BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JenniferJennifer Walker, MA, LPC – Chairman
A Master’s graduate of Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, IN, Jennifer Walker maintains a private practice in Franklin, TN. Specializing in the areas of addiction, trauma, abuse and eating disorders, Jennifer has trained with such noted counselors as Dan Allender and Larry Crabb. Her grace-based approach to the therapeutic process, combined with her seasoned perspective on life, relationship and recovery work are valuable assets in her service to FINDINGbalance. An avid horse-woman, Jennifer can be found most Saturdays participating in a regularly scheduled fox hunt. 

karen-new-170x170 Karen Amos – Secretary / Treasurer
Karen has served FINDINGbalance in some capacity since 2009, first as staff, and now as a board member. In addition to her work with FINDINGbalance, her professional background includes the Texas Attorney’s General’s Office, intelligence work for the US Air Force, training intelligence officers for British Aerospace Engineering, or supervising parolees for the VA Department of Corrections. She she resides near Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two children, and is a school teacher for 8th grade students.

Michael Bianchi 
Michael Bianchi has worked in marketing, artist development, and donor acquisition within the music industry for over 20 years, first at a record label and then running artist programs for NGO World Vision in the US and Australia. During that time, he has gained experience developing and growing the careers of artists, worked with artists to leverage their platforms to help others, built cohesive and effective teams, developed, refined, and implemented onsite activation techniques, and produced multiple events. Throughout his career, Michael has always been driven by the knowledge that he is contributing to providing hope to people in some way, which is the reason he is so excited to now serve on the board of FINDINGbalance.  Michael lives in the Nashville area with his wife and two sons.

Lee Wolfe Blum
Lee Wolfe Blum is an author, energetic passionate speaker, and mental health practitioner working in the field of eating disorders and addictions. She loves to help women find hope and healing from perfectionism and addictions. She is the author of Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder and Brave Is the New Beautiful: Finding Courage To Be the Real You. Lee lives in Edina, Minnesota with her husband and three teenage boys in what she calls “The Frat House.” She also freelances as a Recovery Coach and a Writing Coach. Learn more about Lee at her website.

Bruce-DonaldsonBruce Donaldson, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Bruce Donaldson is a partner in the law office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana, where he concentrates his practice in the area of municipal finance. In recent years, Mr. Donaldson has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and bank counsel on numerous healthcare financing projects for hospitals, nursing homes, senior living facilities, and other healthcare providers. He also assists developers and businesses wishing to locate new facilities in Indiana by negotiating state and local incentive packages. Since 2007, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Public Finance. Mr. Donaldson received his J.D. summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, where he graduated first in his class and served as articles editor of the Indiana Law Journal. Prior to that, in 1981, he earned a B.A. in economics from DePauw University where he was a Malpus Scholar, played on the varsity golf team, and was president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

4. 1G2A7906-RA.J. Rhodes 
A.J. is Vice President of Technical Services at Capitol Christian Music Group in Brentwood, TN, where he has worked since 1995 managing hundreds of users and millions of dollars worth of technical systems and equipment. He is also an accomplished musician, and regularly serves on the worship team at his church in Franklin, TN as well at Fb events such as Hungry for Hope. The husband of founder Constance Rhodes, AJ has served FINDINGbalance since its inception in 2001, guiding and working in various capacities over the years, particularly when it comes to the technical side of things but also with respect to vision and mission integrity.

STAFF

Founder & CEO

Constance Rhodes. FINDINGbalance is a ministry borne out of Constance’s own struggles with food and weight, as well as her mom’s. Constance is the author of Life Inside the Thin Cage: A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter, The Art of Being: Reflections on the Beauty and the Risk of Embracing Who We Are, and Finding Balance with Food: A 12-Week Guided Journey to Greater Health and Freedom. A former marketing director for what is now Capitol Christian Music Group, Constance’s experience in the entertainment business has had a strong influence on the shaping of FINDINGbalance as a media-based resource for those seeking freedom from eating and body image issues. It has also informed her approach to presenting on these topics, and she has become a frequent and respected speaker on themes of eating disorders, body image, recovery, and life/spiritual balance. Constance lives in Franklin, TN with her husband AJ and their three children. 

Clinical Director

Angelica Gonzalez, LMHC is a psychotherapist in Miami Florida with over a decade of experience in mental health. She is passionate about helping adolescents, young adults, adults and their family’s hearts heal. She believes in the power of God to heal and restore others body, mind spirit and soul. She utilizes traditional evidence-based therapy, as well as creative interventions, to facilitate the healing process for each individual that walks through her door. Angelica Is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami in Miami Florida where she teaches students group therapy.

Member Services

Jeanette-henriques-no-textJeanette Henriques provides administrative support for our Lasting Freedom members, manages member communication, and advises our staff team on other related aspects of the program. She also facilitates groups. Jeanette previously served as Director of Member Services and on the Board of Directors for MentorCONNECT, an online eating disorder recovery community.Jeanette achieved full recovery after a 15 year battle with anorexia, bulimia, depression and post- traumatic stress disorder. Her remarkable story of recovery and redemption demonstrates hope for individuals to find the ability to walk in complete freedom from disordered eating as well as how not to live in the identity of an abuse victim. Jeanette challenges individuals to take ownership of choices and find their identity outside of struggles. Her passion is to help others see that recovery is possible and encourage them to seek that freedom for themselves. Jeanette lives in the DFW area in Texas.

Bookkeeping and Customer Service

156Samantha Davis spent her childhood in Texas, relocated with her family to Richmond, Virginia as a teenager, and attended college there. She worked her way through school, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems. Her past work experience includes corporations such as Capital One and Circuit City, and a government position with the City of Richmond’s Police Department. For the past 10 years, she has been managing and organizing the lives of her husband and three young kids as a stay-at-home mom, as well as volunteering in church and her children’s schools. She is excited to use her God-given gifts to further His mission through FINDINGbalance.

CORE VOLUNTEERS

Social Media Moderator

amy schaller 2015Amy Schaller has been a long-time supporter of Fb, including serving as co-leader of a pilot group for the Finding Balance With Food curriculum and hosting an Fb Gathering in California. Through active engagement in FINDINGbalance programs, Amy has gone from isolating herself as a disordered eater to playing an active part in the Lasting Freedom recovery community, Hungry for Hope, and other volunteer roles. She currently also serves as a coach in the Lasting Freedom program. She’s been in the fitness industry for 24 years and owns her own personal training business working with seniors & special populations. Amy lives in California with her husband Mark, and has a son, Trace, who is her pride & joy.

Freedom Coaches

In addition to groups being run by staff, the following volunteers are currently leading groups for our Lasting Freedom online support program:

Rebecca Feere is a music teacher and former member of the Lasting Freedom program. She spent countless years in fear and shame and felt that there was no hope for her. It was through the Lasting Freedom program that she came to know that there is hope and help because of Jesus. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that God could use her struggles to help others. She is thrilled and blessed to be able to help others find hope and freedom from eating disorders. Rebecca lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and their two teenagers.

Christine Hebert, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and former member of the Lasting Freedom program. After struggling with eating issues for many years, she is now helping others find healing through faith based counseling. Christine is currently working on her Doctorate in Health Sciences, with an eventual goal of advocating for more eating disorder awareness. Christine lives in Upstate, New York with her husband, Adam, and dog, Sancho.

Bethany Kirk is a stay at home mom and part-time Zumba instructor. A former member of Lasting Freedom, Bethany was the first peer-leader to be mentored through the program into a Coaching role. Her story is not unlike that of many we serve, in that she seemed fine on the outside, but felt frozen on the inside by her fears about food and weight. Today she continues to learn and grow and lean into this next season of leading others toward the same hope she has found. She lives in Washington with her husband and children.

Mary Nikko, CMBC is a Certified Mind Body Coach. A former of Lasting Freedom, Mary understands firsthand the struggles others have with eating challenges and body image. She is excited and honored to be able to use her personal experience to help others and glorify God in the process. In addition, she works as the office manager of her family business. She is married to Derek, has 2 children with one on the way, and resides in Minnesota.

Mallori V.Mallori Vogelpohl, MA, LMHC is a licensed counselor and a former member of LF. She understands firsthand the journey toward freedom from eating issues, and is passionate about equipping others to find that freedom in the context of community. Mallori and her husband Derek live in Burlington, Iowa.

 

Community Relations Manager

Kori Yancey is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified Recovery Coach and certified RCFE Administrator (California). She is founder of Journey 4 Life Wellness coaching, based in Franklin, TN. During her tenure with American Addiction Centers, Kori was a treatment specialist for substance abuse and for FitRx, a subsidiary of AAC focusing on disordered eating/wellness. While she has earned top awards and career-setting results professionally, she is guided by a passion to serve causes where faith and positive societal impact intersect in meaningful ways. As Community Relations Manager, Kori is focused on advancing FINDINGbalance’s mission by building relationships and increasing our influence within our home base of Franklin/Nashville and surrounding communities, as well as connecting us with strategic partners and funders who share a passion to see individuals set free from food issues so they can more fully live out God’s purpose for their lives.