Ibbits began her career as part of the original outreach team at Timberline Knolls in 2006, after over 25 years in theatre, tv and commercials. From the first, she was a fierce advocate for families, patients and their outpatient teams, ensuring communication and collaboration with treatment program staff. Realizing residential treatment was often just the beginning of a longer recovery arc, she soon became a proponent of comprehensive aftercare plans for patient step-down options. Without a good plan in place, she saw many former patients struggle with achieving sustained recovery. She quickly became known in the field for connecting people with much needed resources and for assisting families, patients and professionals.

Ibbits joined Oliver-Pyatt Centers in 2011 as Director of Outreach and was then appointed Vice President of Professional Relations for the Oliver-Pyatt Centers, Monte Nido and Clementine Programs in 2016. During her tenure, Ibbits was an integral part of program development, focusing on the areas of aftercare, clinical communication, parental support, transitional living as well as developing the Clementine Programs. 

She is a founding member and secretary of IAEDP NY, serves on the Advisory Board of CSAB (Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia) in New York City and is a proud new board member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Ibbits moderated the Plenary Panel entitled "It’s Time to Talk About It: Invisible Women / Treating Eating Disorders at Midlife and Beyond" at the IAEDP Symposium 2016 featuring Margo Maine, Karen Samuels and Mary Tantillo. In 2017, she hopes to work with the Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness to establish a parent board and support network.

Ibbits and her husband, Bill, are the proud parents of two grown daughters and the very happy grandparents of one tiny granddaughter born August 2016. Ibbits is an alumna of Smith College and served as Board Chair for The West End Intergenerational Residence for over ten years.