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Meet the Team

Eating Disorder Clinical Staff


Michael D. Vance, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral Health Services
Licensed Psychologist
Ph.D. (1990 Indiana University)



Martin J. Harrington, M.D.
Licensed Psychiatrist, Child and Adult
Board Certified, Child and Adult
Medical Director, Eating Disorders Program, Residency (1997) & Fellowship (1999), Creighton-Nebraska Department of Psychiatry
Special Interest Areas:
Eating Disorders
Psychatric Evaluation
Pharmacological Management
Children/Adolescents/Adults



Kara Beals, MS, LIMHP
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
M.S. Human Service/Community Counseling (2007) Bellevue University
M.S. Clinical Counseling (2010) Bellevue University
Special Interest Areas:
Eating Disorders
Anxiety
Depression
Family Therapy
Parent-Adolescent Problems
Child/Adolescent Behavior Problems


Teresa Ryan
UNMC School of Nursing (1993)
BSN Degree


Shannon Sullivan-Zitek
UNMC School of Nursing (1986)
Associates Degree
PALS/ACLS Certified


Laura Schmidt, RN
Registered Nurse
Clarkson College (1980)
Omaha, NE


Peggy Smith, B.S., M.S.
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
B.S. Elementary Education (1988)
M.S. Effective Teaching (1990)
Certified Teacher, Iowa & Nebraska
Family Resources/Eating Disorder




Krista Godfrey, M.S., R.D., CSP, LMNT
Registered Dietician, Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist
M.S. Nutrition and Health Science (2015)
B.S. Dietetics (2008) University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dietetic Internship (2010)
Special Interest Areas:
Eating Disorders
Cystic Fibrosis
Sports Nutrition
Weight Management
Food Allergies



Monica Klahn, ACSM-EPC, CTRS
B.S. Psychology/Human Development, University of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S. Recreational Therapy, University of Nebraska-Omaha


Cindy Orsi, MA, CTRS
B.A. Psychology, Bellevue University (1994)
B.A. Sociology/Women's Studies (1994)
M.A. Health, Physical Education & Recreation, University of Nebraska-Omaha (2000)
Certification in Recreation Therapy