Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

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Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

PhD, LCP

Senior Director, Clinical Services

Dr. Sydney Brodeur-Johnson’s passion is providing best-practice, research-informed and multiculturally competent treatment to patients and their families suffering with eating disorders. She is committed to increasing access to effective treatment, training professionals to deliver gold-standard care, and empowering them to be the best providers and people they can be.

Dr. Brodeur received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a concentration in the interdisciplinary treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. She assisted with the opening of Carolina House, a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Durham, NC, and was the first Center Director there. From 2008 – 2019 Sydney served as the eating disorder specialist and Associate Director for Training at University Counseling Services at VCU. In that role, she maintained APA accreditation of the psychology internship program and was the administrator for the training program for students in psychology, social work, and counselor education.  She also served as a member of the center’s executive team.

In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with her children and partner, being outdoors, listening to music, and traveling.

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Chase Bannister

Chase Bannister

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Chase Bannister

MDIV, MSW, LCSW, CEDS

Senior Vice President for Community Engagement | Founder, Veritas Collaborative

Chase Bannister, Founder of Veritas Collaborative, is Senior Vice President for Community Engagement of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program. Chase is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. He is Principal of Bannister Consultancy, a firm committed to thought-leadership for healthcare strategy & civic engagement, and formerly served Veritas Collaborative as Chief Strategy & Clinical Officer. In 2006, he developed the clinical program for CRC Health Group’s first startup residential eating disorders treatment center. 

Chase’s career is marked by achievements in many arenas, including federal legislative initiatives, standards-of-care creation, clinical program innovation, healthcare entrepreneurship, professional education, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns. He played a significant role in ensuring the inclusion of eating disorders policy within The 21st Century Cures Act—the first acknowledgment of eating disorders in the history of federal statutory law. A highly respected speaker, Chase appears regularly on the national stage to present on eating disorders, healthcare policy, and ethics. 

Chase serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action. He is also an active member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Leadership Summit, as well as the REDC Consortium, chairing the Special Investigatory Committee on Ethics. 

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wofford College, Chase was the first to earn concurrent graduate degrees in Clinical Social Work & Divinity from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School and Duke University. He is the recipient of The Arthur B. & Ida Maie Rivers Award for Integrity, Virtue, Gentleness, and Character, as well as The L. Harris Chewning Award for Academic Scholarship and Intellectual & Moral Integrity. 

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Rebecca Eckstein

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Rebecca Eckstein

LCSW, CEDS-S

Senior Regional Director, Southeast

Rebecca Eckstein, LCSW, CEDS-S, is the Senior Regional Director, Southeast at Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program. Becca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having earned her MSW in Social Work from New York University, and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Violin Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Becca’s experience helping individuals with eating disorders in various levels of care at Veritas and in Massachusetts, along with her training in FBT, ACT, CBT, and DBT, informs her evidence-based approach to treatment. She is passionate about empowering individuals to create a sustainable path to recovery that moves them in the direction of their values. She also firmly believes in treatment to outcome, to help ensure the best chance of a lasting recovery process for individuals and their loved ones. Becca specializes in family therapy and sees partners, parents, and other loved ones as essential advocates and allies in the treatment process.

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Continuing Education

Continuing education
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Healthcare providers are in a unique position to recognize the early signs of eating disorders. At Accanto Health, we provide continuing education for healthcare providers through The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative brands, so practitioners have the knowledge and resources to help their patients take the first steps toward recovery.

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Accanto Health’s 2022 Symposium, Beside and Beyond

Accanto Health’s 2022 Symposium, Beside and Beyond

Sept 14–16th – Atlanta, GA

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2022 Webinar Schedule


Advocacy and You: Thursday, July 14th, 9–11am PT, 11am–1pm CT, 12–2pm ET. Learn more and register here

Eating Disorders and College Campuses: Unique Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities: Thursday, August 11th, 9–11am PT, 11am–1pm CT, 12–2pm ET. Learn more and register here

2022 Accanto Health Symposium: Beside and Beyond: Wednesday, September 14th–Friday, September 16th. Learn more and register here

Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Eating Disorders: Thursday, October 13th, 9–11am PT, 11am–1pm CT, 12–2pm ET. Learn more and register here

Eating Disorders and the Holidays: Thursday, November 10th, 9–11am PT, 11am–1pm CT, 12-2pm ET. Learn more and register here

Preparing for the New Year: How to Navigate Weight Stigma and Bias: Thursday, December 8th, 9–11am PT, 11am–1pm CT, 12–2pm ET. Learn more and register here


Visit The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative websites to view upcoming in-person and virtual events. Don’t miss the opportunity to earn CE credits as you learn the latest information on eating disorders and engage with colleagues.


In accordance with requirements set by our accreditation organization, find Accanto Health’s CEU Grievance Policy here.

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Anna Tanner

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Anna Tanner

MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS-S

Vice President for the Department of Child and Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Anna B. Tanner is Vice President of Child and Adolescent Medicine for Accanto Health. She is a board-certified Pediatrician who has specialized in the care of complicated adolescent patients, in particular patients with eating disorders, for over 20 years. Dr. Tanner completed medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University, and then remained there to serve on the Pediatrics faculty in the Division of Young Adult and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Tanner has been very involved in advocacy and education efforts and serves on national and international committees for eating disorders education. She speaks frequently across the United States on the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, especially as they affect children and young adolescents, and contributed a book chapter on that topic in the 4th edition of Dr. Philip S. Mehler’s Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications. Dr. Tanner currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Emory University School of Medicine and as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science for Morehouse School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) Medical Care Standards Committee and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Certification Committee Task Force. Dr. Tanner is a Fellow in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, and a Certified Eating Disorders Supervisor. She has been named by Atlanta magazine as a “Top Doctor” every year from 2013 to 2022 and named by Castle Connelly as an Exceptional Woman in Medicine and one of America’s Most Honored Doctors.

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Brittany Davis

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Brittany Davis

MEd, LPCC-S

Senior Regional Director, Midwest

Brittany Davis is the Senior Regional Director, Midwest of Accanto Health, the parent company of Veritas Collaborative and The Emily Program. Brittany began her counseling career as a graduate student at The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) in 2009. After graduating, she joined the CCED team as the Adolescent PHP/IOP Program Coordinator and remained in this role for 9 years. In 2018, she transitioned to the Site Director for The Emily Program’s Cleveland Outpatient location. Over the years, Brittany has specialized in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders using the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) approach and has attended multiple intensive trainings in Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Brittany is the Mom to a six-year-old daughter, Isabelle, and a four-year-old son, Tyler. She has a love for animals and recently adopted a golden retriever puppy. In her personal time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.

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