Sacramento-Based Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program Promotes Jennifer Lombardi to Executive Director
Nationally-Recognized Expert Assumes New Role to Support Growing Eating Disorder Treatment Centers
After a recent expansion adding two new treatment centers in Roseville and in Fresno, Sacramento-based Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program (Summit) has promoted Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, to Executive Director to oversee all program operations. Ms. Lombardi, a respected eating disorder expert, has served in numerous positions at Summit over the past 11 years, including Primary Therapist, Director of Marketing and Outreach and most recently Chief Admissions Officer. Summit is in partnership with Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder.
“I’m proud of Summit’s expansion and a big part of the recent growth is due to Jennifer’s hard work,” said Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, founding partner and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center. “I’m thrilled to have someone with her background and experience step into this important role for us.”
In her new position, Ms. Lombardi will provide leadership and oversee the organization, including the Sacramento, Roseville and Fresno locations, managing a team of clinical, medical, operational and business staff. Ms. Lombardi will continue to promote Summit amongst professionals and the community at large and serve as spokesperson for the program.
Prior to her work in the field of eating disorders, Ms. Lombardi worked for nearly 10 years in the field of public relations. She has extensive experience in crisis communications and media relations, and has served on numerous boards and committees for both private and public agencies. She attended California State University (CSU), Sacramento, where she received her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Recovered from anorexia for more than 18 years, she lectures extensively on the topics of eating disorders and body image issues to adolescents, parents and professionals. Ms. Lombardi is an Adjunct Faculty member at JFK University and a part-time Instructor at CSU Sacramento, teaching eating disorder certification, family sciences and social issues courses.