Welcome to the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana

The Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana, founded in 1988, is a nonprofit organization of multidisciplinary treatment professionals in the area of eating disorders. We believe that eating disorders are complex, multidimensional disorders that involve social-cultural, psychological, medical and nutritional factors. They also reflect developmental and family issues. We believe that treatment should be provided by professionals trained and experienced in the area of eating disorders and should address contributory factors in as many dimensions as possible.

We promote a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit and the ability to question societal values as crucial to counter our culture's excessive focus on appearance and weight. We see this as necessary both in treatment and in prevention activities directed at residents of Indiana who may be vulnerable.


Thus, our function as a group is predicated on:

  • Exchanging treatment information, identifying referral sources, discussing current issues relevant to the field, and promoting multidisciplinary expertise among task force members.
  • Disseminating education information to the public in forms such as brochures, videos, workshops, and media information.
  • Providing informational and treatment resources in forms such as conferences, workshops, consultations, and use of print, computer, telecommunications, and other mediums.
  • Developing and providing primary and secondary prevention resources within the state of Indiana.
  • Promoting ethical standards of practice.
  • Advocating for patients and for treatment providers.

Ashley Pennington, MA

Ashley Hemrich is the National Director of Clinical Partnerships for the Odyssey Eating Disorder Network supporting Selah House, Magnolia Creek, Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, and Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ashley has 12 years of experience in the field of Eating Disorders as a former Director of Admissions, Utilization Review, and Continuing Care/Discharge Coordination, Direct Care, and most recently, Business Development and Professional Relations. In addition to the EDTFI President, Ashley also serves as the Marketing Chair for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Heartland Chapter.

Krysta Winters Nugent, PsyD

Krysta Winters, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who is working within her outpatient private practice named Trilicius Clinical Services (trilicius.com) in Indianapolis, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and has taught as an adjunct professor in their Masters in Clinical Psychology, PsyD, and their Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy programs. She has had over 18 years experience working as an outpatient clinician in the Chicagoland area helping adolescent and adult clients and their families navigate recovery over time and has moved to Indianapolis after working with the expat community in Barcelona, Spain from 2017-2019.

Shelby Duncan, RD, LD

Shelby Duncan received her undergraduate degree in food and nutrition from Bluffton University. She completed her post-graduate dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut and has been working in the field of eating disorders for over 5 years. Shelby has experience working with individuals at an inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization level of care. Shelby is currently working with individuals on an outpatient basis through Ascension St. Vincent Fishers and Carmel. Shelby is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a member of Behavioral Health Nutrition, and a member of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition. Additionally, she is a contributing author to the 2020 Indiana Diet Manual on the Nutrition Care Process for the treatment of eating disorders.

Click here to view a list of all current EDTFI members

Meeting Info

Quarterly meetings are held from 10am to 12noon at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders on the first Fridays of March, June, and December. The September monthly meeting is an annual member conference (date/time TBD).

The Charis Center for Eating Disorders is located at 6640 Intech Blvd. Suite 195, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Please call (317) 295-0608 for directions and confirmation of meeting dates.


Contact Details

6640 Intech Blvd. Suite 195
Indianapolis, IN 46278

P: (317) 295-0608