Mary Tantillo PhD PMHCN-BC FAED
Dr. Mary Tantillo founded The Healing Connection (THC) with the help of many devoted individuals in recovery, family members, colleagues and the Monroe County Office of Mental Health in 2010. She previously served as THC CEO and Clinical Director. She continues to help facilitate Multifamily and Relational Therapy Groups at THC and is a permanent founding board member. Dr. Tantillo is also the Director of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED), one of three NY State Department of Health-funded CCCED’s. She is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She also is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), receiving the Meehan-Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy from the AED in 2010. She received a grant from Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation to conduct a study piloting a new and innovative Multifamily Therapy Group approach (Reconnecting for Recovery) for young adults with Anorexia Nervosa.