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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

Interim Executive Director

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Amos Taylor, MBA

Interim Executive Director

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.

Meggan Desmond, MSW, LISW-S

Executive Director

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Meggan Desmond, MSW, LISW

Executive Director

Meggan has been working at the facility, in various capacities, for over 18 years. She was one of the original staff members who established the Residential Programs. Meggan earned both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Toledo. Meggan holds an independent license in social work with a supervisory designation.

In addition to her work in the field of eating disorders, Ms. Desmond completed training in settings that provided experience in substance abuse and domestic violence as well.  She currently provides individual and family therapy to both the adolescent and adult patients. She has a wealth of experience in running groups on a wide range of topics and specializes in teaching psycho educational components of our program as well as helping patients build insights and awareness to core issues of the disorder. She has served as the Clinical Director ensuring training, education and supervision of clinical staff. Meggan currently serves as the Executive Director and is dedicated to providing program structure that is evidence-based, compassionate and optimal for the healing process.

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.

Dr. Amy Ricke

Network Director of Psychiatry

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Dr. Amy Ricke

Network Director of Psychiatry

As a Psychiatrist at Selah House, Dr. Ricke approaches treatment from both neurobiological and psychoanalytic perspectives, meaning she believes that our earliest relationships not only determines how the brain develops but also our understanding of ourselves and our relationship with others. Her goal is to understand the complexity of a client’s symptoms and help provide a deeper understanding of themselves and the sources of their pain. She has a holistic view of mental health and recommends therapy and lifestyle changes (i.e., nutrition, sleep, exercise, functional medicine) as part of a treatment plan.

Dr. Ricke is board certified and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, and her M.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Ohio, with the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She continued her education at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine where she trained in the adult psychiatry residency program. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sleep disorders, personality disorders, and chronic medical illness. She has expertise in treating psychiatric issues surrounding menopause and PMS/premenstrual dysphoric disorder. As a volunteer Assistant Professor in the IU Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Ricke remains active in teaching psychiatry residents.

Understanding that life cannot be fully lived without good mental health, she is committed to helping clients move through both long-standing and current difficulties to enjoy personal growth and recover from their eating disorder.

“A psychiatric diagnosis is a milestone in someone’s life. Done well, an accurate diagnosis is the beginning of an increased self-understanding and a launch to effective treatment and a better future. Done poorly, it can be a lingering disaster.”-Allen Frances, MD

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.

Michele Graham, BSN, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

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Michele Graham, BSN, RN

Michele is a Registered Nurse who joined the Toledo Center for Eating Disorders as the Assistant Director of Nursing. Michele has a strong background in providing quality care to a wide variety of patients in Emergency, Trauma, Addiction and Mental Health. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lourdes University and is currently focused on earning a master’s degree and becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Michele is aimed towards developing and achieving quality medical care and treatment for the patients and their families.

Kara Pate

Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships

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Kate Pate

Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships

Kara specializes in relationship building, mentoring, brand identity, mental health awareness, and treatment placement providing the best care possible for every individual. Along with her extensive experience in the field, Kara’s personal journey has gifted her with a unique compassion and ability to help others find their meaning and purpose.

She graduated from CSULB with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and received her Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change from Pepperdine University. She is also a graduate of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. She has been active with local chapters of the Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment, The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and has served on the board for The Body Revolution Redding and the Eating Disorder Recovery Services.

Kara’s goal is to help women find a new path and journey toward full recovery. She enjoys collaborating with clinical teams allowing each client the best opportunity for full recovery, and is looking forward to forming new partnerships with Toledo Center.

Arline Soncrant, BA

Director, Financial Operations

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Arline Soncrant, BA

Director, Financial Operations

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

Regulatory Compliance and HR Manager

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Tracey R. Darrington, BS

Regulatory Compliance and HR Manager

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, performs insurance contract negotiations, and performs Human Resource functions 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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Trisha Ziem, MA

Milieu Supervisor

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Trisha Ziem, MA

Milieu Supervisor

Trisha is a trained counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She comes from a multi-hospital system where she managed a team of behavioral health clinicians and collaborated with system leaders to improve the behavioral health care provided to their community. As the Milieu Supervisor, Trisha works with a team of compassionate Recovery Care Specialists to provide a safe and healing environment for patients.

Samantha Sattler, MA, LPCC

Clinical Program Therapist

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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.

Brenna DeSandro

Breanna DeSandro MA, LPC, CTRS

Clinical Program Therapist

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Brenna DeSandro

Breanna DeSandro MA, LPC, CTRS

Clinical Program Therapist

Breanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a recent graduate from Spring Arbor University where she received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her internship at the University of Toledo’s Counseling Center (UCC) she served as the liaison between UCC and the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) for LGBTQA+ programming and services, while also serving on the LGBTQ Issues Conference Committee. Breanna also received a Bachelor Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Eastern Michigan University and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Breanna’s past clinical experience includes working in an acute behavioral health institute as a psycho-educational specialist.

Liana Flint, MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Liana Flint, MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

As a Registered Dietitian at the Toledo Center, Liana is responsible for leading and directing the nutrition therapy component of treatment and work with our clients in both individual and group settings. Liana received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Point Loma Nazarene University and her Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics from Grand Valley State University, completing both programs with honor’s. She completed her master’s theses on the links between personality, close relationships, and disordered eating. Prior to joining the Toledo Center, Liana worked in a variety of clinical, community, and telehealth nutrition roles.

Liz Satterthwaite, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Liz Satterthwaite, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at the Toledo Center, Liz is specialized in the dietary management of eating disorders and provides leadership in our nutrition psycho education groups.  Liz is a graduate of the Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and completed her Dietetic internship with Priority Nutrition Care. Liz is a Certified ACE health coach and has diverse experience in providing nutrition services and counseling to long term care populations, hospitals, student athletes and executive level employees. Prior to joining our staff, Liz authored several ProMedica Health Connect nutrition articles, and has appeared as a nutritional expert for local NW Ohio television news network segments.

Amy Good, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

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Amy Good, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

As a Registered Dietitian at Toledo Center, Amy is specialized in the dietary management of eating disorders and provides leadership in our nutrition psycho education groups. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Bowling Green State University. Prior to joining our staff, Amy worked in a variety of clinical and hospital settings. She previously worked for an online platform that aligns Registered Dietitians with clients, utilizing modern technology like smartphones, in an effort to track their diet and provide professional education about the nutritional aspects of their diet.

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

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