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Outreach Team

The Emily Program’s outreach team is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals and communities with information on eating disorders and services at The Emily Program. Want to learn more? Attend a continuing education opportunity, stop by an event, join one of our consult groups, or contact us today at outreach@emilyprogram.com.

Kelsey Ford

Kelsey Ford

Director of Outreach

​Kelsey (she/her) is the Director of Outreach for Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program, Veritas Collaborative, and Gather Behavioral Health. Her passion for challenging stigma and systemic inequities around eating disorders is rooted in years of experience in mental health advocacy and awareness education. Kelsey holds an undergraduate degree in Health & Wellness Management from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and an MBA-HC from Concordia University-St. Paul.

Contact Kelsey at 651-645-5323 ext. 1630 or kelsey.ford@emilyprogram.com.

Katie Armstrong

Katie Armstrong

Senior Professional Relations Specialist

As a Senior Professional Relations Specialist for The Emily Program, Katie (she/her) connects with professionals, community members, and other treatment facilities to provide awareness and information on treating eating disorders. Katie’s introduction to the eating disorder field began more than ten years ago, working at the front desk of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED). This role gave Katie a unique opportunity to observe both the clinical and business sides of eating disorder treatment. When CCED merged with The Emily Program, she transitioned seamlessly to an outreach role. Katie graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs.

Contact Katie at 216-765-0500 ext. 4221 or katie.armstrong@emilyprogram.com.

Caitlin Purk

Caitlin Purk

Professional Relations Specialist

A Professional Relations Specialist for The Emily Program’s Eastern region, Caitlin (she/her) works to build relationships with professionals and the community while spreading awareness for eating disorders and individualized care. Cailin’s experience and passion for advocacy, outreach, and communications led her to The Emily Program. She ardently believes that no person’s story should go unheard. Caitlin completed her undergraduate degree in Public Relations at Heidelberg University and her Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Global Health at The Ohio State University. In her free time, Caitlin loves being outdoors and is an avid reader.

Contact Caitlin at 888-364-5977 ext. 1656 or caitlin.purk@emilyprogram.com.

Christine Elkhoury

Christine Elkhoury

Professional Relations Specialist

Christine (she/her) is a Professional Relations Specialist for The Emily Program. As a Registered Dietitian certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Christine boasts over 13 years of experience treating eating disorders. Her passion for supporting clients led her to outreach, where she provides awareness and a wide breadth of clinical knowledge to communities in The Emily Program’s Eastern region. Apart from increasing access to best-practice care, Christine values her role’s opportunities for resource-sharing and relationship-building. Christine received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Administration at Northern Illinois University. She then completed a Dietetic Internship coordinated with a Master’s in Business Administration at Dominican University.

Contact Christine at 847-809-7398 or christine.elkhoury@accanto.com

Caley Willrich

Caley Willrich

Professional Relations Specialist

Caley (she/her) is a Professional Relations Specialist for The Emily Program who has nearly a decade of experience educating and connecting local community professionals with resources to better serve their clients and help increase access to care. Caley sees mental health as an area that lacks understanding and uses her role to change the perception of this stigma. With the skills she brings to the table and her passionate belief that no one should have to face personal battles alone, Caley’s focus is to bring greater awareness of resources to local communities. Caley graduated from Carroll College with a dual degree in Communication and Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys soaking in everything that the Inland Northwest has to offer with her husband and daughter.

Contact Caley at 509-847-4779 or caley.willrich@emilyprogram.com.

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Lexus Hartley

Professional Relations Specialist

As a Professional Relations Specialist, Lexus (she/her) spreads awareness of eating disorders and compassionate, individualized care to those in The Emily Program’s Northwest region. Lexus’ passion for helping others led her to The Emily Program and inspired her undergraduate focus. She graduated from The Lake Washington Institute of Technology with a degree in Public Health, specializing her studies in Community Education and Engagement, with a minor in Business.

Contact Lexus at 206-488-7317 or lexus.hartley@emilyprogram.com.