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Posts Tagged “Staff Spotlight”

March 2, 2022

Staff Spotlight, Elgina L. Wilson

Tell us about yourself!

Hello, my name is Elgina L. Wilson and I am an Administrative Coordinator for the Cleveland Heights Residential site. I have been with The Emily Program for over six years.

What motivates you to show up for work each day?

The clients and staff motivate me to show up for work each day. For the clients, just being able to give them a word of encouragement or play their favorite song is motivation for me. For the staff, being able to provide administrative and emotional support motivates me.

February 1, 2022

Staff Spotlight, Sam Green

Tell us about yourself!

Hello! My name is Sam. I am a phone intake therapist at The Emily Program. I am licensed as a clinical independent social worker and have been with The Emily Program for two years. I work remotely with clients seeking eating disorder care over the phone. I have worked in many different types of settings in my short career and have loved the experience the variety has provided me! My husband and I have a super cool pooch named Kevin. He is a French bulldog/miniature Australian shepherd mix who is stubborn, smart, and dapper. When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, riding my bike, reading, watching movies and documentaries, playing video games, and photography.

January 10, 2022

Staff Spotlight, Sarah Fincham

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Sarah Fincham, DNP, APRN, NP-C. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner/Medical Provider based in Spokane, Washington. I’ve been with The Emily Program since November 2018—so just over three years.

I actually have sort of a dual career. Besides my clinical practice here at The Emily Program, I am a Clinical Associate Professor at Washington State University (WSU). I teach in the Family Nurse Practitioner – Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

What motivates you to show up for work each day?

I love working with our clients and supporting them in their journey toward recovery.

December 6, 2021

Staff Spotlight, Joe McGlone

Tell us about yourself!

Hello! My name is Joe McGlone, and I am the Salesforce Database Manager for the Communications team at Accanto Health. I am located at our St. Paul office but have been working remotely for the past year and a half; I’ve been working for The Emily Program for nearly three years now.

November 1, 2021

Staff Spotlight, Karli Alger

Tell us about yourself!

Hello! I am Karli Alger and I work as the PHP program dietitian at the Columbus site. I have been working as an eating disorder dietitian for almost five years and have been with The Emily Program for the past year. 

Describe the educational and career path that led you to The Emily Program.

I graduated with my BS from Ohio State University in 2013 and received my RD, LD shortly after. I worked in outpatient settings for my first three years with a focus on general health and nutrition. The more I counseled clients though, I started to see that there was a deeper emotional and psychological component to people’s food choices. I wanted to help, but I needed guidance and training under the supervision of eating disorder clinicians. That led me to apply for a position as a dietitian at the Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, Ohio, where I began my first eating disorder work.

October 4, 2021

Staff Spotlight, Melissa Dahl

Tell us about yourself!

Hello, I am Melissa (she/her), and I am a Registered Nurse at the Anna Westin House for Adults (AWH) located in St. Paul, Minnesota. I’ve been at AWH for almost three years and currently work straight overnights, which I love. Before nursing, I was a medical assistant and worked in a maternity care center and an OBGYN clinic! I also do some volunteer EMS work for a small town close to where I grew up.

Describe the path that led you to The Emily Program.

I’ve always had a passion for healthcare but not always in the direction of typical medicine; due to some poor personal experiences, I have tended to resonate with a more holistic approach. I knew I wanted to change the patient experience but didn’t know what path or field I wanted because I had interests in several areas of healthcare (emergency medicine, pediatrics, labor, delivery/women’s care, and finally, MENTAL HEALTH!). Part of what I love about nursing is the ability to move around to different specialties and passions. I decided to follow my interest in mental health as there is still such a large stigma and I didn’t personally know many people who wanted to take this on professionally.

What led me to TEP is my interest in substance use disorders (SUDs)/recovery support and the incredible crossover and similarities between SUDs and eating disorders (EDs). I had a friend who was working for TEP, and although I really didn’t know much about EDs, I knew she loved the culture of the company, so I decided to interview and here we are.

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