Who We Are

Mission:
Developing and connecting resources to assist and advocate for those impacted by eating disorders.

Vision:
CRC for ED is a widely identified and trusted hub for eating disorder prevention and support. We are committed to promoting healthy relationships with food, movement, and body image; eliminating stigma; and fostering acceptance and healing.

Guiding Principles:
  • Hope:  We believe that recovery is possible.
  • Compassion:  We understand the complexity of eating disorders and provide services with sensitivity and care.
  • Diversity:  We strive for a culture that is inclusive.
  • Integrity:  We provide quality programming and accurate information, and we safeguard the confidentiality of those who access our services.
  • Collaboration:  We are most effective when individuals, families, professionals, and the community are invested and aligned.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Committee
Mary Everist, President
Suzanne Kirby, PhD, Treasurer
Tricia Scholtz, MPH, RD, LDN, Secretary

Members
Gorham Bradley
Jo Ikelheimer
Laurie Knowles
Anna M. Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Jody Montrie, M.Ed, LPCS
Carolyn McCarter Wood, LCSW, LCAS

ADVISORY COUNCIL
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED
Kendra Gaffney, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Dianna Goodman, Founder
Dee Dee Jones
Beth Riley, LISW-CP, CEDS-S

COMMITTEES
Fundraising, Chair – Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN
Finance, Chair – Tim Flora, CPA, CIA
Board Development, Chair – Suzanne Kirby, PhD

STAFF
Simone Seitz, Executive Director
Ellise VanGilder, Program Assistant

2019 Awareness & Fundraising Breakfast Video
2018 Awareness & Fundraising Breakfast Video

WNCW Radio Interview
The Laurel of Asheville Interview

Impact Reports


Support Group Leaders 

Catherine Beck, MS, RD, LDN
Alison Cross, LPC, CPCS, CEDS-S
Sandra Dowd, MMHC, NCC, LPCA  (FSG)
Kendra Gaffney, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Kristen Keathley, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Jody Montrie, M.Ed, LPCS
Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN
Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN
Michelle Shelfer, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Carolyn McCarter Wood, LCSW, LCAS (ASG & FSG)
Lindsey Yemc, MS, RD, LDN

Membership