Staff Leadership

 

Christie Dondero – Executive Director

christie-dondero-2015-headshotChristie came on as Rock Recovery’s first paid staff member in April 2013. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, she volunteered with the organization for almost three years, served as Board President for a two-year term, and acted as Director of Development and Community Programs. Christie worked for Habitat for Humanity’s seventh largest U.S. affiliate in North Carolina and as a consultant with PwC in Washington, D.C. prior to coming on staff. Having gone through recovery herself, Christie understands the depth of emotional, physical and spiritual support needed to recover and is passionate about spreading the message that freedom from disordered eating is possible. Christie recently fell in love with spin classes and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, ballet, activities with her church and visiting her family in Florida.

Dr. Diana Gaydusek – Clinical Program Director

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Dr. Gaydusek is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Prior to assuming the role of Clinical Program Director, Dr. Gaydusek volunteered with Rock Recovery for three years as a group therapist and as the Administrative Program Director. Dr. Gaydusek received her B.A. in psychology from Hamilton College and her M.A. in school psychology from Marist College. She received a second M.A. in clinical psychology and her doctoral degree from the American School of Professional Psychology. She completed an APA accredited clinical internship at Princeton House Behavioral Health, which included a 6-month eating disorder rotation at the University Medical Center of Princeton. During her doctoral training, Dr. Gaydusek worked with adolescent and adult eating disorder clients at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. In addition to working at Rock Recovery, Dr. Gaydusek is working at Center for Discovery with adolescents and families and Mind Body Health where she provides individualized evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Gaydusek has extensive experience in conducting individual, group, and family therapy and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Maudsley Family Based Treatment for eating disorders.

Brittany Coleman – Communications and Program Manager

Brittany Coleman headshotBrittany is a communications strategist and non-profit professional with the gift of building creative communications campaigns. Brittany’s expertise spans a diverse range of industries; including managing public relations and marketing campaigns for notable companies within the healthcare, education, publishing, and non-profit sectors. Brittany has always been inspired by organizations that are rooted in social responsibility. Her passion for helping others to live their best lives is what led her to Rock Recovery to support their mission and growth. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, travel, read, and look for new recipes.


Erin Bair, M.Div. – Chaplain

erin-headshot-1Erin joined the Rock Recovery team as its first chaplain in the fall of 2015. She is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and has previously served in parish ministry and hospital chaplaincy. Having known many people affected by disordered eating, Erin is grateful to get to support Rock Recovery’s clients, helping them to know the freedom that God’s love and grace offers them. Erin grew up in Georgia and attended college and divinity school in Boston. Nine years into living in the DC area, she’s convinced she’s found the best of both worlds. In addition to working with Rock Recovery, Erin is a speaker and retreat leader and is training to be a spiritual director. In her free time, she loves to read, cook, hike, and spend as much time as possible in Arizona with her nieces and nephew.

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