DATE: Friday, October 13
SPEAKERS: Bryn Jessup, PhD (Yellowbrick Treatment Center); Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC, Senior Director, Clinical Operations and Integrated Services (Eating Recovery Center); Jenifer Waite Wollenburg, Clinical Services Manager, Eating Disorder Center (Rogers Behavioral Health)
Treatment Match Event: Ask an Expert
Attendees will be able to submit anonymous questions to a panel of experts made up of ANAD’s Treatment Center Partners who will discuss them in front of attendees.
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Bryn Jessup, PhD
Bryn Jessup, PhD is the Director of Family Services and Systems at YELLOWBRICK, an intensive treatment program and nationally recognized center of excellence serving emerging adults and their families. Beginning with his dissertation research in family therapy, Dr. Jessup has presented and published widely over the past 25 years in the areas of childhood and family trauma, psychosomatic illness, shame, and intensive individual and family treatment of emerging adults. Prior to joining YELLOWBRICK, Dr. Jessup maintained an adjunct faculty affiliation with Northwestern University and an active private practice on the North Shore treating children, adolescents, adults and families.
Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC
Nationally recognized addiction treatment expert Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC joined Insight in March 2016. A widely respected therapist and administrator, Lewaniak brings over 25 years of experience in the treatment of substance abuse and comorbid mental illness. As Program Director of Integrated Services, Lewaniak is responsible for integration of Addiction Services across all programs and levels of care to most effectively treat the co-occurring diagnosis of substance abuse. Leveraging her extensive clinical and operational background, she oversees the delivery of evidence-based, cutting edge substance abuse treatment at Insight's Chicagoland treatment centers and provides clinical supervision to the multidisciplinary treatment team. Lewaniak also collaborates closely with Eating Recovery Center's senior clinical leadership across all 25 facilities nationwide to ensure holistic integration of addiction treatment, and provides substance abuse education, training and development for mental health professionals, educators and community resources.
Jenifer Waite Wollenburg, MS-ATR
Jenifer Waite Wollenburg, MS-ATR, is the manager of the Eating Disorder Center. She is responsible for the oversight of its daily operation. She coordinates with the clinical staff to make sure that each resident receives quality care supported by evidence-based practices.
Jenifer has been a part of Rogers Behavioral Health's staff since 1999, and has experience with a range of eating disorder services in the Rogers system, including inpatient and partial hospitalization services. Jenifer takes pride in running a high-quality program and seeks to meet the individual clinical needs of everyone at the Eating Disorder Center.
Christina Pappafotis, MA, LPCC
Christina received her BA from James Madison University, Virginia, in Psychology, where she gained practicum experience at her school’s Student Counseling Center and within the community working with individuals with varying degrees of mental health issues, substance use issues, and eating disorders. Following graduation Christina moved to California to pursue her Masters of Arts degree from the University of San Diego’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She graduated with an emphasis in Substance Abuse and Addiction and a background in Eating Disorders. In her free time, Christina enjoys exploring the west coast, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones including her beloved dog. Christina believes a sense of humor can take you far in life, along with living a balanced lifestyle that nourishes the mind, body, and soul.
Leah Huff, RD, CEDRD
Leah received her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach in Nutrition and Dietetics and is credentialed by the commission on dietetic registration as a Registered Dietitian. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Leah completed her dietetic internship program from Oakwood University. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the California Dietetic Association. Leah has been involved in the treatment of eating disorders since November of 2006 and joined Montecatini in October of 2011 as the Registered Dietician. Leah is passionate in providing an individualized nutrition care plan that helps her clients to develop a healthy relationship with food through variety, moderation and balance and to live healthier, happier lives.