SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a recent expansion adding two new treatment centers in Roseville and in Fresno, Sacramento-based Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program (Summit) has promoted Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, to Executive Director to oversee all program operations. Ms. Lombardi, a respected eating disorder expert, has served in numerous positions at Summit over the past 11 years, including Primary Therapist, Director of Marketing and Outreach and most recently Chief Admissions Officer. Summit is in partnership with Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder.
"I'm proud of Summit's expansion and a big part of the recent growth is due to Jennifer's hard work," said Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, founding partner and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center. "I'm thrilled to have someone with her background and experience step into this important role for us."
In her new position, Ms. Lombardi will provide leadership and oversee the organization, including the Sacramento, Roseville and Fresno locations, managing a team of clinical, medical, operational and business staff. Ms. Lombardi will continue to promote Summit amongst professionals and the community at large and serve as spokesperson for the program.
Prior to her work in the field of eating disorders, Ms. Lombardi worked for nearly 10 years in the field of public relations. She has extensive experience in crisis communications and media relations, and has served on numerous boards and committees for both private and public agencies. She attended California State University (CSU), Sacramento, where she received her Master's Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Recovered from anorexia for more than 18 years, she lectures extensively on the topics of eating disorders and body image issues to adolescents, parents and professionals. Ms. Lombardi is an Adjunct Faculty member at JFK University and a part-time Instructor at CSU Sacramento, teaching eating disorder certification, family sciences and social issues courses.
About Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program
Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program is a Joint Commission-accredited center for eating disorders treatment and prevention based in Sacramento, California. Founded in 2000, Summit is a medically-supervised treatment program serving both adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, and organizes professional development and prevention services for the community at large. A multidisciplinary team of professionals oversees outpatient levels of care, including a seven day-per-week Partial Hospitalization Program, an Intensive Outpatient Program and flexible outpatient programming in Sacramento, as well as Intensive Outpatient and flexible outpatient programs in Fresno and Roseville. Summit is in partnership with Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. For more information about Summit, call (916) 574-1000 or visit www.sedop.org.
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