Eating Recovery Center Alumni

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Eating Recovery Center Alumni page was created to provide resources that meet the needs of our alumni at every stage of their recovery. Events and practical resources are designed to support our alumni in their recovery journey.  Please contact us with insights, feedback or ideas for alumni programming you would like to see offered. Call or email Pam Cleland, Alumni Coordinator, at 303.731.8890 or

Bi-Monthly Alumni eNewsletter “Lasting Recovery”

Our bi-monthly eNewsletter, “Lasting Recovery” is distributed to adult alumni of the Eating Recovery Center family of programs. The eNewsletter features educational articles, interviews, information on upcoming alumni events and access to relevant resources. To receive the alumni eNewlsetter, email us so we can add your email address to the distribution list.

Adult Alumni Committee

Pam Cleland, MS, LPC – Alumni Coordinator
Shannon Braasch, MA – Alumni Coordinator
Alia Green, MA, NCC – Alumni Coordinator
Ellie Herman, MA, LPC, NCC – Alumni Coordinator
Sarah Gilstrap – Professional and Consumer Resources Director
Heidi Farmer – Professional and Consumer Resources Coordinator
Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS – Clinical Director of Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
Cindy Pikus, PhD – Clinical Director of Adult IP/RES Services

Alumni News & Announcements

“Everything I Need to Know I Learned In Treatment” – Emily’s Recovery Story


Eating Recovery Center alumna, Emily S., recently shared her reflections on treatment and the recovery journey on her blog: What seems like a very long time ago, I went to treatment because I was mad (my favorite British term for what Americans might call off yer’ rocker). After four years of working my way through a successful and [...]...

Update from the Kansas City NEDA Walk, Held on June 13th


Eating Recovery Center participated in the Kansas City NEDA Walk on Saturday, June 13, 2015! The rain didn’t stop the more than 300 participants who gathered together at the Berkley Riverfront Park for this annual event, and celebrated the $28,771 raised for the National Eating Disorder Association. Eating Recovery Center’s “Team Lasting Recovery” team members [...]...

Alumni: Check Out the Agenda for our Upcoming Alumni Retreat on July 10th and 11th


Eating Recovery Center’s 5th Annual Alumni Retreat is coming up Friday, July 10th  and Saturday July 11th at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, CO. All Adult alumni of Eating Recovery Center and Partner Programs are welcome to attend. Read the full agenda below and register today.   Friday, July 10th 7:45-8:15am: Shuttle from Hampton Inn & [...]...


Eating Disorders and Insurance

Your medical insurance provider can be a valuable partner in your path to recovery.


“I arrived at the ERC ten weeks ago today scared, confused and sick. Today I am leaving confident, self-aware and healthy—but also a little sad: I will miss this place and these people. At the ERC I learned that food and body were only a symptom of an internal struggle. As refeeding awakened my mind [...]

-Lauren K., former Eating Recovery Center patient