Faculty & Staff Directory

Our treatment teams are spearheaded by professionals who specialize in eating disorders and is comprised of full time psychiatrists, psychologists, master-level therapists, and registered dietitians.

Executive Team

Walter Kaye, MD
Founder & Executive Director
Professor, UCSD Dept of Psychiatry
Terry Schwartz, MD
Director of Medical & Clinical Services
Mary Ellen Trunko, MD
Medical Director of Adult Services
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
Kerri Boutelle, PhD
Supervising Psychologist
Professor, UCSD Dept of Psychiatry & Dept of Pediatrics
Roxie Rockwell, PhD
Director of Adolescent Services
Leslie Anderson, PhD
Director of Training
Julie Trim, PhD
Program Manager of Adult Services
Erin Parks, PhD
Director of Outreach and Admissions

Adult Clinic

Medical Team
Mary Ellen Trunko, MD
Medical Director
Christine Geneza, NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Danica Torres, RN
Nurse
Psychology Team
Leslie Anderson, PhD
Training Director, Supervising Psychologist
Anne Cusack, PsyD
Adult Program Manager
Julie Trim, PhD
Adult Program Manager
Therapists
Gina Bongiorno, LMFT
Therapist, COD Coordinator
Emily Dailey, LCSW
Lead Therapist
Lauren Gomez, MFTI
Therapist, IOP Coordinator
Danielle Gordon, MFT
Milieu Therapist
Natalie Heller, MFTI
Milieu Therapist
Jojo Lee, PCCI
Milieu Therapist
Araceli Leza
Practicum student
Karen Miller, CSW
COD Therapist
Tiffany Nakamura, PCCI
Therapist, TFam Coordinator
Erin Reilly
Milieu Therapist
Lani Riedler, MFTi
Milieu Therapist
Kimberley Schulz
Practicum student
Lesley Wayler
Practicum student
Dietary Team
Stephanie Chavez
Diet tech
Breana Janke, RD
Dietitian
Danika Lugo
Diet tech
Erin Reeves, RD
Lead Dietitian
Jaren Soloff, RD
Dietitian

Adolescent Clinic

Roxanne Rockwell, PhD
Director of Adolescent Services
Medical Team
Emily Gray, MD
Medical Director of Adolescent and Pediatric Programs
Danielle Haber, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Venus Estepa-Morse, RN
Nurse
Psychology Team
Sarah Archer, LMFT
Program Manager
Anne Clarkin, LCSW
Program Manager
Ana Ramirez, PhD
Program Manager
Christina Wierenga, PhD
Associate Professor/Supervising Psychologist
Therapists
Kim Claudat, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow
Christin Conkle, LMFT
Lead Therapist
Cassandra Detgen, M.Ed.
Milieu Therapist
Dani Gonzales, PsyD
Post-doctoral Fellow
Michelle Jones, MA
Psychology Intern
Julie Melekian, MFTI
Therapist
Hannah Patrick, MFTI
Therapist
Emily Roberts, MA
Milieu Therapist
Salma Soliman, MSW
Milieu Therapist
Emily Whipple, BA
Milieu Therapist
Cathy Whitney
Milieu Therapist
Arianne Anderson-Ion
Practicum Student
Dietary Team
Liz Ajuzie
Diet Tech
Rebecca DeHamer, RD
Dietitian
Sammi Montag, RD
Dietitian
Erin Reeves, RD
Lead Dietitian

Pediatric Clinic

Emily Gray, MD
Medical Director
Jessie Menzel, PhD
Program Manager
Kristen Nichols, MFTI
Therapist
Laila Madni, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Sammi Montag, RD
Registered Dietitian
Heather Halford, BA
Office Manager

One-week Intensives

Stephanie Knatz-Peck, PhD
Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Melissa Mello, M.A., LMFT
IFT Therapist
Emily Gray, MD
Medical Director, Psychiatrist
Danielle Haber, MD
Psychiatrist
Walter Kaye, MD
UCSD Director, Guest Speaker
Samira Zakkout, M.Ed./Ed.S
Admissions Clinician
ALUMNI
Terry Schwartz, MD
Clinical Director, Psychiatrist
Mary Ellen Trunko, MD
Psychiatrist, Guest Speaker
Roxanne Rockwell, PhD
Adolescent Program Director, Psychologist
Erin Parks, MD
Marketing and Outreach Director, Psychologist
Jessie Menzel, PHD
Pediatrics Program Director, Psychologist

Medical Behavioral Unit

Physicians
Kyung (Kay) Rhee, MD, MSc, MA
Medical Director,
Medical Behavioral Unit
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Karen Loper, MD
Attending Adolescent Medicine Physician
Maya Kumar, MD
Attending Adolescent Medicine Physician
Emily Gray, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Psychology Team
Kerri Boutelle, PhD
Supervising Psychologist
Tamara (Tammy) Maginot, PhD
Post doctoral fellow
Molly Berman, PsyD
Post doctoral fellow
Emily Capps, M.A., MFTI
Therapist
Kathryn Ward, MA
Milieu Therapist

Admissions Team

Erin Parks, PhD
Director of Outreach & Admissions
Karlee McGlone, LMFT
Admissions Manager
Andi Fessler, MA
Admissions Clinician for Adolescent & Pediatric Programs
Samira Zakkout, M.Ed./Ed.S
Admissions Clinician for 1-week Intensives
Ahrha Ko
Insurance Verification Specialist
Lila Estrada
Outreach Intern

Administrative Team

Laurie Galligan
Fiscal Specialist
Johnny Johnson
Office Manager
Ruben Echeverria
Discharge Coordinator
Min Lee
Community Health Program Representative
Christina Alderson
IT Systems Administrator
Cathy Whitney
Clinic and Dietary Administrator

Dietary Team

Elizabeth Ajuzie
Dietary & Meal Support
Stephanie Chavez
Dietary & Meal Support
Tiffany Craig, RD
Registered Dietitian
Rebecca DeHamer, RD
Registered Dietitian
Graciella Guerrero
Chef
Breana Janke, RD
Registered Dietitian
Ali Livaudais
Chef
Danika Lugo
Dietary & Meal Support
Sammi Montag, RD
Registered Dietitian
Erin Reeves, RD
Dietary Manager
Kate Ryan
Chef
Jaren Soloff, RD
Registered Dietitian
Cathy Whitney
Dietary Administrator

Research Team

Walter H. Kaye, MD
Director, Professor
Christina E. Wierenga, PhD
Associate Professor
Amanda Bischoff-Grethe, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Tiffany Brown,PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Laura A. Berner, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Miki Ogasawara
Research Associate
Joanna Chen, BS
Research Coordinator
Laura Greathouse, MPH
Research Coordinator
Jocelyn Danielle Bulante
Research Intern
Marie Sckocheva
Research Intern
Danika Peterson
Research Intern