Board of Directors

Our Mission 

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:

Mail should be sent to:la
PO Box 1295, Pekin, IL 61555-1295


Board of Directors

Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS, F. iaedp

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

Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, CEDS

Michael Wellons

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

Holly Finlay, MA, LPCC, CEDS, CSP, F.iaedp
Ralph Carson, PHD , RD

Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS, F.iaedp

Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS

Lisa Kantor, JD

Stacie McEntyre, MSW, LCSW, CEDS

Kenneth Willis, MD

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS

Gayle Brooks, PhD

Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

Laura Orlich, MS, MC, LPC, NCC, LPC (Chapter President Representative)

Dana Byrd, LPC, CEDS (Chapter President Representative)

Mittsi Crossman, PhD

Diane Hilleary, LCSW, CEDS-S


Advisory Board

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

Emmett Bishop, Jr., MD, FAED, CEDS

Vicki Berkus, MD , PhD, CEDS

S. Roy Erlichman, PhD, LMFT, CAP, CEDS, F.iaedp 

Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, CEDS, FAED

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp 

Cathy Reto, PhD

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

Eva Maria Trujillo Chi Vacuan, MD , CEDS , FAED , FAAP

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

Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, CEDS


Managing Director

Bonnie Harken


Administrative Contacts

Certification Director
Tammy Beasley

Assistant Managing Director
Blanche Williams

Chapter and Membership Director
Rebecca Albertini

Marketing Coordinator 
Marie Grover

Membership and Certification Coordinator 
Pat Gabbard 

Webmaster and Payables Manager
Matthew Harken