Monte Nido & Affilites Chief Clinical Officer Appointed

Melissa Orshan Spann, LMHC, PhD, CEDS-SMIAMI, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Monte Nido & Affiliates - the nation's leading provider of eating disorder treatment for over two decades - announces the appointment of Melissa Orshan Spann, LMHC, PhD, CEDS-S as the company's Chief Clinical Officer. In this role, Dr. Spann will collaborate with the executive leadership team, playing a key part in guiding the clinical development, treatment delivery, and management of Monte Nido & Affiliates three program brands: Monte Nido, Clementine and Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Additionally, Dr. Spann will oversee the residential and day treatment programs on a regional and national level while continuing to build upon the company's twenty-three years of quality eating disorder treatment. "I am thrilled to elevate Dr. Spann into this role over Monte Nido & Affiliates programs," said Chief Executive Officer Candy Henderson MS. "Her extensive experience in the areas of quality clinical care, program development and operations will be instrumental to us as we grow the company and continue to effectively treat eating disorders and co-occurring issues, as well as maintain our reputation as the country's top eating disorder provider."

As a licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Spann is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP™). Having been with the company since 2011, Dr. Spann most recently served as Vice President of Admissions for Monte Nido & Affiliates' twenty-two programs as well as held a Regional Executive Director role in the Southeast. "This is an exciting time at Monte Nido & Affiliates considering the recent opening of our Monte Nido residential program for all genders in Long Island, coinciding with the upcoming opening of our Clementine residential program for adolescent girls in Houston," said Dr. Spann. "I look forward to partnering with our tenured and talented clinical leaders to enhance the trusted model and excellent care that our programs are known for."

Dr. Spann received her Doctoral degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, Master's degree from the University of Miami, and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. A prolific presenter, Dr. Spann serves on the board of the Southeast Eating Disorder (SEED) Conference Committee and has presented nationally on topics related to adolescent development and body image issues, eating disorders in the Jewish community, the intersection of trauma and eating disorders, binge eating disorder, body image development, and women's issues across the lifespan.

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