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 & [...]...


Navigate Holiday Eating with Confidence

For someone recovering from an eating disorder, the food-centric festivities that surround nearly every holiday can be overwhelming. Whether you’re in recovery or supporting someone who is, any kind of celebration can be a difficult time. How can you navigate these occasions with confidence?


“With their support, I can truly say that I am well on my way towards recovery. Thank you. I will always hold a special places in my heart for the Eating Recovery Center. Thanks to the incredibly talented, insightful and skilled staff at the Eating Recovery Center, I have been given a gift I had never thought possible: Recovery and Healing.”

-Stephanie B., former patient