Our Leadership Team

Christie Dondero Headshot 1Christie Dondero – Executive Director

Christie came on as Rock Recovery’s first paid staff member in April 2013. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, she volunteered with the organization for almost three years, served as Board President for a two-year term, and acted as Director of Development and Community Programs. Christie worked for Habitat for Humanity’s seventh largest U.S. affiliate in North Carolina and as a consultant with PwC in Washington, D.C. prior to coming on staff. Having gone through recovery herself, Christie understands the depth of emotional, physical and spiritual support needed to recover and is passionate about spreading the message that freedom from disordered eating is possible. Christie recently fell in love with spin classes and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, ballet, activities with her church and visiting her family in Florida.

 

Carolyn Labrie, MPH, PhD(c) – Program Director

Carolyn has been a passionate advocate for eating disorder awareness and prevention since entering recovery for anorexia close to 15 years ago. Her goal is to help people find resources for evaluation and treatment and enter and remain in recovery through care of their physical, psychological, and spiritual health. Carolyn attended Saybrook University for their humanistic Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Carolyn serves on the boards of the Eating Disorder Network of Maryland and the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation. She has coordinated several NEDA Walks in the area and has regularly attended Eating Disorder Coalition Lobby Days.

 

Erin Bair, M.Div. – Chaplain

erin headshot (1)Erin joined the Rock Recovery team as its first chaplain in the fall of 2015. She is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and has previously served in parish ministry and hospital chaplaincy. Having known many people affected by disordered eating, Erin is grateful to get to support Rock Recovery’s clients, helping them to know the freedom that God’s love and grace offers them.¬†Erin grew up in Georgia and attended college and divinity school in Boston. Nine years into living in the DC area, she’s convinced she’s found the best of both worlds. In addition to working with Rock Recovery, Erin is a speaker and retreat leader and is training to be a spiritual director. In her free time, she loves to read, cook, hike, and spend as much time as possible in Arizona with her nieces and nephew.

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