Staff and Advisory Board

Our Staff
Learn about our dynamic team at Inner Door Center®, that will empower you to grow and transform.

Advisory Board
Our advisory board consists of medical, mental health, yoga, clergy, business and professional leaders in the local community along with those who have a national presence and have influenced the philosophy of our program.

 

 

Our Staff

Our staff is highly skilled and specializes in eating disorder recovery along with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, which often go hand in hand with eating disorders.  In addition, we offer counseling related to marriage and family challenges, parenting and juvenile justice matters along with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety all of which our staff brings a wealth of experience.

We are licensed physicians, psychotherapists, yoga therapists, registered yoga teachers, creative arts therapists and registered dietitians.

 

CEO and Founder

BEVERLY PRICE, RD, MA, E-RYT is a nationally renowned Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and Registered Yoga Teacher who is recognized for her distinctive approach to mindfulness-based eating disorder recovery using yoga therapeutics as a tool. She is an author, newspaper columnist and national presenter.  Beverly is featured regularly on local and national television, newspaper, on-line and in print.  She has published and presented several peer reviewed articles of research in her career.  Beverly has created and cultivated the Reconnect with Food® program to benefit those struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, along with providing mental health services for her local, surrounding community.

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Administrative


MEGHANN LOCKER, HUMAN RESOURCES brings a diverse background in office administration, customer service, organization and communication to Inner Door Center. Meghann is responsible for interfacing with insurance companies regarding credentialing new staff members and re-credentialing our facility as needed with various insurance companies, along with forming new contracts. She is also responsible for purchasing and special projects at Inner Door Center. Her added passion in music performance makes her a natural fit for working at our center.

 

BRANDY LOUKS, FRONT OFFICE CORRESPONDENT Brandy's role is to greet patients in our evening programs and outpatient therapy clinic.  Brandy is completing her master’s degree in counseling from Oakland University and served as an intern with our program in the summer of 2011.  She brings a wealth of knowledge with her, so she is able to be a great resource for current and prospective clients.

 

JESSECA SPITTLE, OFFICE INTAKE COORDINATOR, EATING DISORDER PROGRAMS has worked in customer service for most of her career.  She is responsible for communicating with patients regarding their interest in our eating disorder treatment program, interfacing with facilities if patient's are transitioned from or to a higher level of care, patient scheduling in their treatment program and and making sure that patients are happy throughout their treatment programs at Inner Door Center.  Jesseca's friendly personality is an asset to Inner Door Center and puts our patients at ease.


WHITNEY KULAS, OFFICE INTAKE COORDINATOR, OUTPATIENT THERAPY
is responsible for answering phones, outpatient scheduling and communication, greeting our patients and making sure that patients are happy with their therapy at Inner Door Center.  Whitney's previous experience in customer service, and her enthusiastic personality makes her a natural for this position.

 

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Medical

ARTHUR EFROS, ADJUNCT MEDICAL DIRECTOR
is board certified in internal medicine and has an interest in geriatrics.  Art's medical degree is from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  His special interest in eating disorders lends itself to our programs at Inner Door Center as we utilize Dr. Efros's expertise in the management of our clients.

 

 

ROBERT POHL, MD, MEDICAL DIRECTORgraduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1973 and went on to train in psychiatry at the Lafayette Clinic. He is board certified in adult psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Pohl has taught psychiatry and conducted clinical research for 30 years as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has recently left that position and is now in full time private practice and is also the Medical Director at Inner Door Center. Dr. Pohl specializes in psychopharmacology and is author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications related to anxiety and depression. Journal editors have asked Dr. Pohl to review the work of other researchers for potential publication in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, the American Heart Journal, Depression and Anxiety, Biological Psychiatry, and Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Pohl often gives talks to other physicians about new medications.

 

SALLY SCHULMAN GAFT, OT is an Eastern Michigan University graduate in occupational therapy with over 25 years of experience in the field.  She is also pursuing a master's degree in social work from Wayne State University. Sally has worked locally as well as in Maine and Colorado during her career. Sally's focus at Inner Door Center is occupational skills of daily living including re-integration into school, the work force and determining the most ideal living situation.

 

 

MARYANNE SWANSON, RN, MSN, NP, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR NURSING is a Nurse Practitioner with specialties in Adult Health and Psychiatric  Mental Health. She has over twenty five years of experience in a variety of settings from the hospital to outpatient clinics, education, corporate and community settings. She is a strong patient advocate and dedicated to promoting total health and wellness of mind, body and spirit.

 

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Nursing and Nutrition

 

TAWANA JACKSON, RMA, UTILIZATION REVIEW SPECIALIST, EATING DISORDER PROGRAMS is a Professional Registered Medical Assistant.  She is a graduate of Sanford-Brown College.  Tawana's role is to obtain vital signs of our program patients each morning and to obtain daily clinical report from each patients so that our other staff members can deliver quality and comprehensive care.  She also functions as our Utilization  Management Coordinator. Tawana is personable, professional and no-nonsense.  Her compassionate way helps our patients grow and heal.

 

MEGAN SMITH, RD is a Registered Dietitian with experience collaborating with a multidisciplinary health care team to deliver superior nutrition care to patients with complex medical conditions. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and completed her dietetic internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.  Megan worked as a volunteer at the Inner Door Center® during college, and now her new role within the Reconnect with Food® program is to assess the nutrition status of participants, provide appropriate medical nutrition therapy and to provide nutrition counseling and education to patients in our eating disorder treatment program.  She also sees outpatient clients looking for nutrition therapy related to various medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, etc.) and weight management.

 

ALICE SUBIA, RN, MS, RYT is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher.  She takes pride in being a creative and reliable individual.  She enjoys working with other team members to conduct individualized programs that facilitate a client’s personal growth, state of physical well-being and self-empowerment. Alice's background in nursing and her experience in patient education have enhanced these abilities to work with a diverse client population.   Alice is trained in Hatha yoga and is also a laughter yoga leader.  She has also been involved with the Reconnect with Food ® program since its inception.  In addition, she volunteers at Gilda's Club where she teaches a regular chair yoga class.

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Psychotherapists

STEVEN FISCHER, PHD, CLINICAL DIRECTORis the first Fully Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan to also become a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Originally trained in the medical sciences, Dr. Fischer received his B.S. degree in biology and chemistry. He then completed graduate study at the University of Minnesota in psychopharmacology and experimental psychology. He obtained his PhD in psychology and psychiatry from Michigan State University in 1982. In 2006, he completed additional training in nutrition and became a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Dr. Fischer is a former Associate Adjunct Professor in the Psychiatry Department of MSU’s College of Medicine and was also a Clinical Supervisor in the Medical School at Wayne State University. He is the clinical director and clinical supervisor at Inner Door Center.

 


TRAVIS KNIGHT, MA, LPC, PsyS is a licensed professional counselor trained to work with adults, couples, teenagers, families, and those struggling with addictions.  His goal is to not only help people reduce their difficulties, but to help them understand the root cause of them.  Most importantly, his main goal is to help you reach your goals. Travis has a Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University with a concentration in agency counseling and substance abuse counseling. He is also pursuing his Doctorate in Psychology at Michigan School of Professional Psychology. Expected graduation date of Fall 2012.  Travis specializes in bi-polar disorder, depression & anxiety, faith-based counseling, family and marriage counseling, substance abuse counseling and dissociative disorders.


JACKIE MEYERS, Psy.S, LPC, NCC, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan. She is also a National Certified Counselor. She has an advanced certificate specializing in Mental Health. Jackie completed her clinical requirements at Family Youth Interventions, Harbor Oaks Hospital, and Hendrie Crisis Residential Unit. Jackie has experience working with adolescents and adults with various mental health issues, addictions, eating disorders, and substance abuse issues. Her area of specialty is in working with relationship difficulties, specifically treating couples and families.

 

CARISSA PINTER, MA, LPC


DAVID PRICE, MA, LPC, CAADC
is a licensed professional counselor and certified advanced addictions counselor. David has extensive experience working with at-risk youth at Starr Commonwealth for 27 years, along with alcohol, chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders in teen and adult males at private company that contracts with the Detroit Department of Substance Abuse. He has a patient, calm but yet thought provoking style, creating an environment of safety and trust for his clients.

 

COURTNEY RHEE, LLMSW AND UTILIZATION REVIEW SPECIALIST, OUTPATIENT THERAPY completed her MSW at the University of Michigan.  She is passionate about changing the way people view their bodies and eating.  Courtney has experience working with a variety of mental health issues through the six years she spent at Community Mental Health.  While getting her BSW at Michigan State University, she spent her free time volunteering at a crisis hotline and running a support group for those suffering from Eating Disorders. She is very excited to be working with such an amazing program as Reconnect with Food!

 


BARBARA BROOKENS-HARVEY, LMSW

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Students and Interns

CAITLIN BROWN, RYT, MSW INTERN is a student completing her Masters in Social Work at Wayne State University.  She received her BA in Social Sciences from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a focus on photography and social justice. She has experience working with various non-profits in Detroit and has worked with young adults and the LGBT population. Caitlin is also a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance.  She completed her teacher training through the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina.  As a daughter of a chef and a very food-centric family, Caitlin is very passionate about food and nutrition and is excited to help people create healthier relationships with their bodies and food.  With a strong view of the importance of holistic healing of mind, body and soul, Caitlin is excited to work with Reconnect with Food and incorporate yoga therapy and yogic philosophy into her social work practice.

 

SARAH HUGHES-ZABAWA, RYT, MSW INTERN is a clinical intern completing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan with a specialization in international social work and community development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Women’s Studies from Brigham Young University. Sara has experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, domestic violence prevention, and women and children advocacy. She recently returned from an international internship in India where she worked with the leprosy affected of Tamil Nadu. While in India Sara conducted a child-sex abuse and HIV-AIDS prevention program, a young women’s support group, provided resource and crisis management, and traveled with the mobile medical clinic.Sara is a certified Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level and completed her teacher training through the Bodhi Yoga Studio in Provo, Utah. As a third generation social worker, Sara is passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection and is honored to be interning at Reconnect to Food where a holistic approach to wellness is fostered and promoted.

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Yoga and Creative Arts Therapists

BROOKE MALLON, BFA is a Michigan based actress and licensed Nia Instructor; she currently teaches The Nia Technique at Renaissance Unity in Warren and Body and Mind Fitness in Ferndale.  Nia is a fusion of the Dance Arts, the Martial Arts, and the Healing Arts which integrates the Body, Mind, and Spirit.  Brooke also has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater from New York City’s Pace University as well as a minor in Musical Theater.  By tapping into our divine creativity we can break habitual responses and learn to trust our authentic selves.  Brooke is able to relate to the clients at Inner Door because she too was once a patient in the Reconnect with Food® program and has taken the healing journey of recovery herself.  Moving beyond behavioral symptoms, Brooke is on a path of self-discovery and spiritual growth.

 

NANCY McCAOCHAN, MA, RYT 500 is a former college professor, a registered yoga teacher and a yoga therapist with specialized, basic, training through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Her unique background led to the synthesis of shamanism and yoga. The result is Shamanasana. Nancy facilitates meditation, dance and movement along with the sound therapy component of the Reconnect with Food ® Intensive Programs. Her focus is on the kinds of practical, mental-emotional skills necessary for a balanced, happy life. Because of her eclectic background, her sessions utilize a techniques from various disciplines to create a personal development platform that is truly unique. Nancy also offers private yoga therapy at Inner Door Center and is the lead skills and creative therapist.

 

JANICE STEINGOLD, BFA is a graduate of the renowned, College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, with an emphasis in art education and psychology.  She is an accomplished artist and graphic designer, and believes that art can open channels in a more meaningful and personal way to gain greater knowledge in one's own psyche.  Janice has been involved with Beverly Price's Reconnect with Food ® programs from its inception.  Her personal struggle with food issues gives Janice an understanding of what many are going through and can relate on a very personal level.  Art is Janice's personal expression, and she provides the most innovative creative art experientials for clients in our comprehensive eating disorder programs.  Using all forms of media and use of all senses, Janice is excited to help others achieve that same expression.

 

* If you are looking to join our dynamic team, please contact Meghann Locker, Human Resources at 248-336-2868.

Potential psychotherapists will be required to undergo an extensive interview with our staff and provide valid references. Background check will also need to be completed, by our office, through respective board of licensure as required by entities that govern our facility.  In addition, practitioners must be committed to acts of compassion and loving kindness.

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Our Advisory Board

Our advisory board consists of medical, mental health, yoga, clergy, business and professional leaders in the local community along with those who have a national presence and have influenced the philosophy of our program.

Medical

CORNELL COLBERT, JR., DDS, RTY, CYT-C has been a General Dentist for over thirty years. Cornell graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  Further exploration of body, emotional well-being and spiritual growth led him to the further appreciation of philosophy and practice of yoga. The following 18 years was a journey of establishing a personal practice.  Along the way, he met and studied with many gifted teachers in many different styles of yoga.  While the styles had different points of emphasis, they all held the development of breathing techniques (Pranayama) in the core practice.  Dr. Colbert still practices dentistry and also teaches Hatha yoga classes at the Center for Yoga in West Bloomfield and Birmingham, Michigan.  He also owns and operates Michigan Yoga Therapy.

 

DAVID BENKOFF, MD GASTROENTEROLOGIST is board certified in gastroenterology. David's medical degree is from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  His current practice is with Millennium Medical Group in Southfield, Michigan.  His expertise in the involvement of gastrointestinal disease in our eating disorder population makes him a great resource for our facility.

 

JEFFREY HOOMAIAN, SOLARA MEDICAL SUPPLIES, DIABETES Jeff's passion is helping people and improving their ability to be happy.   As a representative for Solara Medical  Supplies, Jeff has spent the last ten years speaking to over 1000  groups on the benefits of blood sugar monitoring, insurance guidelines  and hurdles, industry advancements, and how testing should be free (or  close to it) for 99% of Americans with diabetes. While Jeff loves to  motivate physicians and other healthcare providers to focus more on  diabetes, his favorite audience are those people living with diabetes  themselves. He says, "It's only there when you can really make a  difference and help them learn just a few simple steps to better self- management of this growing epidemic. While we wait for a cure, isn't  taking care of this disease our first priority? We have to remember  it's not the diabetes that kills, it's the complications - and those  CAN be avoided or delayed with proper self-management."

 

JOEL TOPF, MD NEPHROLOGIST is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board of Nephrology. Joel's medical degree is from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  He completed a double residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Following a year working in Pediatric Critical Care, he completed his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Chicago.   He is the author of two medical textbooks: The Microbiology Companion and The Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Companion along with numerous abstracts and peer reviewed articles of research.  Joel is also the chief editor of Kidometer, a pediatric application for the Palm OS.  He blogs at the Precious Bodily Fluids website and has interest in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), HIV/AIDS effect on the kidneys, Fluid and electrolyte diseases and Antiphospholipid syndrome.

 

NATHAN KERNER, MD is a board certified cardiologist and diplomate in adult transthoracic and stress echocardiography.  He has a private practice in Southfield, MI and is also on staff at William Beaumont and Providence Hospitals along with the Detroit Medical Center.  Dr. Kerner is the co-director of echocardiography laboratory at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.  He has also been involved in the teaching of medical students and has conducted and published peer reviewed research in various areas of cardiology.

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Nutrition

EVELYN TRIBOLE, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating(co-author). Her newest book is the Ultimate Omega-3 Diet.  Evelyn was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America, appearing from 1994-’95 and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for 6 years. She was contributing editor for Shape magazine where her monthly column, Recipe Makeovers, appeared for 11 years.  She is often sought by the media for her nutritional expertise and has appeared on hundreds of interviews, including: CNN, Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and People magazine.

 

GRETCHEN ROSE NEWMARK, MA, RD, LD is an expert in weight management and disordered eating, and is a Registered Dietitian in private practice in Portland, Oregon. While Chief Nutritionist of the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, having recovered from anorexia nervosa and bulimia on her own, in 1979 she founded and led the first group for people with eating disorders in Los Angeles. Bringing experience from her meditation and yoga practices together with principles of Gestalt and cognitive behavioral therapies, she adopted mindful eating first for herself and eventually in her private practice.  Newmark is a writer in the field of nutrition and health with articles appearing in a variety of magazines, including the Yoga Journal, The Sun, Healthy Weight Journal, Buddhism Today and Let’s Live. She is a popular public speaker, lecturing widely for professionals and the public.  She taught hatha yoga in Santa Monica and Portland, and currently teaches meditation. She co-founded the Portland Diamondway Buddhist Center in 1997, and teaches Buddhism in centers internationally.

 

LESLIE GOLDMAN, MPH is an award-winning Chicago-based health and medical writer, specializing in women's issues. A regular contributor to Health Magazine, Women's Health, Parenting, Runner's World, and more, she earned her Masters degree in Public Health at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Bachelors of Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison, which recently named her to its inaugural "Forward Under 40" list, which highlights the top 20 UW grads under the age of 40 making an impact in the state, nation and beyond.  Goldman's first book, Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-Imagining the "Perfect" Body (Da Capo, 2007), has been featured on the Today Show, in People Magazine and numerous other prominent publications. She recently finished a 16-city nationwide college tour, where she reached thousands of women through her thought-provoking and inspiring presentation Body Image: The Naked Truth. She also blogs for iVillage at neversaydiet.com

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Yoga

MATTHEW J. TAYLOR, PT, PhD, RYT was elected president of the board of directors for IAYT in February 2008. Matt is the founder of Dynamic Systems Rehabilitation in Scottsdale, AZ. The clinic is a fusion of classical Yoga therapeutic principles and his doctoral work in modern transformation learning theory. He is a U.S. Army/Baylor University physical therapy graduate with eight years of active duty acute orthopedic care experience. He then returned to the Midwest where he established a private practice with an integrated health club that grew from a staff of two to seventeen over 15 years in a town of 3500 people. His doctoral work investigated a Yoga-based back school. He has been a board member since February 2007 and is also the representative for IAYT on the board of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. In addition to a busy clinical practice he leads continuing education workshops for healthcare and yoga professionals. Widely published on integrative rehabilitation from a clinical perspective, his practice has also been featured numerous times for its integrative organizational model.

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Community

LISA BALLO, BS, RYT is passionate about helping teachers and kids succeed. As a certified YogaEd instructor, she leads a practice that inspires others in developing self-esteem, focus and self-awareness.   Lisa is a graduate of the Karma Yoga teacher training program. She supports the well-being of children throughout the community by mentoring a group of young women and volunteering with Orchard’s Children’s Services and Renaissance Unity Youth Ministry.  Lisa has completed Waldorf Foundation Courses, Imago Relationship Training, Non-Violent Communication, Dale Carnegie, Reconnect with Food ® Professional Development Program, Somatic Healing, Sacred Balance Intuition Development Courses and Your Choice three year leadership training. She is trained in Vipassana and Primordial Sound Meditation.

 

JUDY RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TRI-COMMUNITY COALITION BERKLEY, HUNTINGTON WOODS, OAK PARK, MICHIGAN is the executive director of the Tri-Community Coalition (TCC) and has been for the past nine years.  Before coming to the TCC, Judy worked as a Judaic Consultant for JARC –the Jewish Association for Residential Care and prior to that position was a special education teacher in the area of learning disabilities in the City of Oak Park.  In her current role as executive director, Judy oversees the workings of this substance abuse prevention non profit for the cities of Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park.  Ms. Rubin works closely with all sectors of the community to respond to the threats of illegal drug use and excessive alcohol and tobacco use especially among the youth of the community.

 

LORI VIOLANTE-LONDON BUSINESS OWNER, WRITE IMPRESSIONS, ROYAL OAK, MI is a business owner with a presence in downtown Royal Oak for over 15 years.   Write Impressions has been voted the best of Detroit by WDIV-TV.  Lori and her family have been committed to doing business in Royal Oak since 1954.  Lori is an active member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board of Holiday Market in Royal Oak, MI.

 

 

STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS, BERKLEY HIGH SCHOOL, BERKLEY, MI  SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.

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Clergy

PASTOR LORANELL(LOR) BREYLEY, CANA LUTHERAN CHURCH, BERKLEY, MI was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1998 and is currently serving at Cana Evangelical Lutheran church in Berkley MI.  Previous to entering the ministry Pastor Lor worked as Mechanical Engineer in research, and previous to that as a Medical Laboratory Assistant.   She has finally come around to her calling in the ministry.  The theology of the Lutheran church holds that humankind is an interrelationship between the body and the spirit (soul).  The physical and spiritual together make up the person and together experience salvation now and in the future.  This ministry at reconnect also seeks the healing and integration of body and spirit.

 

RABBI CHANOCH HADAR, WOODWARD SHUL, ROYAL OAK, MI was born in Israel and raised in Johannesburg South Africa, and received his Rabbinical Ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Israel at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey.  Rabbi Hadar has served in Jewish Communities in Miami, Russia, and New York.  Together with his wife Tamar he currently serves as The Woodward Avenue Shul’s director.

 

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Business

ANDREW JORDAN, CPA, MSF is a Certified Public Accountant with a degree in Accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit and a Masters Degree in Finance from Walsh College of Business Administration.  Andrew started his business career in public accounting and later transferred to industry where he worked as a Controller for a variety of mid-size businesses.

 

 

 

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"My balance is bad due to nerve deafness.  As we 'danced' from reverse warrior to side angle pose, I did not expect to be able to do it at all.  I was surprised to find that if I watched my extended hand as I went back and forth, I was able to find the balance that allowed me to succeed.  Watching my hands to find my balance...the perfect metaphor for my entire life."

Karen S.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL
"I gained several useful tools with which I could re-engage my negative emotions in a more positive direction, and I could cope more effectively with my depression."

Juliet M.
Berkley, MI
"I will use the information from Reconnect with Food to eat more mindfully, try not reading, closing my eyes when I eat and use all my senses."

Kathy B.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL
"This program really has rebuilt my life and allowed me to enjoy the simple things rather than constantly living in a state of fear and anxiety."

Megan B.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
"The most useful information that I obtained from this workshop were the opinions and words from others and to share with others my feelings."

Claudia U.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL

 


"I learned how food parallels relationships, mindful eating and how I see food for comfort or boredom."

Barbara C.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL
"I learned that nothing lasts forever, and this workshop will help me increase my awareness in my personal life."

Paul J .
Portland, OR
"The most useful information that I received from this program is being ok in my body, acceptance of myself and others and that 'food' is not the problem."

Rose R.
Armada, MI
"[Reconnect with Food] helped me become more aware.  It presented a starting point without risk to work at it again."

Larry W.
Troy, MI
"This program created awareness of my behavior in my daily life."

Ruth J.
Harper Woods, MI
"The peer coach is so knowledgeable about what she does, not only on an intellectual level, but also from experience.  She knows everything there is to know about healing and recovery [from eating disorders/addiction], but shares it in a real and practical way that takes into consideration the particular experience of each of her clients.  She cares deeply about her clients, and notices and appreciates what is special about each of them.  She made me feel seen and understood in a way that I haven't before."

Nicole D.
Sausalito, CA


"Lisa's energy and commitment to great food quality, taste, appearance was very helpful in shifting my paradigm to enjoyment and celebration of food.  I am deeply grateful for this."

"Brooke is pure light and filled with love.  She is wise in many things and expert in the area of fine arts and the application of those skills to the treatment of the dissociative aspect of eating disorders."

Deb J.
West Bloomfield, MI
"My therapist has changed me and continues to assist my recovery process in ways I was not open to before entering the program.  She is so honest and nurturing. Both of these qualities make recovery not just easier, but deeper and more effective.  I can't thank her enough for all she has done and continues to do.  She is inspiring."

"I developed an unexpectedly strong connection to my facilitator's yoga therapy, flow and voice. With each practice, I eel myself evolving and growing into a  stronger person, both physically and spiritually.  I found myself reaching deep inside myself, uncovering new paths and doors that I wasn't able to discover with anyone else.  She has been an amazing aid in my recovery."

Jerilyn C.
Ferndale, MI
"This has been my first time participating in this Reconnect with Food® Program, and may I say-I just feel full of energy to go on for the weeks! Thank you Beverly for this wonderful experience."

Amanda Y.
Beirut, Lebanon
"The most useful information was answering the question, 'What are you hungry for?' It was pretty illuminating."

Natalie L.
New York, NY
"Learning the connection of the chakras with emotion and food, as well as how other life relationships parallel the relationship with food was insightful."

Julie H.
E. Lansing, MI
"Thank you Beverly for the gifts of insight you have allowed me to glean. I feel blessed to know you."

Kelly D.
Royal Oak, MI
"It was a very rewarding!"

Janet D.
Troy, MI
"Beverly is very informative and inspirational."

Julie J.
Plymouth, MI
"I love Beverly's approach to yoga that we should look within for how to do a pose, instead of trying to fit into something rigid. I think you should visit some of the residential eating disorder programs as a guest!".

Katie B.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL
"I learned, from this workshop, that food and relationships are connected."

Ed G.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL
"This class made me aware of the need to be more aware of my emotions and how they relate to food."

Joan Z.
Midwest Yoga Conference Participant
Bloomingdale, IL