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 Collaborative, a 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 had been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. Jennifer was a recovered individual who desired 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. Jennifer has published a faith based recovery workbook entitled Transformed: Eating Disorders and Body Image Renewal God's Way. The workbook is available for purchase here.. Jennifer is now a certified recovery coach and is employeed by the Kirsten Haglund Foundation as part of their transitional living program.
MiEDA is an official non-profit organization receiving its 501(c) (3) status in April 2011. Our Tax ID # is 45-2427380.
We are also a member of cedo, a new consortium of 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.
We believe in the power of grass roots advocacy to challenge the diet culture in which we all live, racognizing that environment alone puts millions of individuals at risk for the development of an eating disorder. We are also involved in advocacy work at the State and National level, seeking to influence policy on issues such as mental health parity to insure the availability of excellent treatment for all regardless of race, socio-economic status, and gender identity.
From left to right: Board members Tammy Bentley, Jen DiGennaro, Executive Director Gail Hall; Co-Founder & current Board President Jen Lane; Honorary Spokesperson Jordan Carson; Board members Rachael Steil and Lisa Lowery (Ex-Officio, Emeritus).
Regular board meetings alternate Thursdays and Mondays in January, March, May, July, September, and November. We are always looking for committed and passionate individuals to join us.