Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN)

We are a non-profit organization composed of treatment professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. We promote community awareness of eating, weight and body- image concerns, and provide referral information for those seeking treatment.

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
Professional:  $50.00
Organization: $250.00


Sarah Alexander

Credentials: LCSW
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Private Practice
Phone: 503-709-5137


Sarah has been a board member since 2015, serving first as Treasurer and now Chair. She has a private practice in the Beaverton area, working with adults who struggle with eating disorders and trauma.

Stephanie Wichmann

Credentials: LICSW, RDT
Job Title: Clinical Outreach and Recruiting Rep. (Pacific NW Region)
Company: Center for Discovery
Phone: 503-839-8767


Stephanie has worked as a clinical social worker and creative arts therapist with eating disorders since 2008. She loves her outreach role and facilitating drama therapy workshops at Center For Discovery Portland.

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 downtown Portland, working with adults who struggle with binge and emotional eating.

Brittany Boney
Membership Chair

Credentials: LMFT
Job Title: Therapist
Company: Private Practice
Phone: 503-908-6280


Brittany joined the CREDN board in 2017. She is a therapist in private practice and loves working with individuals who want to re-establish connection to themselves, to others, to food, and to their bodies. She is excited to channel this passion for connection into her work as the Membership Chair.

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. She has enjoyed writing the Spring and Fall Newsletters for CREDN members. Jasmine treats both eating disorders and addiction in her private practice and is dedicated to empowering clients from all walks of life.

Cayla Panitz
Outreach Coordinator

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.

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.

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 providing individual counseling, groups and body image workshops to clients.

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.

Mallory Soares
Volunteer Intern

Job Title: Graduate Student and Dietetic Intern

Mallory is currently a graduate student and dietetic intern at Oregon Health and Science University, studying to become a Registered Dietitian. She is passionate about eating disorder awareness and excited to volunteer with CREDN and learn from everyone.