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:
PO Box 1295, Pekin, IL 61555-1295



Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

President Elect:
Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS-S
Immediate Past President:
Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS
Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD, CEDRD


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

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

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

Carolina Gaviria, LMHC, NCC, CEDS

Kourtney Gordon, MS, RD/LD, CEDRD

Julie Holland, MHA, CEDS-S, F.iaedp

Anne Kubal – Chapter Representative

Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

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

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp – SAC Representative

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS-S – Chapter Representative

Joy Zelikovsky, PsyD, CEDS-S – Chapter Representative

Senior Advisory Council

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp

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, CEDRD, F.iaedp

Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA

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