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Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Billie Gray, PhDExecutive Director

Billie Gray is the Executive Director of The Emily Program Foundation. She first became involved with the Foundation as a volunteer and chair of the Foundation’s Program Development Committee.  She is committed to promoting healthy relationships with food and positive body image, helping people receive the right level of treatment sooner, and addressing risk factors that lead to eating disorder development.

Billie has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the Carlson School of Management and a masters and doctorate in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota.  Prior to joining The Emily Program Foundation, Billie spent 12 years in the financial services, working with financial advisors and their teams in a training, development, and coaching capacity.  She was also a small business owner for six years, working mostly with non-profits and government agencies in needs analysis and program design, development, management, and evaluation.


Darcy Berus – Development Officer DarcyBerus

Darcy leads The Emily Program Foundation’s development and fundraising efforts, working closely with donors – individual, corporate, foundation, community, and more – to align their philanthropic interests and values to advance the Foundation’s mission. She has 30 years of experience in nonprofit development and administration and a passion for helping people and organizations give back to the community and live into their philanthropic dreams. Darcy holds a B.A. in French and International Studies from Macalester College.


Emily Monson, LSW – Outreach and Program Manager 
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Emily advocates for the prevention of eating disorders by leading The Emily Program Foundation’s outreach and education program efforts. Through speaking to schools, community groups, and overseeing outreach events, Emily uses her skills as a social worker and her passion of working with people to raise awareness and education about eating disorders, body image, media literacy and related issues.  Emily has a bachelors in social work from St. Catherine University.