Board of DirectorsBrian Frye2021-09-16T14:24:53+00:00
Board of Directors
Meet Our Board of Directors
Terry EaganChief Medical Officer
Terry V. Eagan, M.D. is the President, Founder and Chief Medical Officer for The Eagan Institute. He is Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences University of Southern California College of Medicine.
He is an expert consultant for a number of organizations including the California Department of Corrections and the only American expert invited by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, to speak three years in a row for the Body, Mind & Life conference in India. Dr. Eagan pioneered the concept of Professional Ethics and Compassion Fatigue and has guided training programs for individual practitioners, multinational corporations, public school systems, community health centers, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and universities. A prominent and experienced speaker, he has spoken at hundreds of conferences and organizations including Harvard Medical School and the Body, Mind & Life Conference. He has served as an expert in psychiatry for Paramount Pictures, NBC and HBO. Dr. Eagan has been featured in dozens of publications, including Variety, Forbes, New York Magazine, and has appeared as a mental health consultant on several radio and television programs, including the Today Show. He has been a medical consultant for the VH-1 Network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and was the Medical Director & co-host for the Lifetime Network television series on Eating Disorders, “Starving Secrets” with Tracy Gold.
Dr. Eagan has been co-investigator for over 15 pivotal clinical trials in social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression and psychogenic impotence and he lectures on psychopharmacology to physicians across the United States. He was a Collaborating Physician Investigator for the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V Field Trials and was also part of the National Expert Clinical Panel which established the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment Guidelines for the American Psychiatric Association. Prior to this, he helped shape healthcare policy in the United States as the Honorary Chairman for the State of California for the Physician’s Advisory Board of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He has served as the medical director for 19 medical treatment centers including Moonview Sanctuary and was formerly the Chief Medical Officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates Eating Disorder Programs. Dr. Eagan is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and Medical Board of California as a physician and surgeon. As founder and CEO of Eagan Medical Group, LLC., his private patients have included leaders in industry, politics, and performers from television, music and film, many of whom have been at the extremes of celebrity.
Karen Odell-Barber, MS, CISDFounder and Chairman
Karen brings more than 25 years of experience as an adolescent and young adult therapist. She is an Arizona Regent Scholar and studied at the London School of Economics after she completed her undergraduate degree.
She completed her master’s degree in counseling at San Francisco State University, with post graduate training in addiction treatment from UC Berkeley.
Odell-Barber was Milieu Manager, Director of Business Development, and Chief Operating Officer for Belmont Hills Hospital, an 80-bed Neuropsychiatric Center. During her tenure, she led the facility through significant restructuring and a successful JCAHO review and survey, resulting in commendation. She has hands-on management experience within the areas of clinical service, utilization management and review, operations and maintenance and outpatient services. She has served as Clinical Consultant to numerous organizations, including Lifetime Television. She is an experienced public speaker and has presented at various behavioral health and neuroscience conferences throughout the US. Odell-Barber, a Who’s Who in American Businesswomen, was a volunteer lobbyist for the American Medical Association and separately, in 2004 was the author of legislation impacting US healthcare delivery, which passed with 78 percent bipartisan voter approval. She served as Adjunct Professor of Medical Economics for Touro University creating the first ever Medical Economics Curriculum, which has been adopted in medical schools nationwide. She is a volunteer for multiple charities related to children and underprivileged youth and serves as a board member for Prayer for Compassion, tasked with international fundraising for over 19,000 orphans.
A member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, she is the CEO of Treatment Consultants, LLC, a behavioral healthcare concierge case management company specializing in clinical consultation, triage and case management of addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Tom KearinMember, Board of Directors
Tom is an international entrepreneur, consultant, coach, advisor, mentor, teacher and trainer. His business leadership spans a variety of industries, including technology, accounting and audit, management consulting, and international study abroad and educational travel.
Tom has held various leadership roles as an auditor, financial controller, treasurer, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, president, chief executive officer, board member and shareholder.
Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a MBA in Finance. He started his career as an auditor in KPMG Peat Marwick in Boston with Certified Public Accountant certificates in the states of Massachusetts, California, and Nevada. Tom is fluent in Spanish and spent the previous 12 years dividing his time between the United States and Latin America as a partner and the chief operating officer in an international study abroad and educational travel company. He relocated back to the United States full-time in August 2017 to focus on launching his new, “feel good” organization called Be Something Wonderful, founded by Tom in 2016.
Born and raised in the greater Boston area, Tom studied Kenpo karate in his early years, earning his black belt at age 19. He recently returned to snowboarding after a nearly 15-year hiatus.