The goal of the Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance (MiEDA) is to reduce the impact of eating disorders within our community through education and prevention initiatives directed towards young people, parents, educators and healthcare professionals. Pictured above: training session for leaders in The Body Project Curriculum, designed to be used with small groups of high school and college women to improve self esteem and reduce the risk for body image dissatisfaction.
MiEDA was established in 2011 by Gail Hall and Jennifer Lane. Gail has been Director of CTED (Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders) in Grand Rapids, MI and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. Jennifer is a recovered individual who desires to offer a message of help and hope to those struggling with an eating disorder. Together Gail and Jennifer founded MiEDA to reach out to their community through education and prevention programs.
MiEDA is an official non-profit organization receiving its 501(c) (3) status in April 2011.
We are also a member of the NEDA Network, a partnership between NEDA and other mission-aligned organizations dedicated to advancing the field of eating disorders and building a community of support and hope. Together we provide a unified voice in the fight against eating disorders.
Pictured: Past Board Members: Deb Devoursney; Karen Saukas; and Gail Hall (Gail is now the Executive Director).
Current board members: Jennifer Lane; Lisa Lowery (Ex-Officio, Emeritus); and Jen DiGennaro. Not pictured: Rachael Steil.
Regular board meetings are the first Thursday of March, June, September, and December. We are always looking for committed and passionate individuals to join us.