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

Adult Clinic

Medical Team
Mary Ellen Trunko, MD
Medical Director
Danica Torres, RN
Nurse
Liz Turner, NP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychology Team
Leslie Anderson, PhD
Training Director, Supervising Psychologist
Anne Cusack, PsyD
Adult Program Co-Director
Kim Claudat, PhD
Adult Program Co-Director
Therapists
Gina Bongiorno, LMFT
Therapist, COD Coordinator
Emily Dailey, LCSW
Lead Therapist
Lauren Gomez, MFTI
Therapist, IOP Coordinator
Haily Humphrey, MS
Therapist
Courtney Simpson, PhD
Milieu Therapist
Julianna Gorder, PsyD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Allie Wagner, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mellissa (Mell) Giegerich, ASW
Milieu Therapist
Susan Murray, MA
Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern
Jacy Purkiss, MA
Clinical Psychology Trainee
Dietary Team
Breana Janke, RD
Dietitian

Adolescent Clinic

Roxanne Rockwell, PhD
Director of Adolescent Services
Medical Team
Cosmina Ciobanu, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Venus Estepa-Morse, RN
Nurse
Psychology Team
Sarah Archer, LMFT
Program Manager
Ana Ramirez, PhD
Program Manager
Christina Wierenga, PhD
Professor/Supervising Psychologist
Therapists
Christin Conkle, LMFT
Lead Therapist
Cassandra Detgen, M.Ed.
Milieu Therapist
Carly Hadjeasgari, PsyD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Alyssa Chimiklis, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anna Karam, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Julie Melekian, MFTI
Therapist
Salma Soliman, MSW
Milieu Therapist
Emily Whipple, BA
Milieu Therapist
Natalie Heller, LMFT
Therapist
Gina Brunelli
Milieu Therapist
Dietary Team
Rebecca DeHamer, RD
Dietitian

Pediatric Clinic

Psychology Team
Cosmina Ciobanu, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Jessie Menzel, PhD
Program Manager
Therapy Team
Adrianne Anderegg
Milliu Therapist
Chelsie Giambronie, LCSW
Therapist
Kathryn Woodward, LMFT
Milieu Therapist
Meghan McCalla, AMFT
Milieu Therapist
Nicole Korpontinos
Milieu Therapist
Savannah Deroma
Milieu Therapist

One-week Intensives

Stephanie Knatz-Peck, PhD
Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Melissa Mello, M.A., LMFT
IFT Therapist
Walter Kaye, MD
UCSD Director, Guest Speaker
ALUMNI
Terry Schwartz, MD
Clinical Director, Psychiatrist
Mary Ellen Trunko, MD
Psychiatrist, Guest Speaker
Roxanne Rockwell, PhD
Adolescent Program 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
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

Karlee McGlone, LMFT
Sr. Manager of Admissions and Outreach
Andi Drouin, LPCC
Sr. Admissions Clinician for Pediatric and Adolescent Programs
Alyssa Kauffman, LPCC
Admissions Clinician for Adult Program
Lila Estrada
Insurance

Administrative Team

Laurie Galligan
Fiscal Specialist
Min Lee
Community Health Program Representative

Dietary Team

Angela Fish, RD
Clinical Nutrition Manager, Registered Dietitian
Stephanie Chavez
Dietary & Meal Support
Celeste OMealy
Dietetic Assistant
Breana Janke, RD
Registered Dietitian
Rebecca DeHamer, RD
Registered Dietitian
Danika Martinez, RD
Registered Dietitian
Sophie Giovannetti, RD
Registered Dietitian
Ian Cohen, RD
Registered Dietitian
Daniella Strange
Dietetic Assistant
Kate Ryan
Chef

Research Team

Walter H. Kaye, MD
Director, Professor
Christina E. Wierenga, PhD
Professor
Amanda Bischoff-Grethe, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Miki Ogasawara
Research Associate
Laura Greathouse, MPH
Research Coordinator
Jocelyn Danielle Bulante
Research Intern
Marie Sckocheva
Research Intern