Team

Mary R. Rouse, MD; 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 is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana. Dr. Rouse was formerly co-director of The Eating Disorders Center of Indiana.

Natalie Cumberlander-Zolicoffer, PhD, HSPP; Counseling Psychology

Dr. Cumberlander received her PhD from Indiana University. After spending two years at the Counseling and Testing Center at the University of Kentucky she returned to Indiana to provide service at the Hamilton Center where she most recently served as director. At the Charis Center she is involved in the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs leading several treatment groups as well as providing individual and family therapy. She is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Jonathan Richardson, PsyD, HSPP; Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology Dr. Richardson received his Psy.D. from the Wright Institute in California. He did a one-year 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. At the Charis Center, he is involved in the PHP program and facilitates a treatment group. He also provides individual and family therapy. He is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Anne Lewis, PhD., HSPP, LCAC; Clinical Psychology

Dr. Price received her PhD from Indiana State University. She completed her internship and worked an additional 6 years for Centerstone focusing on addictions, parenting groups, multifamily groups, chronically mentally ill, emergency services and has worked extensively providing treatment to adults, children, adolescents and families. She is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and holds an Education Specialist’s degree in the area of child and adolescent development from Indiana University. At the Charis Center she is involved in the Partial Hospitalization Program as well as providing individual and family therapy. She is a member 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 a one year internship at the Worcester Youth Guidance Center in Worcester, Massachusetts with a focus on 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. She has developed a specialty in the area of sport psychology, including mental skills training for athletes as well as athletes with eating disorders. She has joined the Charis Center in order to provide family therapy for the IOP and PHP as well as outpatient family therapy.

MICHELLE LESLIE, PSYD, LMHC, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Leslie received her PsyD from the University of Indianapolis.  She completed her internship at the University of Wisconsin with a focus on diversity and group therapy.  At the Charis Center she is involved in the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs leading several treatment groups as well as providing individual outpatient therapy. She is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Melinda Wallpe, Ph.D., HSPP; Counseling Psychology

Dr. Wallpe received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She completed a one-year internship at the University of Notre Dame working with college students with a focus on eating and body image treatment.  Prior to working at Charis Center, she worked as a Psychologist at Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services. At the Charis Center she is involved in the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs leading treatment groups as well as providing individual therapy. She is a member of the Eating Disorders 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 dietitian since 2003 and a member of the American Dietetic Association since 2004. 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, she worked with young women dealing with eating disorders in Nashville, TN for eight years. At the Charis Center, she is involved in the PHP helping facilitate treatment groups. Janelle is a member of the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana.

Liza Hyatt, ATR-BC, LMHC

Liza is a board certified art therapist and a licensed mental health counselor. She has over 18 years of clinical experience including work with childhood trauma, domestic violence and women's issues. She is also a professional artist, and a published poet. At the Charis Center she leads several groups in PHP, including Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Reclaiming Your Life after Trauma. She also provides individual therapy.

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. Jan transferred to the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Care Unit where she worked as a family and group therapist, care coordinator and discharge planner for 21 years. Presently, Jan works at the Charis Center after transferring in late August 2011 where she 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. She is a member of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, American College of Physicians, and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Sunil Patel, DO

Dr. Patel is a physician specializing in General Adult Psychiatry. He has been practicing since 2002 and with Indianapolis Psychiatric Associates since 2003. Dr. Patel has a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders. He has provided therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Patel has also been very active in the education and training of medical students. He completed his psychiatric residency in General Psychiatry through Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Patel is an Indiana Licensed Psychiatrist and is a member of various professional associations including the American Psychiatric Association and the Indiana Psychiatric Society.

Michael Litwiller, MD

Dr. Litwiller is a board-certified physician specializing in General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been practicing since 1991 and with Indianapolis Psychiatric Associates since 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 various professional associations including the American Psychiatric Association, the Indiana Psychiatric Society and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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.

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 enjoys the new dynamics here. MacKenzie has a background in medical office administration and IT in an Orthopaedic setting. She is always looking to help our patients in anyway she can.

Stephanie Hughes, Registration Specialist

Stephanie came to the Charis Center in 2012 transferring as a front office specialist from Riley Hospital. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.G.S. in Social and Behavioral Sciences where she focused on Health Administration and psychology.  Stephanie is enthusiastic and looks forward to assisting our patients.

ASHLEY CROFOOT, EXPRESSIVE ARTS & MOVEMENT INSTRUCTOR

Ashley has been with the Charis Center team since October of 2010, where she teaches body mindfulness and creative expression.  Ashley is a registered somatic movement therapist (RSMT) and a certified practitioner of the internationally renowned Tamalpa Process for Body-Based Expressive Arts Therapy.  She holds a B.A. in Body-Based Expressive Arts Therapy from Prescott College, and an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University. To her therapeutic approach she brings her experience as a practicing poet and dancer with a training background that ranges from clinical midwifery to performance improvisation. Her work at Charis Center is rooted in the belief that the body and imagination are guides to the inner wisdom that is vital to full recovery.