The Victory Program Staff
The Victory Program at McCallum Place is comprised of a specialized eating disorder treatment staff to meet the unique needs of our athlete patient population. At The Victory Program, athletes with eating disorders will encounter a program designed specifically for them that is run by healthcare professionals who understand not only their special treatment needs, but also understand and appreciate the importance of sport in the life of a serious athlete.
Sports Health & Eating Disorder Treatment Specialists
Kimberli McCallum, MD, FAPA, CEDS
Founder of McCallum Place
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Ron A. Thompson, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Consulting Psychologist and Co-Founder
Ron A. Thompson is a psychologist in Bloomington, Indiana, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. He is also a consulting psychologist for the Athletic Department at Indiana University and has served as a consultant on eating disorders to the NCAA and on the Female Athlete Triad with the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission (IOCMC). He coauthored the Disordered Eating section of the IOC MC’s Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad, the NCAA Coaches Handbook: Managing the Female Athlete Triad, and Managing Student-Athletes’ Mental Health Issues for the NCAA. Dr. Thompson recently became a member of the NCAA Mental Health Task Force as the eating disorder representative on the committee. Dr. Thompson also assisted in the development of the Healthy Body Image Project for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. His publications include the books Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends, Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders, The Exercise Balance, and Eating Disorders in Sport. He has presented lectures and workshops at more than 110 regional, national, and international meetings, including presentations at the United States Olympic Training Center, the Dutch Olympic Training Center, and the Swedish Sports Federation.
Dr. Thompson is a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), where he cofounded the AED’s Special Interest Group on Athletes. Dr. Thompson and colleague Dr. Roberta Sherman jointly received the AED’s 2008 Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative, and Educational Service.
Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Consulting Psychologist and Co-Founder
Dr. Roberta Sherman is a psychologist who specialized in the treatment of eating disorders in Bloomington, Indiana, for 30 years and also provided clinical and consulting services to the Athletic Department at Indiana University-Bloomington for 26 years. She has served as a consultant to the NCAA on eating disorders and other mental health issues of collegiate athletes and has coauthored two NCAA Coaches Handbooks: Managing the Female Athlete Triad and Managing Student-Athletes’ Mental Health Issues. Additionally, Dr. Sherman has served as a member of the Education Committee on the Female Athlete Triad for the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. In that role, she coauthored the Disordered Eating section of the Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad and assisted in the development of the Healthy Body Image Project for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Most recently, Dr. Sherman co-authored the IOC Consensus Paper, Beyond the Female AthleteTriad - Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport.
Dr. Sherman has presented lectures and workshops at more than 70 regional, national, and international meetings, including invited presentations in Australia, Austria, Canada, Israel, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Her numerous publications include the books Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends, Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders, and Eating Disorders in Sport. She is an editorial board member of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Sherman is a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), where she co-founded AED’s Special Interest Group on Athletes. She was a co-recipient with colleague Ron A. Thompson of AED’s 2008 Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative, or Educational Service.
Riley Nickols, PhD
Counseling and Sport Psychologist, Director of the Victory Program
Riley Nickols, PhD is a counseling and sport psychologist who specializes in treating athletes with eating disorders. Riley obtained an MS in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. He regularly speaks at colleges and to athletes, coaches, and sports medicine personnel about issues pertaining to disordered eating and unbalanced exercise in sport. Additionally, Riley consults with eating disorder professionals on best practices for integrating exercise during treatment. Riley maintains a private practice in St. Louis, MO where he primarily works with athletes addressing both clinical and performance concerns. His research has examined the relationship between self-confidence and anxiety among athletes before and after competition and has focused on the psychological experiences of athletes returning to competition after experiencing season-ending injuries. Riley is sensitive to the unique demands of recovery in relation to training and competing in sport. In addition to competing in endurance sports for over 15 years, Riley is a running coach and a USA Triathlon coach.
Kate Evett, RD, LD, CSSD
Nutrition Services Manager
Kate is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in eating disorders, sports nutrition, and weight management. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a Certification in Weight Management through the American Dietetic Association. She is a devoted long distance runner and a two-time Boston Marathon qualifier. Kate assists her clients in creating eating strategies to optimize performance in a variety of sports. Her passion is helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food through a non-diet approach.
Lori Adams, RD, LD, CSSD
Lori is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and dietetic internship at St Louis University. She was also the recipient of an athletic scholarship for the Division I women’s soccer program at St Louis University.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the state and local affiliates. Lori served as president for the St Louis affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the St Louis Dietetic Association) from 2011-2012. She is a member of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) national dietetic practice group. Lori has been working in the field of eating disorders, sports nutrition and wellness since 2003. At McCallum Place she works with clients in all levels of care and is a Victory Program dietitian and group facilitator.
Caroline Leibman, MA Ed, BC-DMT, NCC
Individual Therapist; Dance & Movement, Expressive & Psychodrama Group Therapist
Caroline is a board certified dance/movement therapist and a nationally certified counselor who holds an MA in Education from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her graduate work in Dance/Movement Therapy as well as a Professional Diploma in Dance and Movement Studies at the Laban Centre, London, England. She trained in Authentic Movement at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley California, and with Janet Adler, PhD. Currently, Caroline is training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, studying in the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Program developed by Dr. Peter Levine, PhD. Caroline is an adjunct faculty member in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis, teaching in the Somatics Program. Caroline offers a blend of verbal and body-oriented therapies integrating Jungian thought, creative arts therapies, somatic experiencing, and spiritual practices to promote healing and well being. She has a background in working with issues of trauma, eating disorders, depression/loss, and anxiety. She also works with individuals seeking growth, wellness, and spiritual enrichment.
Caroline Rudnick, MD, PhD
Dr. Caroline Rudnick is a board-certified family physician and has been in practice for 15 years. She completed her MD and PhD at Washington University in St. Louis and her family medicine residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. She is currently on faculty at St. Louis University in the department of Family Medicine where she teaches the medical students general medical topics as well as eating disorders. Her clinical interests are women's health and eating disorders. She has been caring for patients with eating disorders for the past 6 years. Dr. Rudnick sees patients at McCallum Place and outpatients with eating disorders at Webster Wellness Professionals.
V. Brooke Ayden, MD
Dr. Ayden is a board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and in adult psychiatry. She is on faculty in Clinical Psychiatry at Washington University. She received her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She has experience as a personal trainer, field hockey coach, and NCAA Division I athlete, and has lead seminars on the Mind-Body connection.
Katie Bohn, M.Ed., R-DMT, PLPC
Katie received her Master's of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She completed her graduate work in dance/movement therapy at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in counseling from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Dance Therapy Association. Her therapeutic approach offers a blend of verbal and body-oriented therapies to promote healing of the mind, body and spirit. Additionally, Katie is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and a member of Drea's Dream, a dance therapy/expressive movement program for children with cancer and special needs.
Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Amanda Schlitzer Tierney is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds her Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology: Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. Amanda has been working with athletes and non-athletes with eating disorders since 2006. Over the years, Amanda gained a wide-range of knowledge for this specialized population and found her true passion: helping individuals incorporate balanced exercise into the recovery environment. Amanda’s goal as a Strength and Conditioning Coach is working with individuals to help identify unhealthy exercise thoughts and behaviors and supporting them in redefining their relationship with fitness. She aims to help her patients find a balance between challenging the body and bringing the fun back to exercise. She encourages listening to one’s body cues and adequate fueling to maintain a healthy body and mind. Amanda’s target reaches beyond the patient and she strives to educate athletes, teams, coaches, parents, athletic trainers, and sport medicine personnel on how work with this specialized population.
Taylor Larson, RD, CSSD, LD
Taylor is a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Dietetics and has held a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise since 2010. Taylor joined the McCallum Place team in 2014 and works with patients in the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs, helping them rediscover healthy relationships with food and exercise. Taylor enjoys educating patients on the science of food and exercise to help them challenge rigid and distorted beliefs and promote flexibility, moderation, and balance. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an affiliate of the Missouri Dietetic Association.
Heidi M. Williams, MPH, RD, CSSD, LD
Heidi is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in eating disorders and sports nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri. Heidi later went on to pursue a degree in Dietetics at Fontbonne University, completing her dietetic internship at Sea Mar Community Health Center in Seattle, Washington. After working on an organic farm in Costa Rica where she developed a more hands-on approach to food and nutrition, she pursued her Master of Public Health at the University of Missouri. Heidi worked as an outpatient dietitian at the University of Missouri, specializing in eating disorders by assisting clients in developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise. In addition, Heidi is a devoted ultra-runner and has been an endurance athlete for over 10 years. Heidi is also a NSCA certified personal trainer. She is a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietitian. Heidi currently works with patients in the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs.