Our Team

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Nick Kahm



Nick Kahm was a member of the philosophy faculty at St. Michael’s College, in Colchester, VT. He has published a book and several articles on the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Although still passionate about teaching, philosophy, and scholarship, many facets of their academic life did not quite suit him and his wife and three kids.

Growing up hearing story after story of how Annika saved people’s lives using Metabolic Testing and Body Composition Analysis, Nick convinced his mother that the two of them should start the Kahm Clinic to train other dietitians to use these machines so that they could help more people with eating disorders.

The two of them started the Kahm Clinic while he was still a professor of philosophy, but he has since moved from academia to running the practice. He is very excited to finally be able to expand the range of eating disorder treatment for Vermonters with the Kahm Center for Eating Disorders.


Annika Kahm



Annika Kahm has been treating eating disorders and disordered eating for over 35 years. She has co-authored four books and is a member of The Academy of Eating Disorders, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She learned how to use metabolic testing in combination with body composition analysis from Carolyn Hodges Chafee.

The two wrote Measuring Health from the Inside to show eating disorder professionals and patients how incredibly helpful these machines are in eating disorder treatment. In her teens and early twenties, Annika herself suffered from eating disorders, Anorexia, and Bulimia, and has devoted her life to helping those who suffered as she once did.

Rebekah Doweyko

Rebekah “Bekah” Bardwell Doweyko


Clinical Supervisor

Bekah’s role as clinical supervisor at the Kahm Center for Eating Disorders is to provide oversight and ensure the clinical excellence of our therapeutic program as a whole. She does this, in part, by supervising our therapists, developing the program curriculum, and visiting the site and sitting in on individual and group sessions to ensure the program is running well. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Vermont and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and approved supervisor.

Rebekah is also currently the Assistant Vice President of Clinical Operations for Walden Behavioral Care’s Connecticut region. In this role, she is responsible for program development and clinical, administrative and fiscal oversight of ambulatory clinics in Amherst, Mass., South Windsor, Conn. and Guilford, Conn., Dunwoody, GA, as well as Walden’s residential facility in Dunwoody, GA. At Walden she works in multiple levels of care to treat patients, train clinicians and develop innovative and effective programming. She also works to educate providers of all disciplines around the nuances of eating disorders, with a focus on the importance of early detection and prevention. Under her direction, their clinics were the first in the country to offer full PHP and IOP programming at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has developed and implemented various specialized treatment tracks including a virtual electives program, and the country’s first specialized programming for LGBTQ+ populations and Jewish populations with eating disorders. Additionally, she founded and developed their first Weight Inclusivity Task Force – a truly multi-disciplinary initiative focused on challenging weight stigma and individualizing weight restoration and/or weight neutral goals.

Prior to joining Walden, she was an Intensive Care Manager at the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (Value Options, Inc.) in Rocky Hill, Conn., where she conducted clinical trainings and managed CT Medicaid cases with complex eating disorder issues. Rebekah also founded and directed the Intuitive Eating Program (IOP) at Hollywood Pavilion Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where she developed the “Real-Life Excursion” program allowing patients to begin their transition from Residential treatment, and held various clinical positions at The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Fla. She composed the foreword to the highly acclaimed “Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders” self-help book by Naomi Feigenbaum and was featured in the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary “THIN.” Rebekah earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL,

Bret Hermansky

Bret Hermansky


Dietitian Nutritionist

Bret Hermansky, MS, RDN, CD is a born and raised Vermonter and registered dietitian nutritionist. She received her Dietetics and Nutrition Food Science degree from the University of Vermont and is the immediate Past President of the Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Bret has experience working with all eating disorders, disordered eating, general nutrition, athletes, and child and adolescent nutrition. She enjoys applying evidence-based practice in her nutrition therapy; in particular, she loves getting to use the tests at the Kahm Center because she can help people better achieve their goals. Bret works with all ages, genders, and body types. Through the Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bret seeks to apply the vision of creating a community where all Vermonters thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

Bret loves seeing her clients make tangible progress and watching their improved health change their lives. For instance, she loves working with people who are at their last straw, ready to be done with dieting and/or obsessing about food in various ways. She loves helping clients realize that 20 years of yo-yo dieting is hard and miserable, that there is a way out, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. She relishes, in particular, the small victories, say, when someone lets her know that for the first time they went out to dinner with their family and ordered what they wanted without guilt and shame! In general, she takes pleasure in helping her clients improve their quality of life through a healthier relationship with food.

Bret likes shopping for food and gifts at the local farmer’s markets, and dining at Vermont’s many farm-to-table restaurants. In her spare time, she loves reading and exploring her home state with her husband, including hiking in the Green Mountains, swimming at local swimming holes, and walking with their Great Pyrenees, Meera. 


Chantelle Dimambro


Lead Therapist

Chantelle is a Masters Level Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, who earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education from Wheelock College (now a part of Boston University) and a Master of Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. Chantelle is passionate and dedicated to improving the quality of and access to mental health care.

Chantelle has several years of experience working within the eating disorders population and has over three years of experience in the IOP and PHP eating disorder level of care. Her passion for working with clients struggling with eating disorders is rooted in her upbringing and the effects on her family as a result of her aunt’s struggle with an eating disorder.

Chantelle has experience working with youth, adults, families, and groups. Her practice integrates aspects of multiple core therapeutic modalities; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Therapy. Her focus is to provide therapy to patients suffering from eating disorders, difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Chantelle believes that building an authentic therapeutic relationship is essential for personal exploration and lasting change. When not at work Chantelle enjoys hiking with her dog Nevaeh, spending time with family, snowboarding, and playing board games.

Abigail Stowell

Abigail Stowell



Abigail understands the depth of suffering involved in recovery, but she also knows the profound meaningfulness that recovery can bring. For her recovery is a metamorphosis of the soul. For many, this is an incredibly challenging and complex process. In her work, she addresses not just the symptoms, but the root causes of eating disorders. She collaborates with her patients, fostering an environment of trust where they can dismantle harmful patterns, reframe negative thoughts, and cultivate self-compassion. Clients are able to create an identity and a sense of self-worth that is not dependent or influenced by what they eat or the body they have. Abigail empowers her clients to navigate the complex interplay of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that define eating disorders by utilizing somatic techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy, Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, and parts work. While working with Abigail, clients learn to move towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, and ultimately, a renewed sense of agency over their lives. 

Abigail's deep-rooted commitment to well-being extends beyond her office walls. Alongside her pursuits within the mental health field, she is an outdoor enthusiast, a yoga teacher, and a dedicated meditation practitioner. The synergy of these passions influences her therapeutic approach, giving her a unique understanding of the mind-body connection. Her life is rooted in community and meaningful relationships. She believes that healing is amplified within the embrace of a supportive network. Abigail doesn't just advocate for connection; she embodies it. Whether it's fostering connections with her clients or nurturing a close-knit community around her, she approaches every relationship with authenticity, compassion, and a shared sense of purpose. When she is not at work, she can be found biking over boulders, wandering through the woods, and frolicking through the flowers with her furry sidekick Ada - Her Australian Shepherd pup.  

Judah Weathers

DPhil, MD


Dr. Weathers is a psychiatrist who received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and his D.Phil from Oxford. He has several years of experience treating eating disorders as the medical director for IOP and PHP eating disorder programs. A more complete bio will come soon.

Korie Born

Korie Born

Outreach Manager

Korie is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and former educator with several years of experience working in the eating disorder field. She earned a Master of Education at San Francisco State University studying the impact of eating disorders on academic success. 

After seeing the immense impact of Intuitive Eating on her own recovery from an eating disorder, Korie pursued opportunities to help educate others about this framework, as well as the importance of seeking care for disordered eating. Korie has experience working with The Body Positive and Project HEAL helping to educate and connect people with the resources they need to recover and thrive. 

When she's not working to help spread hope about recovery, Korie can be found reading, going for meandering walks in the woods, baking, cuddling with her cat, Rajah, and finding new towns to explore throughout Vermont. 

Amanda Scola


Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Scola, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and is licensed to provide psychopharmacology and psychotherapy services to patients across the lifespan. Amanda is joining the Kahm Center team after working in a number of previous psychiatric treatment settings, most recently to include substance abuse/dual diagnosis and eating disorders treatment.

Ms. Scola obtained a B.S. in Human Biology from Bay Path University, a Bachelor of Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, and an MSN in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from Regis College. In addition to her clinical training, Ms. Scola also conducted clinical research at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Institute of Psychiatry. Ms. Scola practices enjoys providing evidence-based psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment and management of broad-spectrum mental health conditions, with specialty interests in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse/dual diagnosis, women’s issues, and holistic treatment options.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys exploring the outdoors with her daughter and French Bulldog Charlie and cooking for her family. She likes to travel every chance she gets and enjoys discovering new cultures and cuisines. Amanda can often be spotted perusing a local art gallery or attending a concert/music festival. 

Tara Morrill

Tara Morrill

Certified Health Information Specialist

Office Manager

Tara is our Office Manager, and handles a wide range of administrative duties and executive support-related tasks to ensure the smooth operation of our programs.   Tara has been working in healthcare since 2009. She has a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration and is a Certified Health information specialist, She was born and raised in Vermont and enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, fishing, and watching NFL football.

Gabrielle Albert

Gabrielle Albert

Mental Health Technician

Gabrielle’s role as a mental health technician is to lead/co-lead therapeutic groups, ensure patients feel heard and welcomed, provide meal support and coaching during meals, and support staff with daily tasks at The Kahm Center. As someone who has recovered from an eating disorder, she hopes to provide patients with a hopeful and empathetic recovery experience, as well as help them explore holistic and creative coping skills. She does this by utilizing peer support, art, writing, mindfulness, and music in groups. Before joining the team here, she obtained her honors bachelors of arts degree in psychology from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

While she was a student in university, she gained experience working as an employment specialist and volunteering with many organizations as a trauma and eating disorder peer support group lead. She also volunteered as a helpline volunteer with NAMI and supported multiple different research studies through the University of Ottawa. Outside of work, Gabrielle enjoys socializing with her peers, playing video games, hiking, and crafting.

Our Team
Our Team
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