Announcing Election of New Board of Directors

It is with great excitement and pride to introduce the new EDRS Board of Directors.

  • President, Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH
  • Vice President: Elissa Woodruff, PhD
  • Secretary: Christina Weiss, MPHC- MFTI
  • Treasurer: Lindsey Wert, LMFT

  • Board Members:
  • Mary Fiumara, LCSW
  • Natalie Makardish MA, RYT
  • Lauren Foley Wenderoth, RD
  • Karen Schneller, MFT
  • Christine Pappas, Psy.D, CEDS
  • Danielle Colborn, PhD

2017 Conference & Gala was a Success!

Thank you for joining Eating Disorders Recovery Support (EDRS) for our Inaugural Hall of Fame Gala to honor “Gems" in our field, our conference - Unveiling Innovative Approaches in Eating Disorder Treatment and the screening of The Illusionists: a film about the globalization of beauty.

Conference: Unveiling Innovative Approaches in Eating Disorder Treatment

EDRS Board of Directors would like to recognize and extend deepest gratitude to our presenters who have so generously dedicated of their time to make our conference possible with state of the art information and training:

  • Melissa-Irene Jackson, BS
  • Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH
  • Walter Kaye, MD,
  • Erin Parks, PhD,
  • Stephanie Knatz, PhD,
  • Jeffrey Mar, MD,
  • Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD

Film Screening of The Illusionists

The Illusionists: a film about the globalization of beauty. Sponsored by The Renfrew Center.

Volunteer and Auction Coordinator

Lindsay Wert, LMFT

Wine Donation

Paula Moulton

Dance Performance

Natalie Makardish MA, RYT and the Dance group

Nick Dalton, Ukulele

Music

Robert Birsinger and The Hots Dance Band

Unveiling Extraordinary “Gems” in the Eating Disorder Field Benefit Gala:

At this masquerade benefit gala we celebrated and honored the commitment and dedication of those key California professionals whose efforts reflect an outstanding contribution to the eating disorder field or who have gone “above and beyond’ to make a difference through their outstanding contribution in eating disorder recovery.

Please join us in celebrating and honoring their hard work, dedication and outstanding contribution to the eating disorder field.

  • ~ Psychotherapy: Deborah Brenner Liss, PhD ~

  • Deborah Brenner-Liss, PhD, has worked professionally with eating disorders since 1980. In 1985, Deborah established the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders, which is a non-profit organization. APTED for decades was the "meeting ground" for professionals throughout the Bay Area. Over the years, APTED has put on conferences and trainings; has published the directory of eating disorders professionals and has hosted a low-fee clinic, paired with a training program since 2007.


  • ~ Nutrition: Tami Lyon, MPH, RD ~

  • Tami J. Lyon, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian with 25 years of experience helping children, adolescents and adults meet their nutrition and wellness goals. Tami was one of the first registered dietitians specializing in eating disorder treatment as a clinical dietitian at UCLA Medical Center, and the primary dietitian for the Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute from 1988-1992. Tami brought her clinical knowledge and specialty to the Bay Area community as and has been a resource to our community and a leader in her field.


  • ~ Medicine: Walter Kaye, MD ~

  • Walter H. Kaye, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Director of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program. Dr. Kaye’s ground breaking research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging and investigating new treatments in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He is also the principal investigator for an international, multi site collaboration on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Kaye has an international reputation in the field of eating disorders and is the author of more than 400 articles and publications.


  • ~ Advocacy: Janice Bremis, B.A. ~

  • Janice Bremis is a founding member of the Eating Disorders Resource Center. This is a personal mission for Bremis, who was diagnosed with an eating disorder in 1975. Because she suffered from this illness, she is aware of the stigma that surrounds eating disorders, as well as the need for education and support services. The Eating Disorders Resource Center is the first and one of the only locally based nonprofit organizations focused on eating disorders in Silicon Valley. She works closely with local eating disorder experts and non-profits serving those with mental illness to assure parity of health and support services.


  • ~ Research: Daniel Le Grange, PhD ~

  • Daniel Le Grange, PhD, holds a Distinguished Professorship at the University of California, San Francisco(UCSF) where he is Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Department of Psychiatry UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Eating Disorders Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Le Grange’s extensive research focuses on evidence based treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. He has been Principal Investigator on numerous randomized clinical trails and has been recipient of the Presidential Chair Award at UCSF in 2013 and the recipient of the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership in Research Award in 2014.

We are honored to celebrate their hard work and dedication!

Special Thanks to Our 2017 Conference & Gala Sponsors

For funding our events so we can dedicate all funds from the conference registration to the EDRS Treatment and Prevention Scholarship Funds.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

The Gala Was Proudly Sponsored By

The Gala Was Proudly Sponsored By

Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. is a Bay Area based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting community awareness of eating disorders, professional education and collaboration, and providing treatment scholarships to individuals that need financial assistance for treatment. If you would like to apply for a treatment scholarship, please see our Treatment Fund page. If you are interested in contributing a tax-deductible donation to support EDRS’ outreach and scholarship efforts, please go to our Donors page.

Dear Friends of EDRS,

As many of you know, over the last 10 years, EDRS has grown by leaps and bounds. Our conferences have evolved from local gatherings to nationally recognized events.

Our goal is to provide ongoing education, as well as opportunities for professional collaboration and outreach, in order to better address the needs of our local and regional communities. We hope to create opportunities to collaborate as a community and welcome your input and participation as we chart this new direction.

We are excited to announce our new Board: [See our new board members]

We are also excited to return to our full-scale annual conference in 2018!

Hope you can join us at our upcoming events,

Marcella M Raimondo, PhD, MPH (PSY#27037)
EDRS President

EDRS, Inc.

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