Eating Disorders: How to Recognize,
Treat and Coordinate Care

 

New York State Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders
First Statewide Conference

Our Presenters

Evelyn Attia

Dr. Evelyn Attia is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Clinical Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Mary Tantillo

Dr. Mary Tantillo is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Rochester Medical School and Dentistry, Director of the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, and Founder of The Healing Connection Inc.

Richard Kreipe

Dr. Richard Kreipe is a part-time professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Medical Director of the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders.

Sharon Alger-Mayer

Dr. Sharon Alger-Mayer is a professor of medicine at Albany Medical College and Medical Director of the Northeast Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders.

Jim Witmer

Jim Witmer is the Health Project Coordinator at the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders and the coordinator of Project ECHO® Eating Disorders.

Taylor Starr

Dr. Taylor Starr is an associate professor of pediatrics and Director of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Associate Medical Director of the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders.

Harriet Brown is a professor of Magazine Journalism at the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and author of "Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia" and "Feed Me: Food, Body Image and Body Weight".

Ellen Bennett is a special education administrator who is a founding member and director of KMB for Answers, a non-profit based in upstate NY. Ellen engages in advocacy to raise awareness about eating disorders and to support legislative change, research and the elimination of the stigma surrounding mental health.

Sharon Mathiason holds Masters Degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering and is retired from Xerox Corp. She and her husband David formed the Moonshadow's Spirit Foundation, in memory of their daughter Jennifer, to offer financial assistance to individuals with eating disorders who are seeking treatment. In addition, Sharon engages in public speaking and advocacy at the local, state and national levels.