Jillian Rose Reed
Jillian is most recognized and beloved as Tamara in MTV’s “Awkward” and Simone on “Weeds.” She has appeared on several TV shows such as “Jessie,” “Hung”, “Lucifer”, “The Middle,” and much more. She was recently brought on to host “Present Tense with Jillian Rose Reed”, a web series by Maker Studios and Morgan Spurlock’s company, Warrior Poets. Every episode dives in head first to a different social issued facing Millennials. Presently, Jillian can be heard as the voice of Naomi on Disney’s animated TV series, Elena of Avalor.
A native of Seattle, Alex is a Professional Choreographer, Director, Master Teacher and Performer. She has choreographed for clients & companies such as Nike, Nike NFL, Audi, Genentech, Thunderhead.com, Tarbell Realtors, and The Young Americans; She has also contributed choreography to Knott’s Berry Farm (figure skating shows), the opening production for America’s Got Talent (NBC) and Alex was a Jazz coach to Karina Smirnoff & Apollo Ohno on Dancing With The Stars (ABC).
Courtney Hope is an actress, model, fitness enthusiast, and philanthropist. She believes in the power of human connection and empathetic healing through honesty, broadening perspective and artistry. She stars as ‘Sally Spectra’ on the long-running CBS Series The Bold And The Beautiful, having been part of the cast the last two years.
Krista Stryker is is an NSCA-CPT and a leading expert on high intensity interval training (HIIT) and bodyweight fitness. Krista is the author of the new book, The 12-Minute Athlete: Get Fitter, Faster, and Stronger Using HIIT and Your Own Bodyweight from Tiller Press/Simon & Schuster. She is the founder of 12 Minute Athlete and the 12 Minute Athlete app as well as a writer, TV guest/host, and motivational speaker.
Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, LMFT, LPCC, CEDS-S – Clinical Director
Alli Spotts-De Lazzer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (49842), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (844), Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS), and a CEDS supervisor who has a private practice in Studio City, Los Angeles. She’s the author of MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues, a book offering readers help, hope, and connection through its 23 relatable mini-memoirs about eating and body image stresses paired with expert insights.
Danielle Kelmar, LCSW TEAM-CBT Therapist
Danielle Kelmar, LCSW, joined Breaking the Chains Foundation in 2014 and currently has a private practice in Menlo Park, CA treating teens and young adults who are struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety and depression. She works with an individual client as well as their families using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and applies mindfulness tools and techniques.
Raja B. Marhaba
Raja B. Marhaba is the Founder and President of The Jonathan Foundation for Learning Disabilities, Inc. The motivation for establishing it was driven by her personal struggles with having two children with disabilities and multiple battles she endured to obtain appropriate special education and related services from their school district over a period of eight years.
Laura Barrett Larkins
Laura Barrett Larkins is an actress, social media content creator, as well as the Founder of LéBL Creative Consulting, a digital marketing company focused on content production, community management, influencer relations, and experiential marketing. In 2023 she will be launching a concept store and co-working club inspired by her work in the creative and digital marketing world. She is currently based in London.
Brian Cook, Ph.D.,
Dr. Cook has developed an original line of research examining the etiological role, management, and therapeutic potential of exercise in eating disorders. His education at the Universities of Rhode Island and Florida and a NIMH post-doctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND allowed him to train under experts in the eating disorder field.
Tammy Baghdassarian is the Executive Director and co-founder of Keystone Treatment in Los Angeles. Keystone specializes in treating eating disorders, disordered eating, and mental health utilizing an intuitive eating philosophy and evidence based approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy. Keystone is recognized for being a highly individualized program that can work with clients to stop the cycle of going in and out of treatment.
Krista Godfrey, RDN, Eating Disorder Specialist
Krista is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that has worked exclusively in the treatment of eating disorders since 2011. Her experience includes working with people battling all types of eating disorders in a variety of different levels of care including inpatient hospitalization, a partial eating disorder treatment program and in the outpatient setting.
Jess is a queer, neurodivergent therapist who has held diverse job roles as a personal care aid, associate vice president of a machine shop, juvenile justice counselor, eating disorders specialist counselor, and social media manager. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (SC), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (NC), and Nationally Certified Counselor.
Dr. Gia Marson
Dr. Gia Marson is a psychologist, clinician, author and lecturer in private practice in Santa Monica, CA. She is the psychologist consultant for UCLA’s Medical Outpatient Feeding and Eating Disorders Program & was the Founder/Director of the UCLA CAPS Eating Disorder Program and a psychologist-member of the UCLA Athletic Care Committee.
Dr. Kelli Rugless, PsyD
Dr. Rugless is a licensed clinical psychological who knows that every woman has the potential and power to be a positive force of change in her personal life, workplace, and community. Helping women achieve this potential and power is Dr. Rugless’ passion.