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Volunteer for F.E.A.S.T.

We are a global organization created and maintained and funded by families around the world. Until 2017, we operated without paid staff hours. That year we began paying two staffers for one day a week. In 2018 a generous anonymous grant funded a full-time staffer for 12 months to coordinate our operations and organize our programs.

But it is volunteers, like you, who make everything work!

Meet some of our key volunteers, and let us welcome your time and talents to our team!

  • Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh
    Laura Collins Lyster-MenshExecutive Director and Founder

Our  Team Leaders:

Volunteer Coordinator: Daryl Madill

Bookkeeping: Lisa Burns

Hotline Advisor: Roxie Rockwell

Coffee Breaks Coordinator: Fiona Bromelow

Around The Dinner Table Mod Squad (Forum Moderators):

  • Foodsupport_AUS (LEAD MOD )
  • MarcellaUK, Sk8r31, OneToughMomma, Kali, Deenl, Scaredmom

Around The Dinner Table FACEBOOK Mod Squad:

  • Fiona Bromelow (LEAD mod), Laney Park, Judy Krasna

International Eating Disorder Events and Support Meeting Calendar Editor

Help Wanted:

  • Social Media
  • CPA
  • Website Editing Team
  • Supporter Database Management
  • Educator Packet
  • Family Guide Editor
  • Support Line Staff
  • Write information for our website
  • Be a moderator on one of our forums
  • Put on an educational event
  • Organize other parents for a project

If you are available for an hour on just one day, or several hours daily, we want you. We have projects small and large, short-term or ongoing. Every single thing you do for F.E.A.S.T. makes the world an easier place for a family out there. Let’s make sure the information and services and policies you wished were there for you are no longer missing when the next family comes around!

Contact our volunteer coordinator at to let us help you help others!

Our family is not the problem, the ED is the problem

Dear FEAST,THANK YOU so much for your <a href="">Position Statement</a> “Parents do not cause Eating Disorders”. I have printed it and I am going to hand it to any and every doctor or therapist who explicitly or implicitly tries to infer I am to blame. My daughter has been ill for years and I get this all the time from so-called Family Therapists (as opposed to FBT, which is good). They keep trying to “fix” our family. Our family is not the problem, the ED is the problem!!With heartfelt thanks,Sarah, UK

never have I felt prouder

I’ve done a LOT of volunteering with various orgs over the years and I need you to know this, never have I felt prouder of or more appreciated by a group of people. Thank you for so warmly embracing me, for your faith in me and for your vision of what I may be able to do!

F.E.A.S.T. Rocks
Australia - Happy Parent

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Conference Organizer

I appreciate the quality materials you have available and the work that you do!!!


I’m grateful for this community.

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  • 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...
  • Roxanne Rockwell, Ph.D.
    Roxanne Rockwell, Ph.D.F.E.A.S.T. Hotline Advisor
    Roxanne Rockwell, Ph.D., is the Director of Adolescent Eating Disorder Services at the University of California in San Diego. She acts as a Hotline Advisor for F.E.A.S.T. ...
  • Bronwen
    BronwenAround the Dinner Table forum Lead Moderator
    Bronwen lives in Melbourne, Australia. She works full time and is the sole parent of a young adult daughter and two dogs She joined the Around the Dinner Table forum in 2010 as a desperate parent when her daughter became ill...
  • Scaredmom
    ScaredmomAround the Dinner Table forum Moderator
    Scaredmom lives in Canada and is a new moderator on the Around the Dinner Table forum. Her daughter has anorexia nervosa. She said that through F.E.A.S.T., “I found information, support and a way to help my daughter get better...
  • Fiona Bromelow
    Fiona BromelowAround the Dinner Table forum Moderator
    Fiona Bromelow lives in the southwest of the UK. She and her husband have two adult daughters and two small granddaughters. When her daughters were settled at junior school...