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About the Director, Christine Hartline, MA is now run by Dr. Kevin Grold who was Christine's husband for many years.

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In Memory of Christine Hartline- Founder of
Christine Hartline, the founder of EDReferral passed away in late March from a long battle with breast cancer. In honor of Christine who gave so much to so many, particularly in the field of eating disorders, through her commitment of time, energy, knowledge and passion, the Christine Hartline FUND FOR ED Treatment had been created. The fund was the idea of many of Christine’s colleagues including Carolyn Costin, Sharon Peterson, Johanna Kandel, Gail Schoenbach, Lisa Kantor, and Kathleen MacDonald. We are thankful to Kevin, Christine’s husband, for allowing us to offer this opportunity for people to remember Christine.

The fund is set up thru the F.R.E.E.D. Foundation (For Recovery & Elimination of Eating Disorders), a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to raising funding for people to receive treatment. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of monies go directly to an individual’s treatment. The foundation will let Christine’s husband Kevin know how the money raised was used, as well as send you a receipt and acknowledgement for your donation.

If you have any questions about donating, please contact Kathleen by Email:


Eating Disorder Professional and Advocate for the Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders: Christine Hartline, MA is a recovered anorexic and bulimic who has been working in the field of eating disorder treatment for over 17 years. She is dedicated to educating others about the consequences, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. She is the founder of the Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center at She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, and the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association. She has served as the Administrator of the Monte Nido Treatment Center in Malibu, CA.  She has also been a consultant for several eating disorder programs, a community liaison, a support group leader, a mental health provider and a utilization review coordinator. She is an advocate for the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and other mental health issues.


Advocate for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty:

People Magazine article click here

Christine Hartline, MA is the Director of the Animal Safehouse Program at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The award winning Animal Safehouse Program (ASP) was the third program of its kind in the nation. The life-saving program is committed to breaking the cycle of violence. Victims of domestic violence and their children will often stay with a batterer because they fear their pet will be neglected, injured or killed if left behind. Concern for a beloved companion animal's welfare prevents or delays more than 50% of battered individuals from escaping domestic abuse, continuing to endanger themselves their children and their pets. The program provides a support service to domestic violence shelters which are unable to accept pets. We provide temporary shelter for the pets of victims of domestic violence, allowing battered individuals to escape abuse and seek safety. Because of this assistance, no one is forced to choose between abandoning a beloved pet and staying in an abusive relationship. With help from the Animal Safehouse Program, survivors and their children can seek shelter, medical treatment and counseling, knowing their pets are safe.

Domestic violence is any form of violence, upon any member of the household. Abuse can take many forms including insults, threats, controlling behavior and physical harm. In the majority of American households, school age children and companion animals are part of the family. A family member who is often overlooked is the family pet. Abusive individuals will threaten, injure or kill pets to control, humiliate, punish or silence their partners, parents or children. Christine actively collaborates with domestic violence shelters, the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, city and municipal animal shelters, the San Diego Family Justice Center, San Diego Domestic Violence Response Teams, social services, mental health services, law-enforcement, educational facilities, Military and many other agencies and individuals who want to eradicate abuse and help break the cycle of family violence.



Works with animals at the County Animal Shelter

Article by Christine Hartline: Dying to Fit In - Literally!  click here is now run by Dr. Kevin Grold who was Christine's husband for many years.



 Business in our society has been built on the capitalistic model which in turn is based--whether we like it or not--on the premise of "survival of the fittest." Unfortunately, the "fittest " in business are often those who lie, cheat, steal, and generally get around the rules. This is not the way it has to be. We as professionals in the mental health field can lead the way as we strive to straddle the fence between being smart business people and conscientious human beings. We can work together and share our ideas. We can attempt to form an atmosphere where we interact from a position of trust--not fear of a lawsuit. An environment where a person's word and a handshake actually mean something--if we don't start, it will never happen.


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