including specialty pharmaceuticals, home care services, radiology, managed care services and, most recently, behavioral health.

Dave founded and served as the CEO and Chairman of Ancillary Care Management, which was honored on the Inc500 list of the fastest growing companies in the US, debuting on the list at number 9 in 2006 and 115th in 2007. He has also served as CEO of ONRAD, a full service Radiology Provider offering physician services in 33 states, and as President of Univita Healthcare’s Integrated Home Care business unit (IHC), a 200 million dollar provider of home care services under exclusive managed care contracts.

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Mark Warren, M.D.

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Mark Warren, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Mark graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. His practice focuses on bringing the most up-to-date research into evidence-based care.

He serves on the faculty of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and teaches at University Hospitals of Cleveland and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, where he leads the SIG in Males and Eating Disorders. He is a two-time recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and a winner of the Woodruff Award.

Dr. Warren co-chairs the Academy of Eating Disorders Presidential Task Force for Medical Care and serves on the FEAST Medical Advisory Board and the London-based Succeed Foundation Medical Advisory Board. He has presented extensively at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, The Renfrew Foundation and the Multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Association.

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