Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN)

We are a non-profit organization composed of a diverse community of professionals, dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

We support a bio-psycho-social conceptualization of eating disorders that recognizes both biological and environmental variables and risk factors, such as genetics, temperament, sociocultural ideals, systemic oppression, trauma and dieting.

We understand that eating disorders are complex, brain-based illnesses, and that nutrition rehabilitation is essential for recovery. We also recognize that eating disorders impact people of all genders, races, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, religions, ethnicities, abilities and ages.

We are dedicated to the growth of eating disorder treatment to best support the communities that have previously been left behind by working to increase equity and by actively supporting an anti-diet, weight-inclusive, intersectional approach to eating disorder treatment. We provide education opportunities to our members and the community because we believe it is the responsibility of all providers to continually learn and grow as current research and best practices evolve, and we believe that education can lead to early intervention in eating disorder recovery.

We promote community awareness regarding eating and body-image concerns, and work to offer referral information for those seeking treatment by maintaining a list of local providers who are committed to upholding this mission.

Lori Irving started CREDN by inviting interested individuals to join her in an endeavor to better understand eating disorders and to work toward the prevention of eating disorders. She had an interest is bringing professionals, academics, family members and individuals who suffer from eating disorders together, so that everyone had a chance to be heard and to contribute to the field of eating disorder treatment and prevention. She believed in diversity, inclusion and collaboration, and she believed in the power of likeminded individuals working together to promote change. She believed in building bridges rather than walls. Lori’s interest in the field was born, in part, by her struggle with anorexia as a teen. Lori’s passion for her work catalyzed those around her. Lori approached her research, community involvement and teaching responsibilities with her keen intellect and genuine concern and sensitivity for every individual she encountered. Lori’s life was relatively short but her legacy to the CREDN community, and to the community of staff and students at WSU was large and is an ongoing source of inspiration for those who knew her.

As a CREDN member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Participation in the CREDN listserv, made up of a wide range of providers
  • Discounted rates to our annual conference (More information)
  • Free listing on our directory of licensed providers on CREDN.org
  • Free quarterly CE/networking events on a variety of ED-related topics
  • An invitation to the Members Only Spring social event
  • Organization memberships are allowed as many emails added to the listserv

With an organizational membership, you will be able to list your organization on our Provider Directory, have multiple email addresses added to the listserv, and two discounted rates to the CREDN conference.

Before beginning the membership renewal process, you may find it helpful to view (or print) this PDF with 5 steps to Membership Renewal.  Please note that you will be giving authorization to renew your membership automatically each year on this date.  If you prefer not to auto-renew, please contact our Membership Chair.

Ready to Join?

Steps to Sign up for CREDN Network

  1. If you are a new & want to join the CREDN Network, please use the link in the upper right corner “Join Now” to create your profile.
  2. Once your profile is created you can then create a listing, pay for membership & publish your profile.

If you have any difficulty with the process, please don’t hesitate to contact CREDN Board.

Pricing Plans
All plans are yearly subscriptions

Student: $35.00
Professionals:  $50.00
– 2nd Office Location:  $1.00
Group Practice:  $150.00
Treatment Centers: $250.00


Cayla Panitz

Credentials: LPC, NCC
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Living Groove Counseling
Phone: 503-512-9507


Cayla has been a board member since 2016. As the community outreach coordinator, she is committed to spreading eating disorder awareness and support. Cayla is passionate about advocating for her clients, fighting body shame and the stigma of eating disorders. She is also passionate about cute puppies, being outside and coming up with nerdy recovery metaphors.

Jasmine Cejna

Credentials: LMHC, LPC, MAC
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Vancouver Counseling & Wellness
Phone: 971-208-5853


Jasmine has been a board member since 2016. Jasmine treats both eating disorders and addiction in her private practice and is dedicated to empowering clients from all walks of life.

Open Position

Job Title:

Contact: board@credn.org if you are interested in this position!

Samantha Barr
Continuing Education

Credentials: MA, LPC, NCC
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Private Practice
Phone: 971-319-2551


Samantha joined the CREDN board in 2017. She has a private practice in Southwest Portland, working with adults who struggle with binge and emotional eating.

Jacki Abbott

Credentials: DrPH, RD, LD, CEDS
Job Title: Dietitian & Medical Educator
Company: Northwest Primary Care
Phone: 503-444-9488


Jacki has been working in the eating disorder field for over 30 years. She has been involved in several programs including the early days of CREDN with Lori Irving and was instrumental in merging the CREDN conference with Lewis and Clark. Jacki loves to teach and speak and is honored to be part of a community that provides prevention, treatment and weight inclusive services.

Julie Foster
Membership Chair

Credentials: DC
Job Title: Outreach Manager
Company: Monte Nido
Phone: 503.367.4354


Julie is new to the board in 2019 and serves as the Regional Outreach Manager and Inclusion Specialist for the Monte Nido treatment centers in OR.   Julie’s experience as a chiropractor provides a deepened understanding of patient care and increased insight into the needs of outpatient providers as well.  In addition to outreach, Julie’s passions including singing, playing kickball, discovering new beers & bourbons, and chasing after her two labs.

Azhar Sultanova
Outreach Coordinator

Credentials: LMFT Intern
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Empowered Families Project


Azhar joined CREDN in 2019. She is passionate spreading awareness about Eating Disorders and reaching underserved communities. In her practice, she specializes in working with teenagers and their families.

Kimra Hawk

Credentials: RD, LD
Job Title: Outpatient Dietitian
Company: Providence St Vincent Medical Center
Phone: 503-216-2460

Kimra is excited to join the board for 2017. She is a Registered Dietitian at Providence St Vincent and enjoys working with clients in an outpatient setting.

Suzanne Sanchez

Credentials: LPC
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Private Practice
Phone: (971) 227-4266


Suzanne has a private practice in SW Portland/Beaverton where she works with individuals and their supports. In addition to individual counseling, she facilitates outpatient groups and workshops to support people and their loved ones in working through eating disorders problems. She additionally specializes in working with teens and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Anne Cuthbert
Website & Tech

Credentials: LPC, LMHC
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Food Is Not The Enemy
Phone: 360-726-4141


Anne joins the board in 2017. She enjoys bringing the technical side of work into her life as it balances her work as a therapist. Anne now has a group practice specializing in eating disorders and body image, serving both Portland and Vancouver.