As an advocate in the behavioral health field, it is imperative that those who are appointed to work with these clients and their families in need believe in the power of healing in community, and find purpose through offering supportive services to build a strong foundation for the overall mental and physical health of these individuals.

When I think about the phrase “healing in community” I get a sense of relief. This is where the work is being done and the relationship to this mission affects both internal and external stakeholders. …


As an advocate in the behavioral health field, it is imperative that those who are appointed to work with these clients and their families in need believe in the power of healing in community, and find purpose through offering supportive services to build a strong foundation for the overall mental and physical health of these individuals.

When I think about the phrase “healing in community” I get a sense of relief. This is where the work is being done and the relationship to this mission affects both internal and external stakeholders. …


When I describe my job in the eating recovery space, people are often curious about how I got into this field. I start by explaining that over 30 million Americans of all ages and genders struggle with an eating disorder. It is a disorder that is characterized by a persistent disturbance of eating patterns that leads to poor physical and/or psychological health. I have been intrigued by understanding how eating disorders manifest for years. Eating is an activity essential to survival, and the body has many built-in mechanisms that regulate appetite and eating. Eating patterns are normally influenced by many…

Mandi Rector

Developing leaders, cultivating a culture of equity, inclusion and relationships is an intangible asset and one I enjoy being part of.

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