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Staff Spotlight, Shannon Pitts

Shannon Pitts, Staff Spotlight

The Emily Program: Tell us about yourself!

Shannon: Hello! My name is Shannon and I may be biased but I think I have one of the greatest roles on the planet. I am a Professional Relations Specialist on the West Coast for The Emily Program. This is a fancy way of saying I get to spend my time talking about eating disorder treatment and all the hard work that our staff and clients do!

Primarily, my goal is to encourage and facilitate conversations between our program and other healthcare organizations. I work from a home office just north of Seattle, Washington to support our Seattle Outpatient site and our Seattle Residential site. My goal is to win employee of the month within my little home office but I keep getting beat out by my office assistant, who happens to be my one-year-old labradoodle puppy, Henry!

When I am not talking about The Emily Program, I love to spend time with my husband, Stuart. We love to find the best foodie spots (especially for desserts!), re-watch our favorite episodes of Friends, and take Henry to explore local beaches. I love to be creative and you can often find me attempting the latest Pinterest craft trends, or recreating my favorite recipes from The Food Network.

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Staff Spotlight, Dawn Boettcher

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TEP: Tell us about yourself!

Dawn: Hi!  My name is Dawn Boettcher.  I am the Site Director for the Anna Westin House West residential program—which is a new Emily Program facility located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN.  I have worked in residential care for over 25 years and absolutely love working with people at this level of care.  The Anna Westin House West will be the second residential facility within the Emily Program that I have been part of opening and directing. 

TEP: What is your professional background?

Dawn: My background includes working in corrections, general mental health, and eating disorders.  I have a master’s and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and I have worked with both adolescents and adults throughout my career. 

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Staff Spotlight, Steven Micko

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TEP: Tell us about yourself!

Steven: Hi! My name is Steven Micko, and I’m a Technical Analyst at the Atrium, where I’ve been for the last two years! You can also find me moving around at the other MN locations as well, taking care of any IT needs that come up and making sure everything is working as expected. Outside of working at The Emily Program, I’m still probably tinkering with a computer, but you can also find me playing Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, or unicycling!

TEP: What’s it like working in IT for The Emily Program?

Steven: You never know what’s gonna happen next! Beyond all the technical things I work with, I also get to visit all of the clinics and meet with staff there, so I get to see what’s happening all over the organization and end up learning a lot about how we help our patients. It’s very rewarding, more than I think most IT jobs are, because of the impact I can have supporting the work our doctors and clinicians do. Seeing the work that they do at each of our sites and hearing about the incredible impact we have in our community isn’t something every company can offer. Even though I don’t work directly with our clients, doing work behind the scenes to support our staff who do is something I’m thankful to be a part of!

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Staff Spotlight, Anna Roth

Anna Roth, Staff Spotlight

TEP: Tell us about yourself!

Anna: Hello! My name is Anna Roth and I am a licensed psychologist and Intake Therapist at the East Metro location in Minnesota. I started with TEP in Seattle a few years ago and missed both the clients and the community of providers so I am happily back. Outside of work I can be found at a dog park with my rescue pup Rumi or trying a new restaurant with friends :). 

TEP: What does an Intake Therapist do?

Anna: In short, it’s our job to complete a thorough and compassionate assessment of a client based on many factors to determine what level of care they need to best address their symptoms. More than anything though, I think it’s our job to inspire the belief that recovery is possible whether it’s someone’s first time seeking help or their 20th. 

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