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2020 OFFICERS

  • Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh
    Laura Collins Lyster-MenshExecutive Director and Founder
    Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, M.S., is a writer from Virginia who became an activist for improved eating disorder treatment after her teen daughter recovered from anorexia... (USA)
  • Daryl Madill
    Daryl MadillChair
    Daryl is pleased to be able to give back to the F.E.A.S.T. community through her role on the F.E.A.S.T. Board of Directors, and as a moderator on the Around the Dinner Table peer support online forum... (USA)
  • Nicki Wilson
    Nicki WilsonVice-Chair
    Nicki’s involvement with F.E.A.S.T. , like so many, began when she resorted to an online search for information to better understand the eating disorder threatening her daughter’s life... (New Zealand)
  • Judy Krasna
    Judy KrasnaSecretary
    Judy Krasna lives in Israel. She is the mother of four (25-year-old triplet girls and a 17-year-old son), mother-in-law of two, and grandmother of an adorable baby girl. Her daughter Gabriella was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa 10 years ago...
  • Lisa Burns
    Lisa BurnsTreasurer
    Lisa Burns is the Canada Task Force Chair for F.E.A.S.T., a co-founding member of International Eating Disorder Family Support, and a co-founding member of World Eating Disorders Action Day...

2020 DIRECTORS

  • Marc Polonsky
    Marc PolonskyBoard Member
  • Cipatli Ayuzo
    Cipatli AyuzoBoard Member
    Pediatrician with a master’s degree in children’s nutrition Mother of a teenager in recovery from an eating disorder Advocate and activist in Mexico Empowering parents…
  • Tara McDonnell
    Tara McDonnellBoard Member
    Tara McDonnell lives on Vancouver Island, in Ladysmith BC Canada.    Tara has served as Parent Partner with her local Health Authority on their Eating…
  • Frank Brockmann
    Frank BrockmannBoard Member
    Frank Brockmann lives and works as an education consultant near Sacramento, California. In early 2019, he and his wife temporarily relocated to San Diego for…
  • Jennifer Ouellette
    Jennifer OuelletteBoard Member
    Education and access are Jennifer’s passions. She says, “F.E.A.S.T. shares that mission. Parents changed the landscape of autism treatment and we can do the same in the eating disorders field by coming together as a caregiving community... (USA)
  • Helen Missen
    Helen MissenBoard Member
    Helen's daughter was diagnosed with anorexia, and a son has been recently flying too close to a diagnosis. These experiences have instilled a passion for prompt, effective treatment at the heart of all she does... (UK)
  • Alec Rodney
    Alec RodneyBoard Member
    Alec Rodney lives in San Diego, CA where he works as a retirement benefits specialist. Prior to this, he worked as a public sector budget…

RETIRED BOARD MEMBERS

Axa Carnes, USA, (2009-2010)

JoAnne Terry, USA (2009-2010)

Lydia Spottswood, 2009-2010

Therese Waterhous, USA (2009-2010)

Carolin Gray, Australia (2009-2012)

Sandy Skalski, USA (2009-2012)

Denise Clancy, USA (2011-2013)

June Alexander, Australia (2011-2013)

Bridget Bonnin, Australia (2009-2014)

Jacques Neher, France/USA (2009-2014)

Jennifer Whisman, USA (2009-2014)

Mary Matthews, USA (2012-2014)

Raye-Ann de Regnier, USA (2012-2014)

Charlotte Bevan, UK (2013-2014)

Sarah Krevans, USA (2009-2015)

Becky Henry, USA (2011-2016)

Leslie Feder, USA (2009-2017)

Colleen Wise, USA (2013-2017)

Lisa LaBorde, Canada (2013-2017)

Laura Beattie, Canada (2015-2017)

Johann Zimmermann USA (2016-2017)

Leah Dean, USA (2013-2018)

Siobhan McGurk, USA  (2015-2018)

Donald Irvine AUS (2016-2018)

Donna Friedman USA (2016-2018)

Rachel Polonsky, UK (2009-2019)

Belinda Caldwell, Australia (2013-2019)

Erica Husain, UK (2014-2019)

Susan Ringwood, UK (2015-2019)

Sue Klassen, USA (2018-2019)

Fiona Bromelow, UK  (2009-2019)

In Memoriam

Charlotte Bevan, eating disorder parent advocate, F.E.A.S.T. Board Member and 2013 Magic Plate Award recipient, lost her fight with cancer on Monday, January 13, 2014. Charlotte will be missed terribly by those who knew her. Her impact within the eating disorder treatment community is imeasurable and F.E.A.S.T. hopes to carry on in honor of her mission. For more information about Charlotte and “Charlotte’s Helix,” the charity set up in her name to support genetic research into eating disorders, please visit www.charlotteshelix.net.

Charlotte Bevan In Memorium Retired Board Member F.E.A.S.T. 2013 Magic Plate Award Recipient Charlotte's Helix
Charlotte Bevan In Memorium Retired Board Member F.E.A.S.T. 2013 Magic Plate Award Recipient Charlotte's Helix
Charlotte Bevan In Memorium Retired Board Member F.E.A.S.T. 2013 Magic Plate Award Recipient Charlotte's Helix
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