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Casa Azul

Casa Azul is the newest Casa (house) at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, first opening its doors in 2013 and moving to its newest location in 2016. In Casa Azul, we approach you as a human being first, unique in your challenges and gifts and unique in your journey to recovery. The entire team works together to create an effective treatment experience for each patient. With no more than 12 patients in Azul, Clinical Director Dr. Tali Yuz-Berliner oversees the team of clinicians that are treating the women, while maintaining a close relationship with each of the 12 women. Embedded in our culture is a philosophy of collaboration – among our team members and with our patients’ outpatient providers. Casa Azul’s experienced multidisciplinary team takes a holistic approach to get our patients on the path to long-term health and sustained recovery.

While Oliver-Pyatt Centers programming and care is consistent in all three of our women’s casas, there may be clinical, insurance or availability factors that will guide our staff in matching our women in the right house for them.

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You are loved and accepted just as you are from the moment you walk in our door. I am honored to be the Casa Azul Clinical Director and have the opportunity, along with the dedicated and compassionate staff, to support you as you take the next brave steps towards recovery. Deciding to come to treatment takes courage and strength and can also come with a lot of fear – fear of the unknown, fear of coping without your eating disorder, fear of your true self, etc. I often say you can hold your fear and still take a step forward and that is exactly what you are doing by considering to come to treatment. Please know we will meet you just where you are in your process when you arrive and we will start to take the first steps together. I can assure you there will be tears and also promise you there will be laughter. I look forward to supporting you and your loved ones on your journey.

Tali Berliner


Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

Chief Medical Officer

Molly Perlman, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Melissa Spann, PhD, CEDS

Executive Director

Casey Fields, PsyD

Clinical Director

Jaime Morris, MS, LMHC, CEDS-S

Clinical Director

Giulia Suro, PhD

Clinical Director

Annie Hoffman, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC

Assistant Clinical Director

Amy Sosa, PsyD

Primary Therapist

Mary Dye, MPH, RD, CEDRD, LD/N

Director of Nutrition Services

Lissa Denis, RD, LD/N

Director of Food Services

Benaaz Russell, PsyD, CEDS

Director of Admissions

Marietta Goldman, MS

Director of People Operations

Colleen Stephens

Director of East Coast Outreach

Jessica Genet, PhD

Associate Director of Research and Clinical Outcomes

Body, Mind and Spirit

Karen Gutierrez-Santos, MS

Medical Coordinator

Chrissy Stockert, RN

Senior Nurse Manager

Fiorella Speziani, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Farlah Extra, RN


Janielle Lalite, LPN


Gloria Velez, RN


Virginia Alfonso

Primary Therapist

Lorrie Balding, MSW

Primary Therapist

Elissa Chakoff, MEd, EdS, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Marissa Friedman, MA, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Leslee Gillette, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Cristina Perez, PsyD

Primary Therapist

Rudi Chanouha, MS, RDN, LD


Jodi Newman, RD, LD/N


Leticia Candia


Daniela Durazo


Rebecca Carmenate

Recovery Coach Manager

Vanessa Calzadilla

Casa Coordinator

Candy Leon-Vasquez

Casa Coordinator

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Find out more about our unique approach to eating disorder treatment and recovery.

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Oliver-Pyatt Centers is grounded in mindfulness and the belief that each person has the capacity for a mindful relationship with food and their body. Present in every aspect of our program, this philosophy encompasses nutrition and eating, as well as movement, with an emphasis on becoming free from negative habits, behaviors and rigidity. We work from a place of empathy and wisdom, using a medically grounded, psychologically gentle approach.

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