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Jenna Johnson

MFT, CEDS

PRESIDENT

 

Jenna Johnson possesses over fifteen years of combined education, clinical experience and program development. Currently in private practice, Jenna pulls from her years working as a Director for a PHP/IOP program to create a custom clinical approach for each individual. Jenna works from a unique perspective, combining Internal Family Systems and EMDR modalities.

Upon completion of her B.S. in psychology, from Saint Mary’s College of California, Jenna was drawn to sunny southern California to complete a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.

One of her biggest joys is empowering individuals to recover from their eating disorders and live wholeheartedly. When not in session Jenna enjoys cooking new recipes and spending time with her dog, Izzy.

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Susan Zelenak

RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Susan Zelenak is a Registered Dietitian who currently works at a PHP/IOP level of care to help clients find peace with food and their bodies. Susan takes pride in creating a space for individualized care centered on Intuitive Eating principles and being aligned with Health at Every Size® approach.

Susan completed her undergraduate course work at San Diego State University with her BS in Foods and Nutrition. She then went on to her Dietetic internship through Utah State University and is currently completing her Master’s degree from Utah State with an emphasis on Dietetic Management.

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Kelsey Peterson

MS, RD, CEDRD

TREASURER

Kelsey Peterson, MS, RD, CEDRD has been working in the field of eating disorders for the past 8 years. Kelsey graduated from California State University Long Beach (CSULB) with her BS and MS in Nutritional Science. From there she completed her dietetic internship at CSULB and became a registered dietitian. She immediately jumped into the field of eating disorders and became an Intuitive Eating Counselor and received direct mentorship under Evelyn Tribole. She has worked at all levels of care including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient.

 

Kelsey is currently in private practice at Nutrition Instincts, a practice rooted in Intuitive Eating principles with a Health at Every Size approach. Kelsey is passionate about her work and is honored to come alongside her clients in their journey of finding peace with food and their body.

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Alyssa Dahlberg

AMFT

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Alyssa Dahlberg is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works full time at Center For Discovery Del Mar Outpatient Eating Disorders program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and graduated with her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapist from University of San Diego.

Alyssa has experience working with adults and children struggling with trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Alyssa has training in many modalities of therapy but enjoys Internal Family Systems and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy the most.

 

Alyssa enjoys working with families and couples and has training and experience working with eating disorders, substance use disorders, PTSD, bipolar and other mood disorders as well as dissociative disorders. Outside of work she enjoys rock climbing, surfing, diving, going to concerts, and playing with her new puppy Tux. Alyssa has a passion for the work she does with eating disorders and for therapy in general; seeing the client learn and grow motivates her to love her work each day.

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Elisa Quiros

M.ED

SPONSORSHIP CHAIR

Elisa Quiros works with Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health as the Professional Recovery Liaison in the Southwest United States. Elisa holds an M.ED. in Health Education and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Eating Disorder from the Eating Disorders Institute at Plymouth State University. With nearly 10 years of experience working in Eating Disorder prevention, outreach, and treatment, Elisa is passionate about connecting those in need with the best possible treatment options to support them in their recovery journey.

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Kristen Lines

MS, RD, CSSD, CPT

EDUCATION CHAIR

Krissy Lines is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Eating Disorders and Athlete Recovery. Krissy works with the PHP/IOP adult program at UCSD Eating Disorder Center where she co-leads the adult sport and movement groups. She is also the owner of Peace by Piece Nutrition counseling which provides Eating Disorder and Sports counseling and education to San Diego county. Krissy is a proud advocate of the LGBTQIA+ and Health At Every Size (HAES) communities. As a local San Diegan, Krissy loves spending her time at local beaches. She also enjoys sports, hugging animals, traveling with her family, playing music, and painting.

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Lindsay Stenovec

MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CLEC

CERTIFICATION CHAIR

Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CLEC is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and an Iaedp-approved supervisor. She is the founder of the Intuitive Eating Moms Club and the owner of Nutrition Instincts® – a San Diego-based group private practice specializing in eating disorders, intuitive eating, maternal wellness, family feeding, and diabetes. Nutrition Instincts is rooted in the Health at Every Size(r) paradigm and uses a variety of approaches with clients, including intuitive eating, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, all within a dietitian’s scope of practice.

 

As the host of The Embodied and Well Moms Show and creator of online body-positive programs for moms, Lindsay is passionate about helping mothers and parents reduce stress and guilt around food and movement by restoring their trust in their bodies, taking weight obsession out of the equation and re-defining health and self-care so that each mother and, in turn, family can thrive. As a clinical supervisor and educator, she is committed to creating professional resources for dietitians and wellness professionals who want to support their pregnant clients with recovering in a “get your body back” culture and fostering positive food and body homes.

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Brooke Bellomio

PsyD

HOSPITALITY CHAIR

Dr. Bellomio is a California licensed clinical psychologist who has over 10 years of experience as an expert in eating disorder and body image issues, particularly with college populations. Dr. Bellomio has worked in all levels of care from outpatient to residential in various treatment settings focused on eating disorders.

Dr. Bellomio completed her clinical psychology doctorate degree from Antioch University Seattle (2014). She then completed an APPIC doctoral internship at Western Washington University Counseling Center, and went on to complete a post-doctoral internship in the partial hospitalization program at Cambridge Eating Disorder Center in Cambridge, MA.

Currently, Dr. Bellomio works full time as a primary therapist at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center. In addition, she manages a part-time outpatient practice exclusively working with clients who are struggling with disordered eating in Carlsbad, CA.

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MARKETING CHAIR

iaedp San Diego is currently accepting applications for this option. Please email iaedpsd@gmail.com with inquiries.

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Rachel Chagnon

MFT

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR

Rachel Chagnon is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works in the adult PHP/IOP at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center. She has been working with the eating disorder population since 2018. Rachel graduated with her BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University in 2016. She then moved back home to sunny San Diego and earned her MA in Marital and Family therapy from the University of San Diego in 2019.

 

During her time at USD, Rachel completed her practicum at the UCSD CHEAR (Center for Health Eating and Activity Research) Clinic where she gained individual and family clinical experience working with patients of all ages with diagnoses of BED, BN, AN, and ARFID. Rachel found that during her practicum year she gained a passion for working with adults of all ages who suffer from eating disorders, and started working in the adult program at the UCSD EDC in spring 2019.

 

Rachel works with individuals, couples, and families at UCSD, and she runs the TFAM (transitional family) programming for young adults at the UCSD EDC. TFAM is a multi-family group for young adults and their families to learn psychoeducation and support techniques for young adults in higher levels of care for EDs. In addition to EDs, Rachel has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as personality disorders. Rachel is trained in CBT-E and FBT, and specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and is passionate in assisting patients in creating their life worth living.

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Ian Cohen

RD

MENTORSHIP CHAIR

Ian Cohen is a Registered Dietitian that passionately believes in eating disorder recovery as a renewal of emotional, physical and mental health. Ian earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and completed his Didactic Program in Dietetics at California State University at Northridge, during which he spent three years as a dietetic technician working in eating disorder treatment. He then completed his Dietetic Internship through a dual program at the University of Kentucky and Lexington Veterans Affairs Hospital.

While Ian is devoted to exemplary and empathetic treatment on an individual level, he also seeks to apply his principles to a societal platform that will increase body acceptance and deconstruct false narratives about public health. He is currently a member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians and a journalist whose work has been published in GQ, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin and The Ringer.

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MEDICAL LIASON

iaedp San Diego is currently accepting applications for this position. Please email iaedpsd@gmail.com with inquiries.

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Alyson Lischer

LMFT

FORMER PRESIDENT

Alyson Lischer, MS, LMFT completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University where she attended on a volleyball scholarship and studied criminal justice and psychology. She continued her education at Mount Saint Mary College in Los Angeles, receiving her M.S. in counseling psychology and was elected to represent her class at the Graduate Accolades Ceremony.


Over the last 12 years, Alyson has focused her career on clinical outreach and business development within the mental health field, specializing in eating disorders. Alyson enjoys developing relationships with clinicians, treatment centers, universities and participating actively in a number of professional organizations. Alyson has been actively involved in iaedp over the last ten years, serving as a board member in both Orange County and San Diego Chapters.

 

She is passionate about helping promote further education and resource development for eating disorder professionals to allow us to more effectively treat the clients that we serve. Alyson has been working in eating disorder Admissions for the last 8 years, where she is committed to supporting clients and their families in identifying treatment options that most appropriately fit their clinical needs.