We Are Thankful For

On behalf of the team members at Oliver-Pyatt Centers we wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate this holiday, we are happy to share with you a few of the things we are thankful for on this and every day, including you, our readers. 


I have to say I am thankful for all of my friends, family and co-workers! I am also very thankful for the tropical weather Miami usually showers us with.

Jacqueline Stone, MS, RD, LD/N

I am grateful for my health and the health of my family, friends, and all the patients who have entered the doors of Oliver-Pyatt Centers. I am thankful for the opportunity to transform what made me most vulnerable into strength.

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDS

I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends and all of the women at Oliver-Pyatt Centers that I both work with and help treat!

Nicolle Goldfinger, Psy.D.

I have been working at Oliver-Pyatt Centers for about three months now. Every day I feel truly blessed and extremely grateful for applying at Oliver-Pyatt Centers and being hired the day of my interview. The group I work with in the billing department has been very kind, compassionate, and easy to work with! Also, I have been developing trust and connections with other staff members outside of the billing office. Not many people enjoy going to work every day, but I definitely do!!

Jenn Gollinger

I am thankful for my health, the unity of my family, and thankful to work in a wonderful place!

Elizabeth Carballoso

I am thankful for my fantastic team. I love the women I work with and am so grateful for the fun-loving and collaborative nature of the whole team. It makes our work so much easier and more fun!

Kelli Malkasian, Psy.D.

I am thankful for my amazing family and for every moment I get to share memories with them. I am also thankful and blessed to work with people who selflessly give love and support to those in need on a daily basis… that makes every work day meaningful, even the stressful ones!!!

Liz Mershon

I am thankful for my wonderful family, including husband and children who bring me love and joy. I am thankful for my health and my spirit. I am thankful to be able to do something I truly love every day and hope to make a difference. I am grateful for all the people who allow me to be part of their lives in some small way. I am thankful to work with incredible women who inspire me every day.

Melissa Orshan Spann, PhD

I’m thankful for the love of Oliver-Pyatt Centers, the love of nursing, and the love of my mother.

Vanessa Hernandez, RN, BSN

As a new Primary Therapist, I am thankful to have joined such a dedicated, warm, and knowledgeable staff. I am also thankful for the opportunity to help women battle their eating disorders and continue to work toward recovery.

Thaimi Fina. MSEd

I am thankful for my two healthy little girls who find a way to make me see the beauty in the world each day. And for my endlessly patient husband who reminds me to slow down and take time to laugh even on the most hectic days.

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

I am thankful for the wonderful support system of my friends, family, and work family. Without their support I would not be the person I am today.

Greer Findura, MS

Where would I be without family. I am especially thankful to for the family I was born into, but also the one I have built along the way; friends, coworkers, and mentors who represent support, love, and encouragement.

Monica Palma

This month I am feeling particularly thankful for my friends. I have had the opportunity to reconnect with some long-standing friends from childhood and am so grateful that no matter where life takes us, we can come back together in different ways and reconnect.

Karin Lawson, PsyD

I am thankful for doing meaningful work that makes a difference. I am so grateful to be a part of Oliver-Pyatt Centers.

Gisela Padron, PsyD

I am thankful for my family and the love I receive from them.

Shayna Collura

I am grateful for my loving husband, family, and friends; for my supportive colleagues; for my health; for my freedom; for the capacity to learn; for the ability to give; for stability; for hope; for happiness.   

Jamie Blosser Morris, MS, LMHC

 I am thankful for all the people in my life who bring integrity, love, humor, and support to me every day.

Amy Boyers, PhD

I am thankful for those I work with; the commitment they show to our women and the attention to detail they demonstrate in all that they do.

Terina Lopez, MS

Thankful for my family and all of our good health this year.

Katherine Swain McClayton, MPH

I am thankful for my loving parents who have supported and taken care of me to get to this point in my life and career; without them I wouldn’t be blessed with family, love, and laughter.

Abida Marajh

I am thankful for all the blessings God has given my family and me; as well as good health and overall happiness!

Elizabeth Fernandez

I am thankful for a supportive family, health, mobility (I am able to walk, talk, take a shower without any help.) I am thankful for education, and to able to walk down the street without any war. I am also thankful for peace of mind. Lastly, for being alive.

Sofia Printemps

I am thankful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing and passionate group of people and am grateful to wake up each day and love what I do. 

Alyssa Mitola MS, RD, LD/N

I am grateful for the time I spend with my daughter.

Benaaz Russell, PsyD

I am grateful for the opportunity to do meaningful work in a  supportive and stimulating environment, proximity to the Caribbean and beautiful beaches, and my magical puppy Jack!

Giulia Suro, PhD

What I am most thankful for this year is my family, friends and that I get to work at Oliver-Pyatt Centers! January will mark my year anniversary of working here and its a reminder of how lucky I am to work with such amazing people!! 

Annie Hoffman, ATR-BC, LMHC

I am thankful for my son and the incredible blessing he has been in my life. What a privilege it has been to be able to call myself his mom. 

Viviana Mir, MSW

This year I am grateful for the little things; the fact that I am healthy, happy, and have a roof over my head. It doesn’t hurt that I have found an amazing partner who’s family I am also very grateful for.

Leslee Gilbert, MS

I am so grateful for all the AMAZING friendships I’ve developed here at Oliver-Pyatt Centers. You all are so awesome, unique and special to me.

Rebecca Garcia

I am thankful for my health and my family.

Kristen Overholt

This year, I express my deepest gratitude to the Clementine team. Their passion and dedication is unparalleled. I am fortunate to be part of a group of skilled and compassionate professionals.

Bertha Tavarez, PsyD

I am grateful for the privilege of helping people recover every day!

Melissa McLain, PhD

I am thankful for family members, friends near and far, and new experiences. 

Melanis Rivera-Rodriguez, PsyD

I am thankful to have a wonderfully fulfilling job. I am also grateful to Oliver-Pyatt Centers staff for giving me endless support and for being my family away from home. 

Amy Sosa, PsyD

I am grateful for my limits that teach me patience and pace and for laughter and love that teach me to be humble and open to the present. 

Carly Orshan

I am thankful for family and friends. Also for the graduation of my children from college and their employment. 

Maria Lourdes Rivero

I am very grateful for my Miami family which happens to be my work staff. Every day I count as a true blessing to work with a staff that has such a passion for treating people with eating disorders. I can’t imagine doing this challenging work without each one of you! 

Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

In reflection of this year, I am grateful for many blessings. I am grateful for having my beautiful family that I have always longed for, our new house and my work at Oliver-Pyatt Centers. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with different individuals from different walks of life, while helping them through this difficult journey. 

Anais Torres, MS

Thankful for laughter and its ability to make life seem like everything is going to be alright – laughter that comes from friends or family, RC group texts (those are the best!) social media, funny animal videos, etc. The my stomach hurts, crying kind of laughter. Everyone deserves one of those. I’m grateful to laugh often. 

Tracy Bony

For more information about Oliver-Pyatt Centers and newly introduced Embrace, a binge eating recovery program and Clementine, a residential program exclusively for adolescents girls please call 866.511.HEAL (4325), visit our websitesubscribe to our blog, and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram