World Eating Disorder Action Day 2017
The Steering Committee for the Second World Eating Disorders Action Day, June 2, 2017 supports the Mission of World Eating Disorder Action Day to advance recognition of eating disorders as serious, treatable illnesses and the VISION of World Eating Disorder Action Day is to unite eating disorder activists, professionals, families/carers and those personally affected to promote worldwide knowledge of eating disorders and recognition of the need for comprehensive treatment.
The role of the Steering Committee is to provide guidance for activities and processes for World Eating Disorder Day and is a vibrant link to all the many activists and participating organizations. As a grassroots effort the SC seeks the opinions and guidance of the many community members involved.
The Steering Committee members were proposed by the original activists who brainstormed the idea of a global day for awareness and action. A Terms of Reference and Mandate for the Steering Committee provides a framework for the types of organizations to be represented with an eye to diversity and broad representation. It is hoped that in future years, groups from more under-represented countries and populations will be involved.
Please see the list of the Steering Committee members for 2017 below. Feel free to reach out to them for more information:
June Alexander, Australia
Stephanie Covington Armstrong, USA
Lisa Burns, Canada
James Carey, United Kingdom
Amy Cunningham, Tanzania
Dr. Emilio J. Compte, Argentina
Jamie Dannenberg, USA
Veronica Luccioni, United Kingdom.
Yasemin Merwede, Turkey/USA
JD Ouellette, USA.
Susan Ringwood, USA
Kristine Vazzano, USA
Adam Hope, USA
Dr. Eva Trujillo, Mexico
Kristina Saffran, USA
Jamie Bushell, USA
Sandy Provost, Canada
Dr. Eric van Furth, Netherlands