Team

Mary R. Rouse, MD, FAAP, FAED; Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Rouse received her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine, completed her pediatric residency at Milwaukee Children's Hospital and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has worked with adolescents with eating disorders since 1985. She was the medical director and co-owner of the Eating Disorders Center of Indiana from 1997-2003.  She became the medical director of the Charis Center for Eating Disorders at its inception in 2003.  She is an associate clinical professor in Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Section of Adolescent Medicine.  She is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders.  She is past president and for the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

NatalieD. Zolicoffer, PhD, HSPP; Counseling Psychology

Dr. Zolicoffer received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in Counseling Psychology in 2000. She has provided clinical services in a diversity of settings since she received her doctorate. Dr. Zolicoffer has been a member of treatment teams in university counseling centers, community mental health centers and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prior to accepting her position at the Charis Center, Dr. Zolicoffer served as the director at a community mental health center in Indianapolis. She joined the Charis Center treatment team in 2007. Dr. Zolicoffer provdes individual and group therapy in the outpatient services area and is involved with the Partial Hospitalization Program. She also serves as the Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Zolicoffer’s areas of clinical interest include eating disorders, multiculturally informed treatment, trauma treatment, clinical supervision, and EMDR therapy. Dr. Zolicoffer is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Jonathan Richardson, PsyD, HSPP; Clinical Psychology

Dr. Richardson received his Psy.D. from the Wright Institute in California. He completed his internship at the University of Michigan counseling center and has worked with adults and adolescents in private practice settings, a substance abuse program, a residential unit and a middle school. As part of the Charis Center since 2008, he is involved in the PHP program and facilitates outpatient treatment groups as well as providing individual therapy. He is a past president of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Valerie J. Weesner, PhD, HSPP; Clinical Psychology

Dr. Weesner is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She did her internship at the Worcester Youth Guidance Center in Worcester, Massachusetts with a focus on child and family therapy. She has been in practice in Indianapolis since 1993 and has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings including in private practice. She joined the Charis staff in 2009 and became it’s clinical director in 2012.  Dr. Weesner provides family therapy for the IOP and PHP as well as outpatient family therapy.  In addition, Dr. Weesner provides individual and couples therapy, leads an adolescent/parent dialectical behavior therapy group, and co-leads the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). She coordinates community and provider outreach efforts and can be contacted regarding arranging speakers for conferences, classes and other community and association events. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Indiana Psychological Association and the Eating Disorder Task Force of Indiana.

Heather A. Hammons, RD, CD

Heather received her bachelor's of science in dietetics from Ball State University and completed her dietetic internship through the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has been a registered dietician since 2003 and has been with the Charis Center since 2005. She previously worked as a clinical dietitian in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. A member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorder Task Force of Indiana, Heather provides nutritional evaluations and ongoing counseling for patients of the Charis Center and is involved in the Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program.

Janelle Floyd, LCSW

Janelle received her bachelor's degree of social work from Oral Roberts University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the staff at Charis in 2007, she worked at a residential facility in Nashville, TN for eight years and residential facility for four years in Oklahoma. At the Charis Center, Janelle provides individual outpatient therapy, and is the PHP Coordinator. Janelle is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Liza Hyatt, ATR-BC, LMHC

Liza is a licensed mental health counselor; board certified art therapist, and certified clinical musician. She has over 25 years of clinical experience including work with childhood trauma, domestic violence and women's issues. She is certified in EMDR therapy. She is also a professional artist, and a published poet. As a member of the Charis team since 2007, she leads several groups in PHP, including Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Reclaiming Your Life after Trauma. She also provides individual therapy for outpatients.

Janice Wahman, L.C.S.W., L.M.H.C,; Clinical Social Work

Jan received her Masters Degree in Social Work from I.U.P.U.I in 1979. She worked in various pediatrics units as a social worker at Methodist for 19 years. She transferred to the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Care Unit where she worked as a family and group therapist, care coordinator and discharge planner for an additional 21 years. In August 2011, Jan transferred to the Charis Center for Eating Disorders where she currently works as a family therapist and group facilitator.

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD

Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber received her medical degree from Cornell University College of Medicine in New York. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Adolescent Medicine, she has been on the faculty at a number of institutions and currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics with Indiana University School of Medicine and she is the Executive Director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. She is a member of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association and the American Medical Women’s Association.

Sunil Patel, DO

Dr. Patel is a board certified physician in Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Patel has been practicing with Indiana University Physicians Health since 2003. Dr. Patel has a special interest in mood, anxiety and eating disorders. He has provided therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He completed his psychiatric residency in General Psychiatry through Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michael Litwiller, MD; Behavioral Health

Dr. Litwiller is a board-certified physician specializing in General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Litwiller has been practicing since 1991 within his current practice, and joined IU Health Physicians in 1996. Dr. Litwiller has special interests in the treatment of adults, children and adolescents with psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Litwiller is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has previously been voted one of the physicians in the Indianapolis area.

Joni Newlin, RN, MA

Joni received her nursing degree from University of Indianapolis School of Nursing in 2004. She also graduated with her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Counseling from Butler University. She coordinates admissions for patients in the IOP and PHP and leads patient orientations for these programs. Joni is the nurse manager for the Charis Center and is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana, since 2010.

MacKenzie Tuggle, Front Office Coordinator

MacKenzie came to the Charis center in September of 2010 from Orlando,FL. She has since moved into our Front Office Coordinator position and dedicates her services to billing and insurance. Mackenzie has a background in medical office administration and IT and loves making our patients feel welcome and comfortable. She is always looking to help our patients in anyway she can.

Amanda Garant MS, RD, CD

Amanda received her bachelors of science in dietetics from Marshall University and completed her masters in dietetics at Ball State University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She has been a registered dietitian since 2009 and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2005. She previously worked as a program coordinator/clinical dietitian at Riley Hospital for Children and a clinical dietitian for the Indiana Health Department. A member of the Eating Disorder Task Force of Indiana, Amanda has provided nutritional evaluations and ongoing counseling for patients of the Charis Center since 2013 and is involved in the Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program.

Laura E. Boggs, PsyD, HSPP, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Boggs received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She completed her internship at the Western Kentucky Internship Consortium working with children, adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. As part of the Charis Center since 2015, she co-leads the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). She participates in the Partial Hospitalization Program and provides individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Indiana Psychological Association and the Eating Disorder Task Force of Indiana.

Gabby Andrick, Registration Specialist

Gabby joined the Charis Center in August 2015 following a position in home healthcare. She graduated from Ball State University as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is passionate about helping people. She looks forward to assisting the patients of the Charis Center each day.