Eating Recovery Center, California’s clinical and medical leadership team is comprised of multidisciplinary experts with decades of specific experience in the treatment of eating disorders. These experts also work closely with medical and clinical leadership at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado.
Nevila McDougal-Regional Managing Director of Operations IL/CA/OH/SC/VIOP
Nevila McDougal graduated with honors from Virginia Wesleyan University with a degree in Mathematics and French. She is a founding member of Insight Behavior Health Centers and drove the company's phenomenal growth as its CFO between 2004-2012 from a center with 5 employees to 5 centers with 220+ employees.
During her 14-year tenure with Insight Behavioral Centers and Eating Recovery Center, Illinois, Nevila has overseen business services, human resources, compliance, finance and operations for both organizations. She is affectionately known by the clients and staff as a thoughtful and supportive leader, advocate and problem solver.
Nevila McDougal is currently the Regional Managing Director – Operations for the Illinois offices of Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health Centers. She is responsible for creating, driving, supporting and modeling a service-oriented culture focused on quality, service excellence, employee engagement, fiscal responsibility and the ideal patient experience. At the center of her philosophy of leadership is her passion for excellence to systematically use patient and therapist input in the process of growing and improving ERC, Illinois and Insight as a nationally renowned model for exceptional patient-centered care.
Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC- Regional Managing Directors of Clinical – IL ED/MAP
Nationally recognized addiction treatment expert Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC joined Insight in March 2016. A widely respected therapist and administrator, Lewaniak brings over 25 years of experience in the treatment of substance abuse and comorbid mental illness. As Program Director of Integrated Services, Lewaniak is responsible for integration of Addiction Services across all programs and levels of care to most effectively treat the co-occurring diagnosis of substance abuse. Leveraging her extensive clinical and operational background, she oversees the delivery of evidence-based, cutting edge substance abuse treatment at Insight’s Chicagoland treatment centers and provides clinical supervision to the multidisciplinary treatment team. Lewaniak also collaborates closely with Eating Recovery Center’s senior clinical leadership across all 25 facilities nationwide to ensure holistic integration of addiction treatment, and provides substance abuse education, training and development for mental health professionals, educators and community resources.
Chassity Angeny–Showalter, Psy.D. – Clinical Manager
Chassity Angeny-Showalter, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working in the fields of eating disorders and substance use at multiple levels of care. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Elon University, and earned her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Angeny-Showalter previously worked as a psychologist at Kaiser Permanente, developing and implementing an outpatient program for adults with eating disorders. Most recently, Dr. Angeny-Showalter served as the Clinical Director at Aspire Wellness Center, an eating disorder partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for adolescents and adults. Dr. Angeny-Showalter is passionate about helping people achieve a balanced, meaningful, and sustainable life through improving their relationship with food and their bodies.
Jill Rasor, BSM – Practice Manager
Jill Rasor has worked in the Sacramento healthcare operations field for more than 20 years serving in various capacities supporting healthcare operations from finance and budgeting to customer service, provider relations, compliance oversight and facilities management Jill joins the team as the Practice Manager for Eating Recovery Center, California. Jill’s role supports the backbone of operations that allows the direct patient caregivers to focus on delivering excellent care. Jill has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and an AA in accounting.
Kerri Mulligan, RD – Nutritional Services Supervisor
Kerri Mulligan, RD, serves as the Nutritional Services Supervisor for Eating Recovery Center, California’s Partial Hospitalization Program. Kerr joined the Eating Recovery Center Recovery Team in 2011 in San Antonio where she developed the nutrition curriculum for Binge Eating Disorder based on mindful and intuitive eating practices. She is passionate about supporting patients through the recovery process to normalize eating patterns, develop skills for intuitive eating, and to make peace with food.
Kerri earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and of the Binge Eating Disorder Association.
Karen Schneller, MFT, CEDS. - Clinical Director of Virtual Outpatient Programs
Karen Schneller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Ms. Schneller has been working in the field of eating disorders since 2003. She has experience working in residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs, schools and private practice settings. She received intensive training in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbid pathologies over the course of her training and pursued certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) in 2013. Karen also served on the Board as the Marketing Chair for the Orange County, Ca Chapter of iaedp from 2011-2013.
One of Karen’s passions is eating disorder education and prevention. As a way to give back to the community, for the last 10 years, Karen has offered a free eating disorder support group. She has also done many guest speaking opportunities at colleges and universities as well as for non-profit organizations. Karen believes in compassionate and customized treatment with an emphasis on meeting the unique needs of each client. While working in treatment programs over the last 14 years, she has seen first-hand the power of treatment in combating this life-threatening disease.
Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS –Regional Managing Director of Clinical – OH/SC & Regional Managing Director of Clinical – CA Virtual
Dr. Ashley Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring conditions. She has spent her career dedicated to helping patients and families navigate these difficult illnesses, as well as engaging in training, prevention, and advocacy efforts.
As part of the Eating Recovery Center family since 2010, she has extensive experience in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive over-exercise, as well as mood, substance, and other psychological concerns. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Xavier University, and completed her pre-doctoral residency training at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorders at Insight Behavioral Health Centers in Chicago, IL. Prior to opening the Eating Recovery Center, Ohio, Dr. Solomon served as the Director of Eating Disorder Services at Insight.
Dr. Solomon helps to ensure patients are receiving the highest quality services in a compassionate, comprehensive setting. She is dedicated to advancing evidenced-based practice in the field of eating disorders, and to growing the important role of families in treatment.
Dr. Solomon is a currently an active member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and is a co-chair of AED’s Patient-Carer Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Binge Eating Disorder Association. She has presented nationally at various conferences on media literacy programs, addiction models of eating disorders, social media, and non-suicidal self-injury. She also has a special interest in the use and impact of technology and social media in treating body image and eating issues and regularly speaks about these topics.