Highly Trained and Passionate Staff
As the Executive Director for the Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Olivia is in charge of overseeing the operations of the facility and ensuring quality care for each and every patient who comes through the doors. Olivia has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Michigan State University. Olivia comes to us with almost 7 years experience in the field and previously worked in addiction treatment and was the regional clinical director over 6 inpatient and outpatient facilities. Olivia’s passion is building and growing programs while ensuring the highest quality of care possible for all clients. When it comes to her work, Olivia is extremely invested and believes that every person should be given the opportunity to heal and grow in an environment that is safe and welcoming. The safety and satisfaction of clients and staff are at the forefront of her leadership style. Olivia is happily married to her husband Tyler and she is a proud dog mom to Dolly. In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time on the lake with her family, traveling, and reading.
Alicia Winne MSW, LISW
Alicia is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over six years of experience working in the field of Behavioral Health. She managed residential programming for three years. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Toledo. Alicia is passionate about working with the Eating Disorder population and individuals in recovery and believes in the importance of patient centered care and treatment programs.
Director of Nursing
Abbey received her nursing degree from the University of Toledo in 2005 and her bachelor’s in science in 2009 from Lourdes University. She has over twenty years of experience working in the healthcare field, with four years working in nursing administration in a hospital with a large behavioral health population. Abbey is passionate about patient safety, advocacy, and providing quality nursing care. She is excited to use her nursing and leadership experience to make a positive impact in the lives of adolescents during their recovery journey.
Clinical Program Therapist
Malorie Thompson, LPC
Malorie has three years of experience working in a behavioral health residential setting. She has worked with a variety of populations, including substance use and adolescents. During her experience, she has provided individual therapy, group therapy, and family sessions. Malorie received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Toledo and her Masters in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She enjoys getting the opportunity to watch clients grow daily while working in a residential setting. she believes that being there for clients daily shows them that they have great support during these tough times of change while being away from home.
Clinical Program Therapist
Jade Branch, LPC
Jade has been working in the mental health field for three years. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Toledo and received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Akron. Although Jade she has experience providing services to both adolescents and adults, she has a passion for the adolescent population. Jade is looking forward to learning and growing at Toledo Center.
Clinical Program Therapist
Julie Knapp, LPC
Julie has a background in education that allows her to be effective in setting up large group learning opportunities that stimulate growth and change. Julie’s educational background includes a master’s degree in health and wellness education from the University of Toledo and a Master’s in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Julie’s work in counseling has been focused on trauma and recovery which has included helping individuals to manage change through: addressing underlying trauma, increasing self-compassion and forgiveness, acquiring skills for managing emotions effectively and accepting personal responsibility. Most importantly, Julie believes in the potential of all individuals to grow and heal and appreciates the uniqueness of that process in everyone she works with.
Director of Nutrition
Emily Beasecker, MFN, RDN, LD
Emily started out at the Toledo Center as a Recovery Care Specialists while working on her graduate degree and dietetic internship. Emily completed the dietetic internship and received her Master ‘s of Food and Nutrition at Bowling Green State University. As a Registered Dietitian, Emily is responsible for working with clients in both individual and group settings as well as managing the kitchen. Emily is excited to work with clients in another role at the clinic and provide nutritional support for the client’s recovery.
Jamie has over five years of experience working in the field of behavioral health, with most of her experience in a residential setting. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural and Critical Studies from Bowling Green State University, and she’s currently working on her Master of Social Work at Spring Arbor University. Jamie is passionate about creating a fun and spirited recovery environment, supporting clients through their recovery journeys, and helping clients rediscover and grow their self-worth and self-love.
Adeline graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2017 with a double major in Biology and Spanish. Her teaching journey began right out of college when she moved to the DC area. She started as a private educator for a year, then went into the classroom as a middle and high school science teacher. For 2 years, she worked with students with specials needs where she had to navigate the world of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). From this experience, she discovered her passion for helping adolescents reach their academic goals through mentorship and advocacy. When the pandemic started, she left DC and moved to Michigan where she taught in a general classroom setting for a year. Alongside working with adolescents, she has also taught ESL to adult Spanish speakers. Overall, the culmination of Adeline’s experiences has given her the opportunity to encourage and empower any youth that she works with. Today, she is excited to be working with the adolescents at Toledo Center for Eating Disorders.
Director of Compliance
Tracey Darrington, BS
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, BS
Network Medical Director
Dr. Tom Scales, M.D.
Dr. Tom Scales is the Network Medical Director for Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s Eating Disorder Network, which includes, Toledo Center. In his role, Dr. Scale provides psychiatric and medical care to Toledo Center 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.
AVP of Clinical Services, Eating Disorder Network
Kate Fisch, LCSW
Kate brings over 17 years of clinical experience working in the field of eating disorders to the Odyssey Eating Disorder Network. Kate draws on her experience working in all levels of eating disorder treatment and care to inform her dedication for developing and delivering evidence based and best practice clinical services. Kate’s extensive knowledge of eating disorders and years of direct client care have also shaped her passion for clinical supervision, support, and development of other mental health clinicians treating individuals with eating disorders.
Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University and her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Alumni Relations Manager
Stefan leads Odyssey’s efforts in developing the alumni communities at each of their facilities. Stefan’s approach sustains treatment effectiveness by providing timely, systematic, and supportive engagement for all clients who have completed treatment. With extensive experience developing and directing robust alumni communities in the addiction and mental health fields, he focuses on engaging people within their specific recovery journeys and developing community partnerships with a belief that long-term recovery is an attainable life goal.
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Tara earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently working towards her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With both professional and personal experience dealing with eating disorders, she is a passionate helper ready to serve. Her holistic approach to recovery nurtures wholeness and healing, respecting each client’s unique physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental strengths and challenges. She emphasizes the mutual development of goals, supporting each client’s care preferences, consistent with their lifestyle. Advocating authenticity and positive change, Tara is working towards dismantling the stigma of mental illness and spreading the hope of recovery to all Toledo Center alumni and their families.