Program Leadership



Kenneth Moore, LCSW
Director of Operations
Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Kenneth Moore, LCSW, has worked as director of the Laureate Eating Disorders Program operations since 2003. Previously, he served Laureate as research diagnostic lab manager (including work on the NIMH Genetics of Anorexia Nervosa study) and clinical assessment department manager. More ...



Melissa Cottrell, MS, APRN-CNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Melissa Cottrell, MS, APRN-CNS, is a board certified advance practice nurse with over 20 years experience in the treatment of eating disorders. More ...


Leah Graves, RD, LD, FAED
Nutrition Therapy Manager
Laureate Eating Disorders Program


Leah Graves, RD, LD, FAED, is the manager of nutrition therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program. Ms. Graves received her Bachelor of Science in clinical dietetics, with highest distinction, from the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985. More ...


Heather Binkley Morrow
Outreach Coordinator
Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Heather Binkley Morrow is the outreach coordinator for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2007 with a degree in journalism and broadcasting and has since worked in healthcare communications. More ...


Beth Persac, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor
Laureate Eating Disorders Program


Beth Persac received her Bachelor of General Studies from Louisiana State University, and her Master of Science in family relations and child development from Oklahoma State University. She has been a licensed marital and family therapist and has been with the Laureate Eating Disorders Program since 1995. More ...


Lisa Rillo, LPC
Admissions Supervisor
Laureate Eating Disorders Program


Lisa Rillo has been with the Saint Francis Health system since 1998. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed professional counselor.         More ...


Jeffrey "Buck" Townes
Culinary Supervisor
Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Buck Townes joined the Laureate Eating Disorders Program as culinary supervisor in 2011. He brings an upscale culinary approach to foodservice on the Laureate campus with a focus on quality patient care. More ...