Virtual Clinical Leadership Team
Renfrew@Home’s multidisciplinary teams are comprised of experts in the eating disorder field who are trained and continue to receive ongoing education in telehealth best practices. Many are Board Certified-TeleMental Health Providers, ensuring the highest-quality therapeutic experience for you or your loved one. Overseen by our clinical leaders, you will stay with the same treatment team throughout your virtual care, to ensure continuity and a cohesive, connected experience.
Meghan Brown (she/her/hers), LMHC, is a Regional Admissions Team Leader at The Renfrew Center. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of William and Mary where she engaged in research on body image improvement and eating disorder prevention in college-aged women. Ms. Brown received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University where she trained to work with adolescents and adults in IOP, PHP, and residential levels of care. Prior to joining Renfrew, she worked with clients on both the generally psychiatric and eating disorder inpatient units at Walden Behavioral Care. Ms. Brown is passionate about client advocacy and eating disorder prevention. She has been with The Renfrew Center since 2016.
Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS-C, is Vice President of Outpatient Operations at The Renfrew Center, where she has clinical and operational oversight of Renfrew’s 17 non-residential sites. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinical Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and events about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, with a focus and expertise in the unique challenges and approaches to care for college-aged clients. She has been a featured guest on radio programs to bring awareness about eating disorder and comorbid mental health issues, as well as highlighted in articles in The Boston Globe, Health magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com. She is a member of NASW, as well as a member and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Approved Consultant with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Dr. Erdos provides psychiatric care to The Renfrew Centers of Illinois, Los Angeles, Massachusetts, and Northern New Jersey, and is Medical Director, Telemedicine. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Amherst College, his Doctoral degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, then completed his Psychiatry Residency and Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Erdos specializes in telemedicine, eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, and medically complicated psychiatric patients. Prior to joining Renfrew in 2014, he served as a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry – Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine – VA Healthcare Boston. Dr. Erdos is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
Ms. Edwards-Gayfield (she/her/hers), oversees the clinical and administrative operations of the Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN and West Palm Beach, FL locations. Additionally, she also serves as Co-Chair for Renfrew’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from UNC at Charlotte. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders with special interest in women’s issues, relationship concerns, depression and anxiety, self-esteem and body image. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is an advocate for the awareness of eating disorders affecting Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, primarily discussing eating disorders and diversity. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a member of several professional organizations, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Approved Consultant (CEDS-C) of iaedp™ and is the former Co-Chair of the African American Eating Disorder Professionals Committee (AAEDP). She also contributed a chapter in the recently published book, Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide.
Dr. Gelman (she/her), received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders at all levels of care from inpatient, residential, partial/day, IOP, and outpatient. Dr. Gelman first joined The Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek, FL in 2013 and later completed her clinical internship with Renfrew. She then moved to Virginia where she worked at an inpatient eating disorder unit at Dominion Hospital as a Primary Therapist and a Program Manager. In 2019, Dr. Gelman returned to her roots with Renfrew and currently serves as Site Director at The Renfrew Center of West Palm Beach. She is a member of the South Florida chapter of iaedp and is a Board Certified Telemental Heath provider.
Ms. Hartman (she/her), is the Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Center, overseeing the Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Paramus, NJ and White Plains, NY sites. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Childhood Development from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Ms. Hartman has been with Renfrew since 2013, having interned at the New York site, then holding the positions of Primary Therapist and Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston, and most recently serving as Senior Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartman served as Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Laura McLain (she/her), PsyD, BC-TMH, is the Clinical Telehealth Supervisor and Training Specialist for The Renfrew Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. McLain has worked in a variety of settings and with several different populations including children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, emerging adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, and relationship issues. She has a decade of experience treating eating disorders with special interest in college students, clients in midlife, co-occurring substance use, understanding and applying research to clinical practice, and managing safety concerns. In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice providing clinical supervision and serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp), is a member of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) and is a Board Certified Telemental Heath Provider. Dr. McLain has been with The Renfrew Center since 2013.
Ms. Mehr (she/her/hers), received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Lipscomb University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Memphis. Her presentations locally and nationally focus on the topics of exposure therapy, diabetes and eating disorders. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Mehr has been with The Renfrew Center since 2009.
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