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There’s Help. There’s Hope! The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues. This blog is a place for us to share the latest happenings at The Emily Program, as well as helpful tidbits from the broader eating disorder community. Subscribe via RSS to receive automatic updates. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@emilyprogram.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

September 15, 2018
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Jillian Lampert

PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED

Vice President of Communications and Brand

Dr. Jillian Lampert (she/her) is the Vice President of Communications and Brand for Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Gather Behavioral Health. She oversees the communications, outreach, marketing, and public relations teams and activities, including coordination with eating disorders industry groups, clinical and community partners, advocacy groups, and policymakers. Through this work, Jillian focuses on increasing access to care in Accanto’s existing and new markets through strategic growth and expansion.

Dr. Lampert is Co-Founder and President of the REDC, the national consortium representing eating disorders care focused on treatment standards, best practices, access to care, and collaborative research. She is also Treasurer of the Eating Disorders Coalition, a DC-based national organization for eating disorders policy and advocacy, and a Board Member of WithAll, a Minnesota-based organization that empowers eating disorder prevention and strengthens support for recovery. She holds an adjunct graduate faculty position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Lampert completed her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology and Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She has an expansive range of policy, clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders.

Dr. Lampert has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy for Eating Disorders as the Electronic Media Portfolio Director and co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Nutrition Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) and a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), and BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition) dietetic practice group. Dr. Lampert is the author of numerous book chapters and articles addressing the nutritional treatment of eating disorders, body image, sports participation, adolescent health, and disordered eating and she regularly speaks regionally and nationally on numerous eating disorder-related topics.

As someone with a personal experience with an eating disorder, Jillian strives to bring more care to more people and help people recover from an eating disorder. One of her primary goals in life is to have the kids in her house (and everywhere!) have confident, loving relationships with their bodies and themselves.

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September 12, 2018
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Lindsay Drebenstedt

MBA

Vice President of Admissions and Contact

Lindsay Drebenstedt (she/her) is the Vice President of Admissions and Contact at Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Gather Behavioral Health. Lindsay leads a network of teams dedicated to providing exceptional service to all clients seeking care – from their first phone call to inquire about treatment services to ensuring a warm and welcoming environment in which to heal. These key teams include admissions, office managers, utilization reviewers, client accounts, scheduling, and property management. Lindsay also plays a central role in expanding treatment access to new markets, with a focus on location expansion execution.

Lindsay began working at the front desk of The Emily Program during her senior year of high school, providing a unique opportunity to observe both the clinical and business sides of eating disorder treatment. She joined the administrative staff full-time after receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration (concentrating on international business) from George Washington University in the District of Columbia. She earned her master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Lindsay finds that collaborating with Accanto Health’s incredibly talented teams is the most rewarding part of her work. She’s continually inspired by their dedication to finding new and better ways to welcome people into our care.

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