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Through advocacy work, community and professional events, and media outreach, Veritas is helping to bring cutting-edge research, best-practice care, and scientifically backed information into the national eating disorder conversation. Here in our blog you can learn about the work we and others are doing to advance the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. You’ll also find interesting articles and helpful insights that can support you or a loved one on the journey to lasting recovery. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@veritascollaborative.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

Kate Hamilton

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Kate Hamilton

RN

Nurse Supervisor 

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Kate Hamilton is a Registered Nurse who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 2020. She has worked most recently as a cardiac telemetry RN, but has been working with mental health patients for over a year. Kate has experience with adults, children, and adolescents in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She has held roles in leadership nursing positions in order to make a difference behind the scenes to promote patient wellbeing. Kate is passionate about helping children and adolescents who are battling eating disorders and enjoys working alongside her teammates in Charlotte to achieve quality patient care. In her free time, you can find Kate cheering on her Clemson Tigers in football or spending time with her fiancé and dog.


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Emilee Rojas

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Emilee Rojas

Practice Manager

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Emilee Rojas currently serves as the Practice Manager for the Charlotte Clinic at Veritas Collaborative. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Appalachian State University in 2014. Prior to joining Veritas Collaborative in March 2018, she worked as a Physician Practice Coordinator for Carolinas Healthcare System, and before that as an Assistant Office Manager for Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Emilee is excited to make a meaningful impact in patient lives and further her leadership skills.


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Emerald Smith

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Emerald Smith

LPC, ATR

Clinical Director

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Emerald Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist with over 15 years of Mental Health experience.  She attended Earlham College, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Studio Art. Emerald earned her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has focused the past 6 years of her work on exclusively working with families and individuals living with an eating disorder in Inpatient, Residential and Partial Hospitalization levels of care. She has additional training in both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Emerald believes in the power of creativity and enjoys witnessing the strength and resiliency of patients as they navigate recovery.


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Charlotte, NC – Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Center

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Charlotte, NC
Center

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

PHP and IOP: Ages 10-19

Providing individualized care for children, adolescents, and young adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

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We offer both individualized care and group treatment—all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with the skills necessary to continue recovery and thrive in their personal and professional environments.

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1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Preeti Matkins

Preeti Matkins

MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Executive Director


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Emerald Smith

Emerald Smith

LPC, ATR

Clinical Director


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Emilee Rojas

Emilee Rojas

Practice Manager


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Courtney Schauder

Courtney Schauder

RD, LDN, CEDRD

Lead Dietitian


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Kate Hamilton

Kate Hamilton

RN

Nurse Supervisor


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Courtney Schauder

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Courtney Schauder

RD, LDN, CEDRD

Dietitian

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Courtney Schauder is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) who has been treating adults and adolescents with eating disorders since 2008 after completing her undergraduate education in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and Dietetics at Virginia Tech, and her Dietetic Internship at The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Courtney has worked with patients in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. Courtney enjoys working alongside patients as they progress through their recovery and being a consistent source of support to challenge eating disorder thoughts related to food. Courtney enjoys living in Charlotte with her family and taking her Certified Therapy Dog, Ernie, to various spots around town.


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Preeti Matkins

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Preeti Matkins

MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Executive Director

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Dr. Preeti Matkins is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of experience, eight of which have been spent providing care for children and young adults impacted by eating disorders.

Dr. Matkins has earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed medical school at the top-ranked UNC School of Medicine. She is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and a fellow of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Prior to joining Veritas, Dr. Matkins was the medical director at Teen Health Connection, the director of adolescent medicine and the director of child maltreatment at Levine Children’s Hospital, the medical director for The Center for Disordered Eating at Teen Health Connection and the assistant program director of the Pediatrics Residency as well as the director of team nurseries at Carolinas Medical Center. She also served as a professor of pediatrics at Carolinas Medical Center and remains on staff as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine.

When Dr. Matkins is not at Veritas, you may find this book-loving Charlotte native rooting for the Carolina Tar Heels or the Davidson Wildcats (her husband’s alma mater) with her two adult (and two canine) children or planning her next travel adventure.


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