Board of Directors


To promote a high level of professionalism among practitioners who treat those suffering from eating disorders by promoting ethical and professional standards, offering education and training in the field, certifying those who have met prescribed requirements, promoting public and professional awareness of eating disorders and assisting in prevention efforts.

Please direct all emails to Board Members to:


Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS-C

Immediate Past President:
Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS

Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD, CEDS


Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS

Rick Bishop, MD, CEDS, FAED, F.ieadp

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS-C

Carolina Gaviria, LMHC, NCC, CEDS

Kourtney Gordon, MS, RD/LD, CEDS

Julie Holland, MHA, CEDS-C, F.iaedp – SAC Representative

Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, RD, CEDS-C

Elisaveta Pavlova, PhD, CEDS, MS, IE-Pro, EDIT-I

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS-C


Chapter Representatives to the Board

Jessie Huebner, LMHC, LPC, CEDS-C

Susan Mengden, PhD, CEDS-C, CGP


Senior Advisory Council

Eva Maria Trujillo Chi Vacuan, MD, CEDS, FAED, FAAP, F.iaedp

James “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC CEDS, F.iaedp

Karen Beerbower, MS, RD, LD, CEDS, F.iaedp

Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA

Mary Bellofatto, MA, LMHC, NCC, CEDS, TEP, F.iaedp