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2019 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)
  • Nicki Wilson
    Nicki WilsonChair
    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)
  • Belinda Caldwell
    Belinda CaldwellVice-Chair
    Belinda Caldwell currently works as a carer consultant and project manager for the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders, providing advice, support and training for clinicians and carers as well as... (Australia)
  • Daryl Madill
    Daryl MadillSecretary
    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)
  • Rachel Polonsky
    Rachel PolonskyTreasurer
    Rachel Polonsky is a writer, university teacher, mother and grandmother, based in Cambridge UK. She has been a supporter of FEAST and its principles since its foundation. She believes that FEAST's work saves lives and families.

2019 DIRECTORS

  • Susan Ringwood
    Susan RingwoodBoard Member
    Susan Ringwood has spent more than 35 years working in the charity sector. She was Chief Executive of the charity Beat (beating eating disorders) for 13 years, and was a member of the National Institute of Health... (UK)
  • 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)
  • Sue Klassen, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
    Sue Klassen, RN, MSN, FNP-BCBoard Member
    Sue Klassen currently lives in Virginia in the United States, and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for more than 26 years. Sue and her husband Johann Zimmermann have a 26 -year-old daughter and 24 year-old son. They attribute their son’s health and well-being to...
  • 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)
  • Judy Krasna
    Judy KrasnaBoard Member
    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 BurnsBoard Member
    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...
  • Steven Rosenberg
    Steven RosenbergBoard Member
  • 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)

Lydia Spottswood, 2009-2010

JoAnne Terry, 2009-2010

Therese Waterhous, USA (2009-2010)

Sandy Skalski, USA (2009-2012)

Carolin Gray, Australia (2009-2012)

June Alexander, Australia (2011-2013)

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

Denise Clancy, USA (2011-2013)

Jennifer Whisman, USA (2009-2014)

Bridget Bonnin, Australia (2009-2014)

Jacques Neher, France/USA (2009-2014)

Mary Matthews, USA (2012-2014)

Sarah Krevans, USA (2009-2015)

Becky Henry, USA (2011-2016)

Colleen Wise, USA (2013-2017)

Erica Husain, UK (2014-2019)

Leslie Feder, USA (2009-2017)

Laura Beattie, Canada (2015-2017)

Leah Dean, USA (2013-2018)

Donna Friedman USA (2016-2018)

Johann Zimmermann USA (2016-2017)

Lisa LaBorde, Canada (2013-2017)

Donald Irvine AUS (2016-2018)

Siobhan McGurk (2015-2018)

Fiona Bromelow (2008-2018)

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. Financial contributions can be made to help fund the Helix via the link HERE.

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