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Highly Trained and Passionate Staff

The staff of the Toledo Center takes pride in being highly trained, dedicated and respectful in providing the highest quality treatment available based on the latest scientific and clinical principles.

Amos Taylor, MBA

CEO, Eating Disorder Network

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Amos Taylor, MBA

CEO, Eating Disorder Network

As the Interim Executive Director at Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Amos is responsible for overall success including administrative, operational and clinical services. In addition, he is responsible for spearheading the development, communication, and implementation of effective and efficient treatment outcomes and strategies. He guides and encourages the team at Toledo Center to follow the core principles as an organization that delivers quality, compassionate care in an intentionally sustainable way. Toledo Center continues to fulfill its mission of serving the needs of those who are struggling with eating disorders, their families, and those committed to their care. Accordingly, Amos is always available to those seeking admission to Toledo Center as we focus on ensuring treatment that restores hope, health, and happiness. Amos is happily married to Michelle, and they are the proud parents of Isaac and Isabel.

Kelly Brown, RN BSN

Executive Director

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Kelly Brown, RN BSN

Executive Director

Kelly is a Registered Nurse, BSN with 22 years of Executive Operational Leadership experience. Her Operational Leadership expertise includes Clinical Care Delivery, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Team synergy, Outcome Driven execution, and building Referral Source Relationships through Clinical Excellence in post-acute healthcare settings. Kelly obtained her Nursing Degree from Anderson University. She has dedicated herself to our Value Statement: changing lives by empowering a person’s inherent strengths while partnering to optimize their medical, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being and independence.

Dr. Joe Fraiz, MD

Network Medical Director

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Dr. Joe Fraiz

Network Medical Director

As the Medical Director for Selah House and consulting physician for Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Dr. Fraiz provides medical care to our clients and consultants to our medical teams. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and board-certified in infectious diseases. Dr. Fraiz completed his undergraduate training at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, followed by medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in infectious diseases at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Fraiz has made numerous presentations, is a member of several committees, and has been principal investigator in a wide range of studies. Dr. Fraiz is a proud grandfather who enjoys gardening and fly fishing.

Dr. Tom Scales, M.D.

Network Attending Physician & Psychiatrist

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Dr. Tom Scales, M.D.

Network Attending Physician & Psychiatrist

As the attending psychiatrist/physician for Selah House and Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Dr. Scales provides psychiatric and medical care to our clients. He is a diplomat in the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Scales completed his undergraduate training at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, followed by medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his residency training in a combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is passionate about helping those with eating disorders and has made numerous community presentations and local media appearances regarding the topic. Dr. Scales was the radio show host of a live web-based program entitled “Understanding Eating Disorders” which occurred weekly on www.health.voiceamerica.com and featured professionals and laypeople as guests in the eating disorder field. Most importantly, he is a husband and proud father of two children.

Brooke Colley

Group Director Of Nursing

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Brooke Colley

Group Director Of Nursing

Brooke is a native of Anderson, IN and has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience. As Group Director of Nursing to our eating disorder platform that includes Selah House, Magnolia Creek, and Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Brooke provides expertise in nursing matters to her team of Nursing Directors. She was a staff nurse with a local inpatient mental health facility prior to joining Selah House as both a staff nurse and the Director of Nursing. Brooke is a graduate of Anderson University and knew from the beginning that mental health was her calling.

Ashley Pennington, MA

National Director of Clinical Partnerships

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Ashley Pennington, MA

National Director of Clinical Partnerships

Ashley comes to Selah House with extensive expertise in intake and admissions operations, utilization review and continuing care coordination, business relations, and evidence-based therapeutic modalities. She has extensive expertise specifically with eating disorders, OCD, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and personality disorders. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical-Adult Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ashley began her career as a Direct Care Counselor at a residential eating disorder treatment center in which she fell in love with the challenging and rewarding aspects of treating those suffering from eating disorders and other co-occurring disorders. She values the opportunity of being the first point of contact for all clients, their loved ones, and outpatient treatment providers, as well as ensuring that all parties involved receive quality care during and after the referral process. Most recently, Ashley was the Director of Admissions for a start-up residential eating disorder treatment center, in which she provided oversight and management for admissions, UR, and continuing care/discharge coordination.

Crystal Lybarger

Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships

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Crystal Lybarger

Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships

As the Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships, Crystal helps connect healthcare professionals to the Selah Eating Disorder Network to ensure their clients can access life-saving eating disorder treatment. Crystal holds strong core values of living with intention, accountability, and servant leadership. She was eager to join the Selah Eating Disorder Network team after learning that these same values guide our treatment philosophy and the talented professionals she serves alongside. She finds that bringing hope, healing, and wellness to those seeking treatment as the ultimate fulfillment of her purpose. Crystal has geared her career towards outreach and community collaboration from the very start, having attended the University of Cincinnati focusing on addiction treatment and criminal justice. Prior to her time at the Selah Eating Disorder Network, Crystal led business development efforts in both the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions securing necessary services for adolescents and adults with substance use, eating, mood and trauma disorders, and complex medical conditions. After living in Virginia, she is thrilled to be back in her home state of Ohio!

Arline Soncrant, BA

Revenue Cycle Operations Manager

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Arline Soncrant, BA

Revenue Cycle Operations Manager

Arline is one of the founding staff members of Toledo Center, and plays a key role in general operations and fiscal management, and financial policy development. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.

Tracey Darrington, BS

Director of Compliance

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Tracey R. Darrington, BS

Director of Compliance

Tracey supervises all aspects of quality assurance, develops policies and procedures required to maintain certification and licensure through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and CARF and performs insurance contract negotiations at Toledo Center. She has a strong background in regulatory compliance and benefit administration. Tracey obtained undergraduate degrees in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources Management.

Tayler Bowen

Tayler Bowen, BS

Admissions Coordinator

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Samantha Sattler, MA, LPCC

Clinical Director

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Samantha Sattler, MA, LPCC

Clinical Program Therapist

Samantha is currently a Professional Counselor, working with clients in the Adolescent, Adult and Outpatient Programs. She is experienced in providing individual, group and family therapy specifically tailored to the needs of those with eating disorders. She began her career at Toledo Center as a member of the direct care staff and was promoted to Manager of the Adolescent Residential Program. She then went on to earn her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Toledo and then obtained her Masters of Counselor Education at the University of Toledo.

Karen Solmonson, CDM

Food Service Manager

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Karen Solmonson, CDM

Food Service Manager

Karen is a certified Dietary and ServSafe Food Protection Manager who has more than 30 years of Culinary Arts experience. She obtained her Associate in Culinary Arts from Loma Linda University and obtained an Associate in Professional Food Service and Food Nutrition from the University of North Dakota.

Kenya Keller, MA

Family Therapist

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Kenya Keller

Kenya Keller, MA

Family Therapist

Kenya is currently a mental health specialist that is working closely with our clients and their families. She helps both the clients and their families cope and understands the process of battling an eating disorder. Kenya has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling, with an emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent Disorders. She has experience with providing individual, group, and family therapy, working with diverse populations, and personal experience with helping individuals with eating disorders.

Michelle Huepenbacker

Michelle Huepenbecker RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian

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Michelle Huepenbecker

Michelle Huepenbecker, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian

As a Registered Dietitian at the Toledo Center, Michelle is responsible for working with clients in both individual and group settings. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Bowling Green State University and completed her dietetic internship at Cedar Crest College. She is currently working towards her master’s in clinical counseling from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. She has a passion for bringing peace and truth about food and our bodies and desires to help clients conquer struggles surrounding diet culture.

Alexandra DeBorde, RD

Registered Dietitian

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Alexandra DeBorde, RD

Registered Dietitian

As a registered dietitian at Toledo Center, Alex is responsible for individual nutrition therapy and group therapy of both adolescent and adult patients. Alex received her bachelor’s degree and completed her dietetic internship through Eastern Michigan’s coordinated program in dietetics in 2018. Alex has a passion for improving to client’s relationship with food and promoting positive body image. She enjoys helping clients find peace with food.

Ann Haynes, MA, LPC

Clinical Program Therapist

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Ann Haynes, MA, LPC

Clinical Program Therapist

Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a recent graduate from Bowling Green State University where she received her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ann recently completed her clinical internship at Harbor, where she performed diagnostic assessments and provided individual counseling to adolescents and children. Ann started her career working at The Link Crisis Hotline in the Bowling Green Community, where she provided crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques and risk assessment for adults, for over 10 years. Ann also received her Master of Arts
Degree in Sociology at the University of Toledo, and is passionate about utilizing a person-centered approach with clients.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Brianna Goodman

Milieu Supervisor

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Brianna Goodman

Milieu Supervisor

Brianna is from Muncie, IN with approximately six (6) years of mental health experience. After working with clients in active crisis, Brianna knew she wanted to help others. Brianna worked in substance abuse and learned that mental health was her passion. Brianna’s role as Lead Recovery Care Specialist for Selah House was an excellent evolution to becoming the Milieu Supervisor at Toledo Center. As Milieu Supervisor, Brianna works with a team of compassionate Recovery Care Specialists to provide a safe and healing environment for patients.

Laura Dunham, BSN, RN

Lead Charge Nurse

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Laura Dunham, BSN, RN

Lead Charge Nurse

Laura is a native to Toledo, OH. She has her BSN from the University of Northern Kentucky and leads the nursing team at Toledo Center as the charge nurse. She most recently worked with inpatient acute psychiatric patients at a local hospital. Working in mental health has been a goal of hers since starting nursing school. She has a passion for helping those struggling with eating disorders and other mental health issues.

Note: Staff requiring supervision are supervised according to Ohio Revised Code.

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