About Our Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Leadership Team

Extraordinary Commitment, Compassion and Experience

The executive leadership team at Castlewood are passionate leaders, committed and connected to providing the highest quality of care for all of our clients. With an enhanced organizational structure, this Castlewood team fosters an environment based on Quality, Accountability and Innovation across all of our program offerings.

Jennifer Crute Steiner - Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer has a history of excellence in healthcare delivery, and a proven record of success.  During the last decade, Jennifer has been actively creating positive change in mental health on a national scale.  She is driven to improve the standard of care in mental health and eating disorder treatment through impeccable clinical quality, accountability and innovative care delivery models. Jennifer holds a MBA from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business and earned her undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Colorado College.  She lives with her husband and three children and enjoys running marathons, reading and being outdoors.  She is an ardent supporter of "Lead like a Chiq", a movement she founded that promotes the power of authentically female leadership.

Terry Eagan, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Eagan is a renowned psychiatrist, Senior Fellow of The Meadows, and founder and CEO of Eagan Medical Group, LLC. He leads Castlewood’s medical and nursing organizations, as well as partnering with Dr. Nicole Siegfried on further developing Castlewood’s industry-leading care model. Terry’s range of specialties includes primary psychiatric conditions, eating disorders, substance-abuse disorders, impulse control disorders, trauma & abuse, human sexuality and spiritual therapy. Dr. Eagan's treatment approach incorporates pharmacologic interventions with evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies, adjunctive modalities, and traditional spiritual practices. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and Medical Board of California as a physician and surgeon, and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS- Chief Clinical Officer

Leading Castlewood’s clinical quality activities, clinical data systems and clinical training, Dr. Nicole Siegfried is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Nicole is a recognized leader in the field of eating disorders and previously served as National Director of Eating Disorder Program Development at Castlewood. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham and has also served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Samford University. Nicole is an international presenter in the field of eating disorders and suicidality and a member of AED and former Co-Chair of the Suicide AED Special Interest Group. Nicole has almost 20 years of experience working with patients with eating disorders and helping to transform their lives.

Beata Lundeen- Chief Growth Officer

As a senior level management strategist, Beata brings years of experience working in psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency residential treatment centers, outpatient, partial hospitalization programs, and eating disorder programs, helping them to create more effective systems and efficient processes to increase referrals. Beata will strategically lead Castlewood’s growth opportunities including programmatic development, product line expansion, client experience and the connectivity of the system, while also shepherding admissions and market expansion.

Chan Basho — Chief Financial Officer

Chan is a seasoned finance leader with experience driving growth, creating capabilities and developing successful teams. Most recently, he was Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at HealthCare Partners, one of the largest independent medical groups in the United States. Before joining HCP, Chan led numerous teams within the finance organization at DaVita, a Fortune 300 health services provider. As CFO at Castlewood, Chan leads the finance, accounting, information technology, corporate development, human resource, payer contracting, revenue operations and analytics functions. Chan holds a M.B.A from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Bio-Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Chan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son, who all share a passion for the outdoors.

Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD, LD- Vice President, Clinical Nutrition Services

Working closely with Dr.Nicole Siegfried, Tammy focuses on program development and staff training to provide consistency and excellence in nutrition programming at all Castlewood programs. Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for thirty-two years, of which the last 27 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. As the first registered dietitian to become certified (CEDRD) with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in 1993 and the first Alabama dietitian to receive the Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) in 2007, Tammy is a sought after speaker and leader in the Nutrition field. Tammy led the iaedp Certification Committee as Director from 2013-2017, during which the CEDRD was approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as the certification for registered dietitians working in the eating disorder field. A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, she is passionate about translating evidence-based nutrition science into practical yet innovative strategies within a collaborative treatment team approach to support full recovery.

Jordan Watson — Vice President, Growth and Development

In partnership with Beata Lundeen, Chief Growth Officer, Jordan leads the outreach team, focusing on strategic planning for outreach, while also ensuring that the processes and tools are in place to aid in Castlewood’s growth. Jordan also is responsible for developing and implementing thoughtful expansion strategies for new sites, with focus on the West Coast. Having most recently been associated with Monte Nido and Affiliates, Jordan has experience with the effectiveness and outcomes of eating disorder treatment across the U.S. This insight will be invaluable as Castlewood evolves and grows.

Leslie Verral- Vice President, Marketing

Leslie brings to Castlewood a wealth of experience leading customer focused initiatives that resonate and connect with audiences. Utilizing online and traditional advertising and communications, Leslie focuses on building strategic and integrated marketing plans that reach those in need of treatment and care. Leslie's background includes time on both the agency and client side, with experience in mental health, physician communications and general consumer healthcare. Leslie holds a M.B.A. from the University of Toledo and earned her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University.

Danielle Hayden — Director, Intake Services

Danielle obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from Lindenwood University in Social Work. She is also a Certified Life, Wellness, and Addictions Coach. Danielle has been with Castlewood since 2011 in various roles including Direct Care Counselor, Discharge Coordinator, Medical Records Specialist, and Intake Counselor.  Utilizing her unique skill set to support clients in realizing their goals and fulfilling their dreams in a therapeutic and empowering process, is an important part of Danielle's focus. As the leader of the Castlewood Intake Team, Danielle stresses the importance of understanding the unique situation of every individual that connects with Castlewood.

Laura Stark — Director, Human Resources

Laura is a human resources leader with over twenty years’ experience in a variety of strategic and leadership roles, with an emphasis on recruitment planning initiatives. In her role at Castelwood she is responsible for oversight and having a significant focus on recruitment and onboarding for locations in Alabama, California and Missouri. Laura also manages employee relations, compliance, risk management and benefit administration. Prior to joining Castlewood, Laura was with mercy Health Systems for 10 years in a variety of roles and brings a wealth of healthcare and HIPPA compliance knowledge to the organization. Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University.

Mary Russo — National Director, Culinary Services

Ms. Russo brings her passion for innovative menu creation, commitment to staff training and deep understanding of the importance of food as healing medicine to all Castlewood programs. With nearly twenty years of experience in the culinary field, Ms. Russo has owned her own restaurant, cooked in restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, catered events, and in recent years, worked as a Private Chef. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center and trained in classical French techniques, food costing, menu design and a myriad of other valuable skills used every day in the critical analysis and execution of Castlewood client menus. Working closely with Ms. Beasley, Ms. Russo will share her talents with every Castlewood program to ensure consistency, excellence and creativity within menu development and staff training. Most importantly, her insightful and compassionate commitment to create an eating experience that balances nourishment and pleasure on both a physical and emotional level will now support all clients within their recovery journeys.

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