Jennifer Crute Steiner, CEO of Alsana Treatment Centers, is excited to announce additions and promotions to her executive leadership team. In making this announcement, Ms. Crute Steiner highlighted the company’s focus on building an industry-leading and innovative clinical model that provides the highest quality care across all program locations.
“It is an exciting and transformative time to be a part of Alsana Treatment Centers. We are putting tremendous care and thought into how we grow as an organization”, said Steiner. “These leadership changes signify our commitment to excellence in clinical and medical care serving eating disorder clients.”
Joining the Alsana team are three industry-leading professionals with 50+ years of combined experience in the successful treatment of eating disorders.
Leading the medical team is Terry V. Eagan, M.D. who is joining Alsana as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Eagan is a renowned psychiatrist, Senior Fellow of The Meadows, and founder and CEO of Eagan Medical Group, LLC. He will lead Alsana’s medical and nursing organizations, as well as partner with Dr. Nicole Siegfried on further developing Alsana’s industry-leading care model. Dr. Eagan’s range of specialties includes primary psychiatric conditions, eating disorders, substance-abuse disorders, impulse control disorders, trauma & abuse, human sexuality and spiritual therapy. Dr. Eagan’s treatment approach incorporates pharmacologic interventions with evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies, adjunctive modalities, and traditional spiritual practices. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and Medical Board of California as a physician and surgeon, and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Joining and leading the Alsana growth team is Beata Lundeen, Chief Growth Officer. As a senior level management strategist, Ms. Lundeen brings years of experience working in psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency residential treatment centers, outpatient, partial hospitalization programs, and eating disorder programs, helping them to create more effective systems and efficient processes to increase referrals. Ms. Lundeen will strategically lead Alsana’s growth opportunities including programmatic development, product line expansion, client experience and the connectivity of the system, while also shepherding admissions and market expansion.
Jordan Watson, Vice President of Growth and Development will join Ms. Lundeen as an integral part of the growth team. In this new role, Mr. Watson will lead the outreach team, focusing on strategic planning for outreach, while also ensuring that the processes and tools are in place to aid in Alsana’s growth. Mr. Watson will also develop and implement thoughtful expansion strategies for new sites, with focus on the West Coast. Having most recently been associated with Monte Nido and Affiliates, Mr. Watson has experience with the effectiveness and outcomes of eating disorder treatment across the U.S. This insight will be invaluable as Alsana evolves and grows.
The strength of Alsana’s clinical resources has long been recognized in the industry. As the organization puts renewed focus on an innovative clinical model of care consistent across all programs, we’re excited to promote Alsana leaders who are well respected in the field of eating disorders.
The clinical team will be led by Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D., CEDS who has been promoted to Chief Clinical Officer. Leading Alsana’s clinical quality activities, clinical data systems and clinical training, Dr. Nicole Siegfried is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Dr. Siegfried is a recognized leader in the field of eating disorders and previously served as National Director of Eating Disorder Program Development 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. She is an international presenter in the field of eating disorders and suicidality. She is a member of AED and former Co-Chair of the Suicide AED Special Interest Group. Dr. Siegfried has almost 20 years of experience working with patients with eating disorders and helping to transform their lives.
Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD, LD, has been promoted to Vice President, Clinical Nutrition Services. Working closely with Dr. Siegfried, Ms. Beasley will focus on program development and staff training to provide consistency and excellence in nutrition programming at all Alsana programs. Ms. Beasley has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for thirty-two years, of which the last 27 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. Ms. Beasley was the first registered dietitian to become certified (CEDRD) with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in 1993 and the first Alabama dietitian to receive the Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) in 2007. Tammy led the iaedp Certification Committee as Director from 2013-2017, during which the CEDRD was approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as the certification for registered dietitians working in the eating disorder field. A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, she is passionate about translating evidence-based nutrition science into practical yet innovative strategies within a collaborative treatment team approach to support full recovery.
Mary Russo has been promoted to National Director of Culinary Services. Ms. Russo now brings her passion for innovative menu creation, commitment to staff training and deep understanding of the importance of food as healing medicine to all Alsana programs. With nearly twenty years of experience in the culinary field, Ms. Russo has owned her own restaurant, cooked in restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, catered events, and in recent years, worked as a Private Chef. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center and trained in classical French techniques, food costing, menu design and a myriad of other valuable skills used every day in the critical analysis and execution of Alsana client menus. Working closely with Ms. Beasley, Ms. Russo will now share her talents with every Alsana program to ensure consistency, excellence and creativity within menu development and staff training. Most importantly, her insightful and compassionate commitment to create an eating experience that balances nourishment and pleasure on both a physical and emotional level will now support all clients within their recovery journeys.
In closing, Ms. Crute Steiner shared, “These organizational changes are improving how Alsana serves clients and how we support one another. A refreshed commitment to care quality, a culture of accountability and encouragement of innovation, are making us a better company.”