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

Join “Team Lasting Recovery” for the June 13th Kansas City NEDA Walk


Eating Recovery Center is excited to support the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) by sponsoring the annual Kansas City NEDA Walk, being held at the Berkley Riverfront Park on Saturday, June 13th. NEDA Walks raise awareness of eating disorders and the need for early intervention and effective treatment, as well as raise money to support [...]...

Join Our “Heroes Helping Heroes” Community Service Project on May 30th


Join fellow alumni and staff on Saturday, May 30th at Eating Recovery Center of California in Sacramento to work together to create fleece blankets to donate to patients at our local hospitals. These blankets represent community and how an individual can find warmth and comfort within community support. For more information please email Shannon Braasch, [...]...

Update from the Los Angeles NEDA Walk


Eating Recovery Center of California staff and alumni came together at the Los Angeles NEDA Walk on Saturday, March 7th to support NEDA in their efforts to bring awareness to eating disorders. The event included reconnecting with friends, live music, and even a flash mob! Alumni and other participants were able to share their stories, [...]...


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?


I learned so much about the traits of the disorder and all of the parts about my character and inner landscape that I had never taken the time to appreciate. I am so grateful for the ERC.

-Emily S., former patient