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Tom Britton

Tom Britton

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DPH, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Accanto Health

Dr. Tom Britton (he/him) is the Chief Executive Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. Tom’s involvement in the behavioral health field spans more than 30 years, and his extensive clinical and leadership work history provides him with the foundation necessary to lead Accanto Health with an unwavering commitment to our mission of delivering exceptional individualized and collaborative care for the whole journey so individuals and families can thrive.

Before coming to Accanto, Tom was the CEO of American Addiction Centers, and before that was President and CEO of Gateway Foundation, the nation’s largest non-profit substance use treatment provider, and held operational leadership positions in the eating disorders division of CRC Health that are now the eating disorder programs within Acadia Healthcare.

Tom is committed to lifelong learning, completing a Doctorate in Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Health, a master’s degree in addiction treatment, and a master’s in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Britton has taught and lectured throughout the country and is considered an expert in the intersection of behavioral health and the larger context of public health and policy.

Personally, Tom has used his history of addiction and recovery to guide organizations to a place of compassionate and science-driven practice.

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Reviews

Reviews

Read what people are saying about our eating disorder treatment centers

  • – Karen, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    – Karen, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    “First, I will say for anyone reading this review – I know why you’re reading it, and I’ve been there. I’m sending you my good vibes. What I am about to say is 100% from my heart and my absolute truth.

    Making the choice to send our daughter to Veritas was legitimately the hardest decision we have made as a family and that I have made in my life. We hail from Ohio, and as if residential wasn’t enough, she was so, so far away.

    I say this without reservation – Veritas saved my daughter’s life. Does that mean that treatment isn’t hard and that it doesn’t take a toll? No. It’s incredibly hard. There may be times that you ask yourself throughout the process if you did the right thing. It’s uncomfortable and it’s difficult. It’s creating change in a situation that seems hopeless and that’s crushing at times.

    My kiddo spent five weeks in treatment here, starting in May 2023. She was angry with me. It was difficult. She also made friends there that she still considers family. The support of the staff here is beyond exceptional, and together, with my daughter, they altered the path that she was on in a way that I didn’t believe was possible. She has learned things about herself, and we learned things about our family that I believe we never would have known otherwise.

    Additionally, the medical team was able to catch a heart defect that she has had since birth, and as a result, we are getting resolved in the coming weeks.

    They understand that not every person is the same and they work to create plans that result in the best outcomes for each circumstance.

    She’s getting ready to start school. She’s a different kid. She’s stepped down to intensive outpatient now – and I will just say, it’s so good to have her back. Her ED put a cloud over who she is, and she’s coming back.

    Is it hard? Yes. Is it worth it? Also yes.

    Love to you if you’re reading this. There is hope.”

  • – Will, Family Advocate Quote

    – Will, Family Advocate

    “This disease is incredibly isolating and makes you question everything as a caregiver and parent. Veritas makes me feel like I am never alone.”

  • – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “Recovery is real. But it takes cooperation, hard work, and the support of a strong, professional team — and we got that at Veritas.”

  • – Jodie, Veritas Parent Quote

    – Jodie, Veritas Parent

    “Thankful for this eating disorder resource in our area. They provide an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment options. This mental health illness often requires a long journey to recovery, and the treatment teams have been key contributors to our knowledge and education about the illness… For any parent searching for help, this is a great place to start.”

  • – Jackie, Veritas Loved One, Atlanta, GA Quote

    – Jackie, Veritas Loved One, Atlanta, GA

    “It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life to leave my loved one here. We were all scared, but we were more scared about what might happen if we didn’t. The Veritas team are experts in this field, and they were so kind and compassionate.”

  • – RD, LDN, Washington, DC Quote

    – Referring Provider, RD, LDN, Washington, DC

    “One of the things I value is the… sharing of information during the hand-off (of patients). My experience with Veritas in this area is super good.”

  • Kelly, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    – Kelly, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    “Veritas is committed to helping our child and is. We have appreciated the excellent communication, as well as the extra help with things like school arrangements as we’ve needed it.”

  • – Dianne, Charlotte, NC Quote

    – Dianne, Charlotte, NC

    “If you want treatment that lasts, from an understanding, compassionate, and knowledgeable team, then this is who you need on your side.”

  • – Kim, Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Kim, Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “We’re so happy to be here after another treatment center failed to help our child. Veritas is very structured and they do a fabulous job with children! The therapy is amazing and families are very involved in treatment. We came from out of state to be here and it was totally worth it.”

  • Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    I feel like the team of people working with my son at Veritas is going to help both him and us to be able to help us learn to overcome his eating disorder!

  • – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

    “What I really needed was structure and support—I needed a place like Veritas.”

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    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “Front office staff were incredibly helpful in getting us situated. They were all well-versed and provided answers to all our questions about treatment.

    While in residential care, my daughter’s support team has held to my expectations for communication. Having a support team so intricately involved for all levels of care has been such a relief as we deal with this tough time in our lives.”

  • Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    – Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    “Veritas is committed to helping our child and is. We have appreciated the excellent communication, as well as the extra help with things like school arrangements as we’ve needed it.”

  • – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “Overall, these trained professionals are the best. They do all they can for the residents and families as well—from nutrition education to proven therapy to compassion and strong and unwavering dedication to keep our kids safe in their battle with a misunderstood and deadly illness. While not everything was perfect, we learned the tools necessary for when we were able to leave Durham. I have so much respect for all the staff and standards in the facility and would recommend should you need care for a loved one to not accept anything less than Veritas.”

  • – Kathy, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA Quote

    – Kathy, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA

    “The staff is first class. If you are looking for experts in the field, this is the place to go.”

  • – Lauren, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA Quote

    – Lauren, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA

    “I was at Veritas in Atlanta for about 10 weeks. The environment is scary when you’re just walking into it. I had struggled with my ED for almost 5 years. I’m out of treatment now. I feel fully recovered and I’m expecting my first child. I have Veritas to thank for my recovery and freedom. I highly recommend Veritas 100%.”

  • Veritas Patient, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

    “Everyone was so supportive of my recovery! Patients and staff alike welcomed me and did their best to help me (and each other) to improve and make progress in their recovery.”

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    – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

    This program has a very compassionate team of providers. They meet each patient where they are and gently but firmly encourage openness and participation. The registered dietitian team is very insightful and is able to explain the ‘why’s and reasons for specific treatment ideas. The RD team has got to be the most unliked provider at an eating disorder treatment facility, but they all provide a lot of care and compassion, always encouraging and never shaming.”

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Harry Holmberg

Harry Holmberg

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Vice President of IT

Accanto Health

Harry Holmberg (he/him) is the Vice President of Information Technology (IT) for Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. In this role, he is responsible for providing platforms, systems, and IT support to all Accanto employees.

Harry is a seasoned executive who has spent over 25 years in healthcare and life science IT services, leading in various capacities. He is known for his broad depth of knowledge in information technology, cyber security, business intelligence, and decision support. Harry has also played key leadership roles in several mergers & acquisitions and divestitures.

Harry spent 2.5 years at Kindeva Drug Delivery leading their IT Infrastructure and Security Teams. Prior to Kindeva, he worked for Acova Integrated Health for 2.5 years, leading their IT Function, and United Health Group for 23 years in various leadership positions. Harry holds numerous industry certifications and credentials in Cyber Security, Data Management, IT Architecture, and ITIL.

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Jessie Morsching

Jessie Morsching

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MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Accanto Health

Jessie Morsching (she/her) is the Chief Financial Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. She oversees the revenue cycle, accounting, and finance teams, which are responsible for a variety of tasks including the creation of financial statements, preparation of board materials, and processing of payroll and expense reports.

Jessie is a seasoned executive who has spent over 20 years in multi-site healthcare services, leading in various capacities. She is known for her broad depth of knowledge in finance and accounting, as well as for being a proven partner and leader in operations, sales, strategy, and business development.

Jessie spent eight years at Alliance Healthcare Services (now Akumin), leading its largest division—radiology—which provided services in 49 states to over 1000 customers. Prior to Alliance, she worked for the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (now RAYUS) for 12 years before her career start in public accounting. Jessie holds a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management and is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

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MS, RDN, CD

Senior Regional Director, Pacific Northwest

Accanto Health

Kelsey Thomas (she/her) is the Senior Regional Director, Pacific Northwest at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. Kelsey joined The Emily Program’s Seattle Outpatient site in 2012 as a Registered Dietitian and transitioned over time into the Senior Regional Director, Pacific Northwest role. During her time working at the Seattle Outpatient site, Kelsey has worked with adults and adolescents in OP, IOP, and PHP levels of care and held the role of Site Director for three years. Kelsey has her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, loves eating the food her husband makes, and enjoys playing cribbage as well as gardening in her outdoor and indoor gardens.

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Caleb Kaihoi

Caleb Kaihoi

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MA, LMFT

Senior Regional Director, North

Accanto Health

Caleb Kaihoi (he/him) is the Senior Regional Director, North of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. Caleb joined The Emily Program’s Anna Westin House in St. Paul, MN in 2014 as a Residential Therapist. Caleb has a combined 5 years of experience leading both residential and outpatient sites at The Emily Program, and over time transitioned to the Senior Regional Director, North role. In clinical work, Caleb draws from multiple approaches to support clients in meeting their goals, including understanding family and relational context, providing CBT and DBT skills, utilizing the stages of change model, and trauma-informed care. He is passionate about ensuring sites are providing effective care at all levels, and that clients will experience tangible change and improvement in their health and wellbeing.

Outside of work, Caleb enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, golfing, working on house projects, and listening to all types of music.

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Brittany Davis

Brittany Davis

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MEd, LPCC-S

Senior Regional Director, Midwest

Accanto Health

Brittany Davis (she/her) is the Senior Regional Director, Midwest at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. Brittany began her counseling career as a graduate student at The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) in 2009. After graduating, she joined the CCED team as the Adolescent PHP/IOP Program Coordinator and remained in this role for nine years. In 2018, she transitioned to the Site Director for The Emily Program’s Cleveland Outpatient location. Over the years, Brittany has specialized in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders using the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) approach and has attended multiple intensive trainings in Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Brittany is the mom to a daughter, Isabelle, and a son, Tyler. She has a love for animals and recently adopted a golden retriever puppy. In her personal time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.

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Mary Bretzman

Mary Bretzman

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MD

Vice President for the Department of Adult Medicine

Accanto Health

Dr. Mary Bretzman (she/her) is the Vice President for the Department of Adult Medicine at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. She currently oversees the team of healthcare professionals who work with our adult patients at our inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs. Dr. Bretzman is deeply committed to delivering skilled and compassionate care to our patients and their families. She is also a certified eating disorder specialist.

Dr. Bretzman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah-Salt Lake City. Since residency, she practiced in primary care in Utah and Minnesota. Dr. Bretzman has been with our organization since 2010.

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Accanto Health

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Beside you every step of the way.

Accanto Health is the parent company of Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program, two nationally known eating disorder programs offering a full continuum of care.

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Accanto means “beside” in Italian. This speaks to our commitment to serve our clients the whole way through their treatment journeys, across all services and levels of care. We honor the incredible courage it takes to reach out for help, and in turn, we meet each individual where they are and provide warm, caring treatment every step of the way.

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, our programs provide exceptional, individualized care for people with eating disorders of all ages in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment, incorporating an array of individual, group, and family therapy, nutrition, psychiatry, medical care, yoga, education, and support services.

Our eating disorder treatment centers are hubs of caring. 

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Our Programs

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    Veritas Collaborative

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    Veritas Collaborative offers in-person and virtual treatment across North Carolina and Georgia.

    Learn more about Veritas Collaborative here or by calling 1-855-875-5812.

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    The Emily Program

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    The Emily Program offers in-person and virtual treatment across Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

    Learn more about The Emily Program
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    Gather Behavioral Health

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    Gather Behavioral Health offers in-person and virtual treatment across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Learn more about Gather Behavioral Health here or by calling 1-888-364-5977.

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Our Approach

Our Approach to Care

At Veritas we’re not just treating eating disorders, we’re treating people.

Our treatment model is designed to meet you wherever you are in your recovery journey, at whatever stage of life, and to help you and your community of support develop the skills needed for lasting recovery.

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We follow clinical best practices at all levels of care designed to help you achieve long-term recovery. Our belief in the power of collaboration is evident in the way we work, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals to address the medical, nutritional, and behavioral issues caused by eating disorders.

We personalize each care plan to take into account not only the type and severity of your eating disorder, but also your personality, your response to past treatment, your family and social situation, and any special demands life may be placing on you (school, career, children).

We work to remove any barriers—practical, emotional, or financial—that may come between you and the treatment you need. We also anticipate and address the challenges you’re likely to face when you transition out of treatment and back to your daily life.

While every situation and care plan is different, our goal is always the same: to give you and your loved ones the most effective treatment possible, and the greatest chance of success.

Food and Nutrition Policy

At Veritas Collaborative we foster a Can Eat Culture, believing that individuals can positively influence their eating disorder behavior by engaging in staff facilitated therapeutic supported meals and snacks.

Veritas Collaborative endorses the inclusiveness of all foods and values the absence of food judgment at our eating disorder treatment centers. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and utilize the expertise of our Registered Dietitians to assess the origins of an individual’s dietary preferences. We understand the complex role food plays and the diverse eating situations life presents. As such, we aim to provide nutrition and food-related experiences, education, counsel, and skills that enable an individual’s journey to a more mindful, flexible, balanced, autonomous, and sustainable relationship with food.

We acknowledge the varying nutritional profiles of food; the individualized nutritional need of each person; and the unique food experience each person has. We strive to support individualization and personal choice that enables adequate nourishment and promotes recovery, which we understand may look different throughout the recovery journey. Ultimately, a Can Eat Culture paradigm supports overall health and wellbeing, with a sense of freedom and true choice in finding ways to purchase, prepare, and consume food.

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Anna Tanner

Anna Tanner

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MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S

Vice President for the Department of Child and Adolescent Medicine

Accanto Health

Dr. Anna B. Tanner (she/her) is Vice President of Child and Adolescent Medicine for Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. In this role, she has the opportunity to help our youngest patients access treatment across our system with age-appropriate medical care. She works with our child and adolescent medical sites across The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative brands and also enjoys providing direct care to patients at Veritas’ Atlanta facility.

Dr. Tanner is driven to provide research-based medicine to our youngest patients and is passionate about preventing the long-term effects of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Medical complications in eating disorders are often treated through an age-neutral lens, yet children and adolescents have unique medical complications related to growth and development.

Dr. Tanner is a board-certified pediatrician who has specialized in the care of complicated adolescent patients, in particular patients with eating disorders, for almost 25 years. Dr. Tanner completed medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University and then remained there to serve on the Pediatrics faculty in the Division of Young Adult and Adolescent Medicine.

Dr. Tanner has been very involved in advocacy and education efforts and serves on national and international committees for eating disorders education. She speaks frequently across the United States on the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, especially as they affect children and young adolescents, and contributed a book chapter on that topic in the 4th edition of Dr. Philip S. Mehler’s Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications.

Dr. Tanner currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) Medical Care Standards Committee and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Curriculum Committee. Dr. Tanner is a Fellow in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Certified Eating Disorders Supervisor. She has been named by Atlanta magazine as a “Top Doctor” every year from 2013 to 2023 and named by Castle Connelly as an Exceptional Woman in Medicine and one of America’s Most Honored Doctors.

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Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

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PhD, LCP, CEDS

Senior Director of Clinical Services and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Accanto Health

Dr. Sydney Brodeur-Johnson (she/her) is the Senior Director of Clinical Services and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. Her passion is providing best-practice, research-informed, and multiculturally competent treatment to patients and their families suffering with eating disorders. She is committed to increasing access to effective treatment, training professionals to deliver gold-standard care, and empowering them to be the best providers and people they can be.

Dr. Brodeur received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a concentration in the interdisciplinary treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. She assisted with the opening of Carolina House, a residential eating disorder treatment center in Durham, NC, and was its first Center Director. From 2008–2019, Sydney served as the eating disorder specialist and Associate Director for Training at University Counseling Services at VCU. In that role, she maintained APA accreditation of the psychology internship program and was the administrator for the training program for students in psychology, social work, and counselor education. She also served as a member of the Center’s executive team.

In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with her children and partner, being outdoors, listening to music, and traveling.

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Becca Eckstein

Rebecca Eckstein

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LCSW, CEDS-S

Senior Regional Director, Southeast

Accanto Health

Becca Eckstein (she/her) is the Southeast Senior Regional Director at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. In her role, she provides support to our Veritas treatment sites, all dedicated to offering evidence-based care for individuals with eating disorders and their families.

Previously, Becca served as the Executive Director of Veritas’ adult treatment center in Durham, NC from its inception until April 2022. Prior to that, she held the positions of Clinical Director and Associate Clinical Director at the first Veritas site, the Durham center for children and adolescents.

Becca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having earned her MSW in Social Work from New York University, and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Violin Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Her passion lies in problem-solving, creating effective and efficient systems, and merging her clinical expertise with operational aspects.

Becca’s experience helping individuals with eating disorders in various levels of care at Veritas and in Massachusetts, along with her training in FBT, ACT, CBT, and DBT, informs her evidence-based approach to treatment. She is passionate about empowering individuals to create a sustainable path to recovery that moves them in the direction of their values. She also firmly believes in treatment to outcome, to help ensure the best chance of a lasting recovery process for individuals and their loved ones. Becca specializes in family therapy and sees partners, parents, and other loved ones as essential advocates and allies in the treatment process.

Becca feels strongly that recovery occurs in community and loved ones need to be included in care, for validation, education, and support. It is the community that helps to provide the scaffolding for an individual with an eating disorder to sustain their recovery and live life more fully again. She has tremendous appreciation for our patients and their loved ones and commend their bravery in entering care, as well as their tenacity in working towards their values and doing (many) hard things. She loves this company and what we do, and thinks our ability and willingness to help others survive and thrive is truly a gift.

When Becca is not working at Accanto, she is raising a family of her own in Chapel Hill, NC. She has four children, two dogs, and a lovely husband who also helps others. A fact you may not know about her is that she is a proud New Yorker and will drive near and far for delicious bagels, baked goods, and pizza!

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Kate Norris

Kate Norris

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General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

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Kate Norris (she/her) is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. She leads Accanto’s Legal, Compliance, and Medical Records functions, providing legal counsel across the organization and supervising compliance and regulatory initiatives. Kate’s passion lies in expanding access to eating disorder care and collaborating with government entities to advance this objective.

Kate studied law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in the Twin Cities and worked in a variety of capacities within the medical device industry, legal technology, and public defense prior to joining The Emily Program. She is a current adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a frequent speaker in university classes and various legal and compliance conferences.

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Lindsay Drebenstedt

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Vice President of Corporate Operations

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Lindsay Drebenstedt (she/her) is the Vice President of Corporate Operations at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. 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.

Lindsay 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. She joined the administrative staff full-time after receiving her bachelor’s degree 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.

Lindsay finds that collaborating with Accanto Health’s incredibly talented teams is the most rewarding part of her work. She’s continually inspired by their dedication to finding new and better ways to welcome people into our care.

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Stacey Brown

Stacey Brown

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Vice President of Nursing

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Stacey Brown (she/her) is the Vice President of Nursing at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. As VP of Nursing, she oversees our nursing staff and helps learn how to be the best nurses they can be. Her responsibilities include staying updated on evidence-based practices for caring for clients with eating disorders, advocating for the needs of nurses within our organization, collaborating with executive and site leaders on quality assurance and clinical matters, and developing policies and protocols that reflect this collaboration. She also builds relationships with nurse leaders to facilitate training within their teams.

Before working in mental health, Stacey gained experience as an Intensive Care/Critical Care nurse, ER nurse, and Cardiac Cath Lab nurse. Since transitioning to the field of eating disorders in 2007, she has been involved in utilization review management, nursing administration, and consulting. Stacey is passionate about her work and takes pride in helping nursing teams develop strong clinical and critical thinking skills based on best and safe practices.

One of the highlights of Stacey’s job is visiting different sites each year and making personal connections with team members. She feels such tremendous appreciation for her colleagues and the significant work that each one does to ensure that each one of our clients gets the best care possible and the greatest chance for recovery.

Outside of work, Stacey loves to golf, travel, play the piano and organ, spend time with her very large family, and relax with her husband and watch a good movie.

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Leah Graves

Leah Graves

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RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED

Vice President, Nutrition and Culinary Services

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Leah Graves (she/her) is the Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. In this role, Leah establishes Accanto’s vision, direction, processes, and culture for client nourishment and nutrition care. She leads the development of nutrition and culinary best-practice systems, processes, policies, procedures, and protocols. Additionally, Leah serves as an Accanto Health nutrition content expert, collaborating with the corporate clinical team to ensure the delivery of evidence-driven eating disorder treatment across the organization’s full continuum of care.

Leah has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. Prior to joining the organization, Leah was the Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, OK. She graduated with the highest distinction from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985 and then began her work with individuals with eating disorders.

Leah is a founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders where she has served on the Academy’s Executive Team and Board of Directors. She has also chaired the Academy’s North American Teaching Days for the International Conference on Eating Disorders, in addition to serving the Academy on the Nominating, Fellowship Selection, and Membership Recruitment and Retention Committees. She has also been honored with the distinction of Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Leah has been involved in eating disorders advocacy with the National Eating Disorders Association as a member of the Conference Planning Committee and with the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association where she served as President and Governance Committee Chair. She currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Rock Recovery.

Leah has been invited faculty at many eating disorders conferences including the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Hispano-Latin American Congress on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, Renfrew Foundation Conference, Multi-service Eating Disorders Association Conference, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference, as well as numerous regional and local conferences. Leah has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders and is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research.

Throughout Leah’s career, her motivation for working with individuals with eating disorders centered around a mission to help clients and their supporters learn to eat in a manner that supports their ability to engage in life – work, love, and play. As she has transitioned into a leadership role, this passion has continued. Today, she is passionately engaged in collaboration with her Accanto Health colleagues to establish a specialty healthcare system where individuals with eating disorders and their families and community of support can access best-practice, client-centered care at each site, and the level of care which supports their recovery journey.

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Scott Crow

Scott Crow

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Vice President for the Department of Psychiatry

Accanto Health

Dr. Scott Crow (he/him) is the Vice President for the Department of Psychiatry at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. Scott oversees research that the organization conducts in partnership with the University of Minnesota. He also provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a small caseload of individual clients.

Scott earned his medical degree and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota, where he is now a professor. He has been active in national and international eating disorders groups and is Past President of the Academy of Eating Disorders.

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Mark Warren

Mark Warren

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MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

Accanto Health

Dr. Mark Warren (he/him) is the Chief Medical Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health. His primary focus is enhancing patient safety and providing comprehensive treatment that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of eating disorders. Working alongside our executive team and our medical staff, Dr. Warren is dedicated to helping all of our patients embark on a path toward a meaningful and joyful life.

Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, where he co-founded the special interest group (SIG) for 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 is a founding member and former 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.

Having personally experienced an eating disorder as a young man, Dr. Warren feels privileged to be working in the field of eating disorders for over two decades.

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Liz McCabe

Liz McCabe

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PhD, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Accanto Health

Liz McCabe (she/her) is the Chief Clinical Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative, The Emily Program, and Gather Behavioral Health.

Liz joined The Emily Program in 2015 as the Pittsburgh Site Director, with the primary responsibility of expanding access to specialty eating disorders care in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Assuming the role of Chief Clinical Officer in 2020, Liz now partners with other executive team members, clinical leadership, and staff across the organization to provide exceptional individual, family, and group programming at all levels of care. She also oversees the ongoing training and professional development of our clinical staff, ensuring they have the skills and support they need to do this crucial work.

Liz brings over 25 years of eating disorders experience to her role as the Chief Clinical Officer. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings and across the domains of clinical practice, supervision, program development, administration, teaching, and research. Prior to joining The Emily Program, she served as Clinical Administrator for the Eating Disorders Program and Director of Social Work at Western Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Liz received her PhD in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research there focused on predictors of readmission to hospital among individuals hospitalized for treatment of anorexia nervosa. She has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters, and frequently presents to local and national audiences on eating disorders and dialectical behavior therapy. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and served as Past Co-Chair of the Family Therapy Special Interest Group.

Despite the many challenges involved in treating eating disorders, Liz finds it to be the most rewarding and inspiring work of her career.

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