Chase Bannister (He/Him) is President of the Board of the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) for Research, Policy & Action, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and CEO/Principal of Bannister Consultancy. Chase is a prominent figure in the architecture of mental health, recognized for his commitment to clinical excellence in the treatment of eating disorders and advancement of meaningful healthcare policy through advocacy and strategic engagement. He has offered expert guidance to the many government agencies and The White House. Bannister founded and served as the Chief Strategy & Clinical Integrity Officer of Veritas Collaborative, a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders. He has held roles as Clinical Director and founding clinician of Carolina House, a residential treatment center for eating disorders.
Bannister completed his clinical training at Duke University’s Counseling & Psychological Services and Duke University Medical Center Infectious Disease Clinic. Bannister holds a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Divinity from Duke University, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wofford College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature.