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Chief Operating Officer
Doug Foote is Chief Operating Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.
He is accountable for the operational and financial performance of all care delivery sites. Doug has a unique background, leading organizations for over 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 and Veritas Collaborative’s healing services to all those in need. He is inspired by the eating disorder experiences of family and friends.
Chief Executive Officer
Dave Willcutts is Chief Executive Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.
He is an accomplished healthcare 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 Chair of Ancillary Care Management, which was honored on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America, 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 provider of home care services under exclusive managed care contracts.
Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED
MD, MPH, FAED
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Mark Warren is the Chief Medical Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. Accanto is focused on bringing the most advanced, evidence-based care to clients who are treated in a community of recovery. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Dr. Warren completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. He is on Faculty at Case Medical School and teaches at University Hospitals of Cleveland and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a past chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western University’s Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, where he co-founded the SIG in Professionals and Recovery and the SIG for 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. He has published and spoken extensively on Males and Eating Disorders, Professionals and Recovery, and DBT and FBT in the treatment of eating disorders.
Dr. Warren was a founding member and co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Medical Care Standards Committee and serves on the FEAST Medical Advisory Board and The Visiting Committee of the Case Western Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
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.