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Dirk Miller, PhD, LP
Executive Chair | Founder, The Emily Program
Dirk Miller, PhD, LP, is Founder of The Emily Program and Executive Chair of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. He has over 35 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders, substance use disorders, and other mental and behavioral health issues. Dirk founded and formerly ran the HOPE program for eating disorders in Memorial Hospital and the Renaissance Intensive Outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program in Elkhart General Hospital. He is a founding member of the REDC, the national consortium representing eating disorder care focused on treatment standards, best practices, access to care, and collaborative research, where he serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Ethics Committee. He is 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 health care organizations.
Jillian Lampert, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED
PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Jillian Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.
Additionally, 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 a Board Member 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.
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.
Lindsay Drebenstedt, MBA
Vice President of Corporate Operations
Lindsay Drebenstedt is the Vice President of Corporate Operations at Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. 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 site expansion execution. She 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. Lindsay joined the administrative staff full-time after receiving her bachelor’s 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.
Scott Crow, MD
Vice President for the Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Scott Crow is the Vice President for the Department of Psychiatry at Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.
Scott oversees research that The Emily Program conducts in partnership with the University of Minnesota. He also provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a small caseload of individual clients. Scott earned his medical degree and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota, where he is now a professor. Scott has been active in national and international eating disorders groups and is Past President of the Academy of Eating Disorders.