Rachel Fisher, LMSW
Rachel Fisher began serving those affected by eating disorders and their families while pursuing her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Rochester. Under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Kreipe, Rachel gained clinical and research experience in the field. She co-facilitated the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders Parent Support Group and has been a member the Community Advisory Board. Rachel was involved in FMRI research investigating the neural correlates of Anorexia Nervosa. Together with Drs. Kreipe and Starr, Rachel co-authored a chapter on Eating Disorders in The Behavioral Health Sciences. Rachel received training in prevention and piloted the program, Body Positive, at the University of Rochester’s Counseling Center. She has also been involved in legislative advocacy around funding for eating disorder treatment. While working toward her Masters Degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College, Rachel received training and experience in rural and urban community mental health through internships at the Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinic at Strong and Genesee County Mental Health Clinic. Rachel currently serves as a Christian counselor at churches in Genesee, Monroe, and Wyoming counties.
Director of Admissions & Operations
Tammie Hills comes to The Healing Connection with over 20 years of experience in office management, intake coordination, registration, medical records, and billing. She has strong organizational and interpersonal skills and is a passionate patient and family advocate. Before coming to The Healing Connection she worked in several administrative positions in Behavioral Health at Unity Health System, including work in outpatient settings and in the SAMHSA-funded primary care program.
Alexandra Wilkosz, LCSW
Alexandra Wilkosz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in eating disorders and training in wellness and relational issues. She was originally exposed to eating disorders while working towards her B.A. in Psychology at Siena College where she received formal training and gained preliminary experience working with those affected by the illness. Since then she actively sought out opportunities to be involved in prevention and education related to eating disorders and went on to receive a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Greater Rochester Collaborative Masters of Social Work Program with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Health. Prior to her position as Clinical Director, Alexandra's professional experience includes outpatient care as well as partial hospitalization and acute inpatient work. She is a board member on the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders Community Advisory Board and currently runs a small private practice specializing in eating disorder treatment. She is passionate in her provision of outreach, education, and evidence-based treatments to patients and families.