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Outreach Team

The Emily Program’s outreach team is dedicated to providing health care 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 or contact us today at

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Kelsey Ford

Director of Outreach

Kelsey completed her undergrad degree in Health & Wellness Management from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her MBA-HC from Concordia University-St. Paul. Kelsey comes to The Emily Program with several years of experience in mental health advocacy and awareness education. She is very passionate about challenging stigma, societal misconceptions, and systemic inequities around eating disorders so that more people are able to access quality services and care. Kelsey is thrilled to align this passion with the mission of Accanto Health in her role as the Director of Outreach.

Contact Kelsey at 651-645-5323 ext. 1630 or

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Kristin Dostal

Regional Outreach Manager, West

Kristin graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Healthcare Administration. Since then, Kristin has worked in the healthcare field and has developed a passion for building relationships, advocating for mental health, and connecting people with the right resources. Kristin has a background in community outreach and uses her experience to bring awareness to the continuum of care for treating eating disorders.

Contact Kristin at 651-645-5323 ext. 1611 or

Katie Armstrong

Katie Armstrong

Senior Professional Relations Specialist

Katie began working at the front desk of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) more than ten years ago, which provided a unique opportunity to observe both the clinical and business sides of eating disorder treatment. When CCED merged with The Emily Program, she was able to seamlessly transition to an outreach role. Katie graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs. As a Senior Professional Relations Specialist, Katie uses her experience and education to connect with professionals, community members, and other treatment facilities to provide awareness and information on the treatment of eating disorders.

Contact Katie at 216-765-0500 ext. 4221 or

Caitlin Purk

Caitlin Purk

Professional Relations Specialist

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. Caitlin’s experience and passion for advocacy, outreach, and communications led her to The Emily Program. She believes that no person’s story should go unheard. Caitlin is excited to build relationships with professionals and the community while spreading awareness for eating disorders and individualized care. In her free time, Caitlin loves being outdoors and is an avid reader. 

Contact Caitlin at 888-364-5977 ext. 1656 or

Christine Elkhoury

Christine Elkhoury

Professional Relations Manager

Christine is a Registered Dietitian, certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her education 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. As a clinician, she has over 13 years of experience treating eating disorders. Her passion to support clients led her to outreach, where she provides awareness and education to communities in hopes to increase access to best-practice care. She especially enjoys building relationships with professionals and sharing resources.

Contact Christine at 847-809-7398 or

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Emily Lamb

Professional Relations Specialist

Emily graduated from Carthage College on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan with a degree in Business and Marketing and a minor in Communications. She worked in healthcare sales promoting Fortune 100 brands and then took some time off to spend with her two kids. The mission of The Emily Program brought her back into healthcare where she hopes to connect more people with The Emily Program and increase awareness of eating disorders.

Contact Emily at 651-645-5323 ext. 2204 or

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Caley Willrich

Professional Relations Specialist

Caley graduated from Carroll College with a degree in Communication and Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing. She comes to The Emily Program with years of experience in educating and connecting professionals in local communities with resources to better serve their clients. Caley sees mental health as an area that lacks understanding and community acceptance and uses her role to change the perception of this stigma. With the skills she brings to the table, in conjunction with her passion that no one should have to face personal battles alone, Caley’s focus is to bring greater awareness of The Emily Program to local communities.

Contact Caley at 509-847-4779 or

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Lexus Hartley

Professional Relations Specialist

Lexus 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. Her passion for helping others has led her to The Emily Program where her focus is spreading awareness of eating disorders and the compassionate care available to individuals within the community.

Contact Lexus at 206-488-7317 or