About | Alsana Top Eating Disorder Treatment Centers in the US

Alsana offers new hope for clients searching for recovery.

No one chooses to have an eating disorder, but you can choose not to go through it alone. Alsana is here for you whenever you are ready.

We would like to be your eating recovery community.

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My loved one needs help.

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Who we are

Combining data-driven, evidence-based treatment with a fresh, compassionate approach, Alsana ...

focuses on total health and wellness in recovery from eating disorders and related conditions. A recovery community with five locations nationwide. We provide superior and committed care to help those on their journey to a healthy and successful recovery.

From the Latin roots meaning “all” or “total health,” Alsana offers a new philosophy of care centered on our clients’ full well-being. We address the aspects of eating disorders that often go untreated in traditional recovery programs.

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Our culture is built on servant leadership, which places the client at the center of our model. We also focus on caring for and empowering our teams so they can equally care for and empower our clients.

Our culture creates a working environment of communication, collaboration, compassion and integrity—all of which are necessary to craft unique treatment plans tailored to our clients’ needs and outcomes.

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Our six guiding principles

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Servant Leadership

We support and serve our fellow teammates with compassion and humbleness.

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Lovingly Direct

We are kind, honest, transparent, and we say what needs to be said as compassionately as possible.

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Let Your Light Shine

We share our passions and bring positivity to everything we do.

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Be Awesome

We always strive for excellence and we delightfully exceed expectations.

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Be Accountable

We do what we say and create unique solutions for each individual.

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Clients First

We are here to serve our clients. Our clients come first and are the center of our universe.

Meet the team
behind Alsana

We are a passionate, hardworking, and respectful team that works together to offer tailored...

, collaborative care to help each client heal in their own personal way. This is ingrained throughout all aspects of our organisation.

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Jennifer Crute Steiner

Chief Executive Officer

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Jennifer Crute Steiner

Jennifer has a history of excellence in healthcare delivery and a proven record of success. During the last decade, Jennifer has actively been creating positive change in mental health on a national scale. She is driven to improve the standard of care in mental health and eating disorder treatment through impeccable clinical quality, accountability, and innovative care delivery models.

Jennifer holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and earned her undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Colorado College.

She lives in Santa Barbara with her family and enjoys running marathons, reading, and being outdoors. Jennifer is also an ardent supporter of “Lead like a Chiq,” a movement she founded that promotes the power of authentically female leadership.

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Margherita Mascolo, MD, CEDS

Chief Medical Officer

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Margherita Mascolo, MD, CEDS

As Chief Medical Officer at Alsana, Margherita Mascolo, leads the medical component of Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model®. Margherita has over 10 years of hands-on experience and extensive knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders.

Prior to joining Alsana, Margherita served as the Medical Director at ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. She works closely with Alsana’s medical leadership including Chief Nursing Officer, Lyn Goldring on the development and implementation of our medical care.

After completing her undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, Margherita earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Her residency was completed in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Margherita is board-certified in Internal Medicine, has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on the medical complications of eating disorders, travels nationally and internationally to speak on these complications, and has earned her certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS) certification.

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Lyn Goldring, BN, RN, CEDRN

Chief Nursing Officer

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Lyn Goldring, BN, RN, CEDRN

In her role as Chief Nursing Officer, Lyn Goldring oversees and develops the nursing program for all Alsana locations, instituting a philosophy of care based on the Alsana Adaptive Care Model®.

For Lyn, nursing is more than a job, it’s a way of life. She believes that developing one-on-one, personalized connections with each client is critical for building the foundations of trust and honesty that’s needed for sustained recovery. Lyn is thrilled to be part of a team that shares her passions and commitment to treating the whole person and setting them on a path toward a recovered life.

Prior to Alsana, Lyn developed and implemented nursing programs at eating disorder treatment centers across the country.

She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and is a certified eating disorder registered nurse through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

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Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS

Chief Clinical Officer

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Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS

Leading Alsana’s clinical quality activities, clinical data systems and clinical training, Dr. Nicole Siegfried is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist. She enjoys working with the Alsana team as they are a group of people who are real, committed, and believe in the important work of helping people recover from eating disorders.

She believes that those who want to go to treatment where you are truly seen and not just as a number, but rather a person who is struggling, then Alsana is the right place. Nicole also highly values the clinicians as they are trained in a variety of modalities, because they realize treatment is not one size fits all.

Nicole is a recognized leader in the field of eating disorders and serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at Alsana. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham and has also served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Samford University.

Nicole is an international presenter in the field of eating disorders and suicide, and a member of AED and former co-chair of the Suicide AED Special Interest Group. Nicole has almost 20 years of experience working with patients with eating disorders and helping to transform their lives.

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Cherillyn “Cher” Olivos

Vice President of Compliance | she/her/hers

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Cherillyn “Cher” Olivos

As Vice President of Compliance, Cherillyn “Cher” Olivos supports Alsana’s teams by ensuring adherence to regulatory and legal requirements as well as internal policies and bylaws. She is an expert in risk evaluation and mitigation as well as in leading regulatory compliance programs. Cher also oversees all of Alsana’s primary accreditations.

Cher earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and her Executive MBA from Loyola Marymount University. 

She was drawn to Alsana’s culture and its six Guiding Principles. The most fulfilling part of her role is being there for staff when they need help. By supporting staff, Cher empowers them to put clients first. 

Cher joined Alsana in January 2019 and says she enjoys being part of a team that is intent on constant improvement. Before that, she served as Corporate Compliance Officer for Federally-Qualified Health Center and Director of Medicare Compliance at U.S Healthworks. 

Cher says she is “fire-minded” and likes Alsana’s fast pace. She describes her leadership style as one that emphasizes reducing power distance and building trust.

In her free time, Cher enjoys exercise and working on passion projects.

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Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD-S, CSSD, LD

Vice President, Clinical Nutrition Services

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Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD-S, CSSD, LD

As the Vice President of Clinical Nutrition Services, Tammy focuses on program development and staff training to provide consistency and excellence in nutrition programming at all Alsana programs.

With over three decades of experience as a registered/licensed dietitian nutritionist, Tammy has served in multiple dimensions of care including inpatient and outpatient settings, advocacy and clinical training as Director of IAEDP Certification. As the first registered dietitian to become certified with IAEDP in 1993 and the first Alabama dietitian to receive the certified specialist in sports dietetics in 2007, Tammy is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and leader in the nutrition field.

As a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Tammy is passionate about translating evidence-based nutritional science into practical yet innovative strategies within a collaborative treatment approach to support full recovery.

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Brian Cook, PhD

Vice President of Movement, Research, & Outcomes

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Brian Cook, PhD

Brian Cook is a sought-after expert presenting his research at international conferences, chairing conference paper sessions focused on eating disorders and associated psychiatric illnesses, publishing his work in leading journals, and authoring several invited book chapters.

As the Vice President of Movement, Research, and Outcomes at Alsana, Brian works closely with Nicole Siegfried and Tammy Beasley to focus on developing the movement program. This innovative approach changes the functional relationship of exercise from a compensatory behavior to one that functions equally with other components of complete health.

Brian received his education at the University of Rhode Island, University of Florida, and the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND. His education has allowed him to train under leading experts in the eating disorder field.

These accomplishments in Brian’s career are evidence of his passion for improving the lives of individuals with eating disorders and his potential to continue to impact the field. Brian is currently an assistant professor at California State at Monterey Bay.

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Clodagh Rafferty

Chief Operating Officer

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Clodagh Rafferty

As Alsana’s chief operating officer, Clodagh is responsible for national, regional, and program-level performance. She helps our teams meet clinical, financial, team, and growth goals.

Clo earned her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and has extensive experience in the healthcare field. Prior to Alsana, she worked for 2.5 years as Vice President of Operations at InnerChange, a multi-site healthcare company that provides long-term residential and community-based treatment for young people. Before that, Clodagh worked at DaVita Healthcare Partners, Kidney Care, which is a leading dialysis provider serving about 180,000 people. At DaVita, Clo worked as a division lead for home dialysis operations.

Clodagh’s warm and authentic nature draw others to her and make her a natural fit in Alsana’s culture. She loves laughing with family and friends and creating community wherever she goes. Clo loves to do just about anything that happens outside in the sunshine and gives the day extra points if it includes a beach, a bonfire, and a barbeque. Clo loves to see shows and her dream job would be to perform on Broadway. However, she claims she has neither the talent nor the extraversion for that job, as she hates to be the center of attention.

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Jordan Watson, M.A.

Chief Growth Officer

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Jordan Watson, M.A.

Jordan serves the eating disorder population with national leadership experience in the behavioral healthcare industry. He brings a spirited style to admissions, outreach, and marketing that is characterized by authenticity, passion, and mission congruence.

As the VP of Growth and Development at Alsana, Jordan led our admissions and outreach departments while providing an excellent front end experience to our potential clients, families, and referral partners.

Now, as Chief Growth Officer, Jordan is responsible for developing and implementing Alsana’s growth strategy, including leading our marketing, professional relations, outreach, and admissions teams to reach ambitious goals for serving our Eating Recovery Community.

His professional history highlights a unique ability to develop a culture within teams, operate across various functional areas, manage strategic plans that successfully open new clinic locations, and negotiate key bilateral referral partnerships.

Jordan holds an MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University and maintains a diversified knowledge of the behavioral healthcare industry due to his work in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Lastly, Jordan enjoys his relationships, a great story, spending time with his wife, Chrissy, practicing yoga, and surfing with his family.

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Andie Hollowell, MS, AMFT

VP of Growth

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Andie Hollowell, MS, AMFT

As National Executive Director of Growth at Alsana, Andie was tasked with ongoing development and day-to-day supervision of the national admissions and professional relations departments. The opportunity to make recovery accessible to a wider scope of clients is something that brings her great joy. Andie values collaboration with other mental health professionals, and seeks to create a space where others feel comfortable and confident showing up as their authentic selves.

Now, as Vice President of Growth, Andie will continue to lead the National Admissions Department, Professional Relations Department, and will transition into leadership of the Outreach Department as well.

Andie received her master’s degree from California Lutheran University in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage & family therapy, specializing in trauma treatment. Andie has fostered her clinical and operational skills both treating clients at all levels of care and participating in growth and expansion efforts in programs providing higher levels of care.

The ability to participate in a client’s inspiring process of recovery is something that she views deeply as a privilege. Having recovered herself, Andie has a deep-rooted passion for working with eating disorder clients and a profound sense of kinship with the Alsana approach to treating the whole human.

Andie also serves on the board of the Orange County International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), which provides first quality education and high-level training standards for professionals.

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Lindsey Riley

Director of National Outreach

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Lindsey Riley

As a regional growth director with Alsana, Lindsey joined the team because she saw an opportunity to be at the forefront of an amazing and transformative company that elevates eating disorder treatment.

Alsana’s talented professionals share her same values and she feels honored to be part of this culture to help people struggling with eating disorders. Lindsey loves supporting the eating disorder community and being a resource for others in her current role.

Previously, Lindsey spent three and a half years with an eating disorder treatment program to develop a strong referral base and execute an outreach effort that successfully opened two new facilities. She brings a relational approach to outreach and is uniquely skilled at developing strategies that grow consistent, loyal referral partners in new markets.

She grew up dancing throughout childhood and was a dancer in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets for two seasons, and witnessed firsthand the impact of eating disorders.

Lindsey’s husband and two kids are the lights of her life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors.

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Allison Burnett, LICSW, CEDS, TCT

National Director of Alumni and Advocacy

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Allison Burnett, LICSW, CEDS, TCT

As the National Director of Alumni and Advocacy, Allison is committed to serving all of the alumni of Alsana, and our LGBTQ clients. She has a passion for continuing to help our clients after discharging from our treatment program to continue supporting them along their journey of recovery. Allison is a Certified LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy Provider, a Certified Transgender Care Therapist, and a member of the LGBTQ community. Ensuring that Alsana’s LGBTQ clients receive the best possible care is of professional and personal importance to her. Working with Alsana’s Alumni Champions and Partners in Pride, Allison strives to exhibit Alsana’s guiding principles with our alumni and the LGBTQ community.

Previously, Allison has served Alsana as the Director of Regional Outreach for the South, and as a Primary Therapist for the Birmingham location.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a BA in Administration of Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi before getting her Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Allison is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist.

In her free time, Allison is a huge college football fan (roll tide!) and loves concerts and traveling. She has two dogs and her favorite musical artists are Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette.

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Blaine Faulkner

Chief Financial Officer

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Blaine Faulkner

As Alsana’s Chief Financial Officer, Blaine is responsible for financial performance and strategy. He makes sure our teams have the resources they need to provide great care to Alsana’s clients.

Blaine brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience to Alsana, and most recently served as CEO and President of First Health, a national managed care company. He holds an MBA from the University of San Diego, an undergraduate degree in accounting from San Diego State University and is a CPA.

Blaine lives in San Diego with his family and is an avid college basketball fan. He serves on the Advisory Board of San Diego State’s Lamden School of Accountancy and is a former Jeopardy! champion.

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Chris Gorciak

Vice President of Marketing

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Chris Gorciak

As Vice President of Marketing and part of Alsana’s Growth team, Chris leads the Alsana marketing team bringing more than ten years of data-driven healthcare marketing and leadership experience.

Chris’ background is characterized as a builder of marketing strategies with a track record of cultivating collaborative, high-performance teams that respond effectively to environmental, competitive, and marketplace challenges. His responsibilities and oversight include digital marketing, content strategy, web development, public relations, reputation management, social media, field marketing and events, and brand value creation.

He and his team are fully aligned with Alsana’s mission to deliver an inspired and compassionate healing experience to as many people as possible. Chris is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and enjoys a good Angels baseball game, a relaxing day on Balboa Island, or a hearty backyard barbecue with his wife and family.

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Matt Fowler, MHROD

VP of People Operations

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Matt Fowler, MHROD

Matt leads the HR team and works closely with Senior Leadership to improve system efficiencies and to find and retain the best talent for our Alsana Family Culture.

Most recently and before joining our team, Matt served as the Senior Director of HR and Operations at Visalus & Liv Global, where he was responsible for overseeing domestic and international operational functions, including HR, Finance, Compliance, and Legal.  Matt also specializes in Change Management, Payroll & Benefits Administration, and Leadership Development, to name only a few.

Seeing that he can make a real difference for people at work motivated Matt to look for bigger opportunities to create an even more significant impact.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing from La Sierra University Riverside and his Masters of Arts, Human Resources and Organizational Development from Azusa Pacific University. His family has been working in medical and other health-related fields for more than 40 years

While he’s reportedly not quite ready to go pro, Matt enjoys playing golf. He’s also an avid runner and someone who strongly values healthy living. He said he felt personally drawn to Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model because holistic methods of care are what proved most effective and life-giving for his brother when he was fighting cancer.

Matt says that being around people “energizes” him. He is passionate about finding new ways to help individuals and teams stay energized and believes organizations can reach their full potential when everyone on their team is empowered to find purpose, passion, and pride in their work.

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