Team

With Equip, you get an exceptional care team trained to provide care that works

Kristina Saffran

Kristina Saffran

CEO + Co-founder

Erin Parks, PhD

Erin Parks, PhD

Chief Clinical Officer + Co-founder

JD Ouellette

JD Ouellette

Director of Mentorship

Tana Luo, PhD

Tana Luo, PhD

Director of Therapy

Megan Hellner, DrPH

Megan Hellner, DrPH

Director of Nutrition

Maris Degener

Maris Degener

Lead Peer Mentor

Samuel Kolander, MD

Samuel Kolander, MD

Medical Director

Katherine Hill, MD

Katherine Hill, MD

Medical Director

Sean Kerrigan, MD

Sean Kerrigan, MD

Lead Psychiatric Supervisor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor, UT-Austin

Evelyn Attia, MD

Evelyn Attia, MD

Clinical Advisory Board Member Director of the Ctr for Eating Disorders + Professor, Columbia and Weill Cornell

Daniel Le Grange, PhD

Daniel Le Grange, PhD

Clinical Advisory Board Member Director Eating Disorders Program + Professor, UC San Francisco

Cara Bohon, PhD

Cara Bohon, PhD

VP, Clinical Programs

Cara Bohon, PhD

Cara Bohon, PhD

VP, Clinical Programs

Samantha Peters, MA, RD, LDN

Samantha Peters, MA, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Camilla Ahlqvist, RD, LD

Camilla Ahlqvist, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Hayden Kapalka

Hayden Kapalka

Peer Mentor

Debbie Way

Debbie Way

Family Mentor

Isabella Dean

Isabella Dean

Peer Mentor

Danielle Gordon, LMFT

Danielle Gordon, LMFT

Therapist

Isabel Vasquez, RD, LDN

Isabel Vasquez, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Rachel Ladino

Rachel Ladino

Medical Assistant

Amber Schlitter,  LCSW

Amber Schlitter, LCSW

Therapist

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Family Mentor

Rosemarie Gastelum, CRSS

Rosemarie Gastelum, CRSS

Family Mentor

Dulce Petagara

Dulce Petagara

Family Mentor

Elizabeth Gordon, PsyD

Elizabeth Gordon, PsyD

Therapist

Rebecca Kaminsky

Rebecca Kaminsky

Family Mentor

Kelsey Gilchriest

Kelsey Gilchriest

Peer Mentor

Sara Phelps

Sara Phelps

Peer Mentor

Join our team to transform eating disorder treatment.

Equip was built by and for outpatient providers.  


You joined this profession to help people—not to fight for fair reimbursement. You want training in evidence-based treatment—but that training is expensive and inaccessible. 

 

We’re here to change that. Our care team members are trained, supervised, well-compensated, and given opportunities to develop their career. If you’re interested in joining our care team or non-clinical team, please visit our careers page at equiphealth.recruitee.com—or fill out the form on this page and a member of Equip will reach out.

Our Story

Kristina Saffran was diagnosed with anorexia at ten years old. After four hospitalizations and many relapses, Kristina’s parents learned about Family Based Treatment (FBT), and with her parents' help, she finally recovered. In 2008, Kristina co-founded the nonprofit Project HEAL, with the mission to raise money for patients who did not have financial access to eating disorder treatment. As her understanding of the broken treatment system grew, she found herself returning to a vision of providing treatment access and accessible treatment.

In 2016, Kristina was seated next to Dr. Erin Parks at the Academy for Eating Disorders annual conference. A clinical psychologist, researcher and a director at one of the world’s best eating disorder programs (UC San Diego), Erin was also passionate about improving access to quality care, and focused on another barrier to access: location. Families were traveling around the country seeking quality treatment--but couldn’t find evidence-based treatment in their communities.  

Over the next 3 years, Kristina and Erin would talk to thousands of patients and their parents. They learned that not only was treatment expensive and hard to find, parents also wanted much more than just local and affordable care. Families wanted treatment teams, with multiple specialists that were on the same page. They wanted practical support, with patient and parent mentors who understood their challenges. They wanted treatment that evolved with their family, following them through job relocations and college. And they wanted treatment that was enduring, that stayed with you through recovery and could catch relapses before they occurred.  

In 2019, Kristina and Erin hired clinicians and parents and researchers and recovered patients and together, they built the treatment that families wanted and needed. Together, they built Equip.