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


Board of Directors

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS

Immediate Past President
Holly Finlay, MA, LPCC, CEDS, CSP, F.iaedp

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS

Emmett Bishop, Jr., MD, FAED, CEDS. F.iaedp

Gayle Brooks, PhD
Ralph Carson, PhD, RD
Roy Erlichman, PhD, LMFT, CAP, CEDS, F.iaedp
Kourtney Gordon, MS, RD/LD, CEDRD (Chapter President Representative)
Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS
Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp (Senior Advisory Rep )
Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS (Chapter President Representative)
Kenneth Willis, MD

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

Managing Director
Bonnie Harken

Administrative Contacts

Certification Director
Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD

Director of International Development
Blanche Williams

Chapter and Membership Director
Rebecca Albertini

Marketing Coordinator 
Marie Grover

Membership and Certification Coordinator 
Pat Gabbard 

Webmaster and Payables Manager
Matthew Harken