Announcing our NEWEST Corporate Sponsor

I am pleased to announce that HECMA has accepted our second corporate sponsor! Intended to be a mutually beneficial partnership, the Membership and Conference Committee evaluates applications based on a set of criteria to ensure that the organization, among other things, has a shared mission, vision, and goals, and will maintain HECMA’s reputation for objectivity, independence, integrity, credibility, and responsibility. These partnerships represent our organization and YOU as members, so we have been intentional in developing the application process in order to create strong and positive relationships.

With that said, I am thrilled to formally announce that the Center for Discovery is our second corporate sponsors and first at the silver level! Please give them a warm welcome to the HECMA family. The Center for Discovery’s mission is to increase access to specialized behavioral health treatment while minimizing cost to clients and families. They employ a community based model of client-centered managed care treatment.

Of the many services they provide, most relevant to HECMA is that they provide residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment for adults. They also specialize in the treatment of co-occurring substance use, self-injury, and underlying trauma or mood disorders. In addition to serving adults, Center for Discovery provides adolescent residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse. All locations are Joint Commission accredited and state licensed. Importantly, they provide free weekly support groups open to the public for anyone struggling with an eating disorder and their loved ones and offer full and partial scholarships for residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment.

Center for Discovery’s goal, which I think resonates with all of us, is to bring “increased awareness and access to treatment for individuals in need of specialized eating disorder treatment”. Students with eating concerns are certainly a population that interface with both Student Affairs and Clinical Case Managers and we are all too aware of how challenging it is to find and access appropriate care for these students. Because of that, this partnership will be invaluable to our members.

Alexia Mowry, Director of Clinical Outreach/Marketing will be our primary contact person and Regina Garcia will be secondary. I’m grateful to Center for Discovery for their support of HECMA. They will be a wonderful partner in our individual goals to help our students find health, wellness, and success, and our organization’s goals to advance best practice in case management work. You may be seeing a blog post from Center for Discovery in the coming months. If you have questions, or would like to reach out to Alexia or Regina, they can be reached by email at

Thank you for reading such a long announcement! If you have any questions related to corporate sponsorship, membership or the roundtable, please contact the Membership and Conference Chair at

On behalf of the HECMA Leadership Team – We look forward to seeing many of you at the Roundtable later this month!

Katherine Zilmer
Membership & Conference Chair
HECMA, 2014-2016