Sarah Beren, LCAT | Director

Sarah is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and received her MS in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College. She first became involved with REDO as an intern and in 2012 took over as Director. Sarah facilitated the Anorexia/Bulimia Support Group for several years, and currently facilitates the Wednesday night Binge/Compulsive Eating Support Group. Although Sarah is trained in traditional psychotherapy practices she often utilizes art making, providing group members with other forms of self-expression when words are not enough. Sarah is especially interested in working with individuals who have a history of trauma and/or have chronic medical issues.

Amy Spitzer, LCSW | group facilitator

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her MSW from Syracuse University. Amy has facilitated the Thursday night Binge/Compulsive Eating Support Group since she joined REDO in 1990. She has extensive experience working with individuals who have a history of trauma/abuse in addition to disordered eating. Amy spent 8 years working with emotionally disturbed children and their families in Outpatient Services at Crestwood Children’s Center before joining the Rush-Henrietta School District in 1997.

Hope Quallo, MS, RN, CGP | intake coordinator

Hope has been a Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist for 35 years and a Certified Group Therapist for 15 years, specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Women’s Issues, and Trauma. Hope has published articles on Eating Disorders, Group Therapy, and Relaxation and has presented at National and International Conferences. She retired in 2005 from Strong Health where she taught in the School of Nursing and worked as Nursing Coordinator and psychotherapist at Strong Ties. Hope retired from REDO in 2012, after serving as our Program Coordinator and Administrator for several decades. Despite retiring Hope is still involved with REDO as our intake coordinator.


Lehana Doctor, LCSW | group facilitator

Lehana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her MSW from Simmons College in Boston. Lehana has facilitated the Tuesday night Anorexia/Bulimia Support Group since 2013. Before moving to Rochester, she worked in adult psychiatry at McLean Hospital. Lehana then spent 3 years working alongside Mary Tantillo and Dr. Rich Kreipe at the Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit at Strong Hospital. There she worked closely with teens suffering from anorexia and bulimia and their families. Lehana currently works as a school social worker in the Fairport School District.