Lisa Chrisco Named Executive Director of Castlewood at Monarch Cove

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Castlewood’s former Compliance Coordinator has been named as the new Executive Director of the Monarch Cove treatment center.

Castlewood is excited for Lisa to facilitate a sense of unity and help provide a cohesive operational quality across all locations.

Castlewood at Monarch Cove has a singular mission: To provide compassionate care to those struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions, ultimately pointing them toward hope, healing, and lifelong recovery. In pursuit of this mission, Monarch Cove employs only the most seasoned, experienced, and passionate professionals from within the eating disorder treatment world. Monarch Cove is proud to announce Lisa Chrisco as its new Executive Director. Chrisco began this new position in early August.

Although she is a new face at Monarch Cove, Chrisco is hardly new to Castlewood. She has long worked as the Compliance Coordinator at the corporate headquarters and in this capacity has a unique knowledge of the Castlewood mission. She is pleased to bring that knowledge to her work at Monarch Cove.

“In helping Castlewood at Monarch Cove achieve their Joint Commission Accreditation, Lisa developed a strong affection for the Monarch Cove location and people,” said Nancy Albus, Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Center. “Lisa is thrilled to join the team and provide structure and compassionate leadership to an already outstanding staff—and we are thrilled to have her on board!”

Chrisco has more than 12 years of experience in compliance, health care policy and management, performance improvement projects, and risk management. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her Master of Health Services Administration in Policy & Management from the University of Missouri-Kansas. Since graduating, Lisa has held a variety of positions in her field at both state and local levels.

She first joined Castlewood Treatment Centers in 2009 as the Compliance Coordinator, helping Castlewood Missouri secure a three-year accreditation with CARF. In 2011, Chrisco left Castlewood to pursue other opportunities in the field of compliance. She returned to Castlewood in 2015, and in her role she worked with Castlewood at Monarch Cove to secure their Joint Commission accreditation and with Castlewood in Missouri for their CARF accreditation.

“Castlewood is excited for Lisa to facilitate a sense of unity and help provide a cohesive operational quality across all locations,” said Albus.


Castlewood Treatment Centers’ mission is to help people with all types of eating disorders transform to healthier lives by offering comprehensive treatment in an environment promoting compassion, respect, and empowerment. Our staff is relentlessly dedicated to unconditional advocacy for our clients. Our program offers in-depth psychotherapy and marries evidence based treatment with innovative excellence. We provide unique family support and programming along with a comprehensive alumni program. Our two year outcome study results show statistically significant improvement by the time of discharge across a range of symptoms and 94.5% of clients would recommend our centers. In addition to facilities in St. Louis, Castlewood has affiliate facilities in Monterey, CA and Birmingham, AL. Each facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and St. Louis is also accredited by CARF. More information about the Monterey location, Castlewood at Monarch Cove, is available at

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