The National Alliance for Eating Disorders maintains several affiliates across the nation that are composed of passionate groups of professionals and advocates that are “boots on the ground” in their local communities.
Our affiliates contribute to The Alliance’s vision and mission by offering support, awareness, education, and/or resources to their communities. Examples of programs and projects that affiliates provide include:
- Educational presentations to healthcare providers, learning institutions, and other community members
- Helping to create and maintain free, weekly, therapist-led eating disorders support groups for individuals and/or loved ones.
- School-based eating disorder programming
- Hosting events to raise funds that remain in their local communities
We are so grateful to our affiliates for creating much-needed conversations and making a real impact in their communities and nationwide.
To learn more about Alliance Affiliates, including how to start one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Mid-Atlantic was founded in April 2019 by Co-Chairs Deanna Speir and Sharon Wise to bring resources, education, awareness, and support to the Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland areas.
Additional Officers: Bill MacLachlan, Treasurer, and Mary Stokes, Secretary
Alliance Louisiana was founded in February 2020 by Co-Chairs Celeste Lopez, LPC and Rachele Judd Thompson, LCSW to bring resources, trainings, awareness, and support to the State of Louisiana.
Additional Officers: Mary Munger, LCSW, Treasurer and Corey Walsh, RD, LDN, Secretary.
Alliance Orlando was founded in 2020 when the Eating Disorders Network of Central Florida (EDNCF) and Helping Other People Eat (HOPE) joined forces with The Alliance to bring additional resources, trainings, awareness, and support to the Orlando area.
Officers: Karen Crain, Chair; Marnie Davis, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S and Celine Passeri, PsyD, CEDS-S, Vice Co-Chairs; Heather Bomar-Stamm, Treasurer; and Wendy Kimelman, Secretary.
Dear Me was founded in 2022 by Aerin Atinsky, Clara Rohatyn, and Alexa Moses. Their mission is to implement safe, free, and accessible eating disorder education and support through school-run programming. As teenagers, they recognize poor body image and disordered eating is a generational epidemic. They utilize student voices to bring eating disorder education, club programming, and curriculum to high schools throughout the country.
FEDUP is a collective of trans+, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. Their mission is to make visible, interrupt, and undermine the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in trans and gender diverse individuals through radical community healing, recovery institution reform, research, empowerment, and education.