About Us

Our Mission

•The Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (EDFNL) is a leadership advocacy group dedicated to promoting research and providing public support services and information about matters related to eating disorders, including information on available treatment services for individuals and families who experience disordered eating.

Goals of EDFNL

* To support persons who experience disordered eating by acting as a Resource Centre and a front door to a focused and coordinated treatment path.

* To promote a healthy body image and self-esteem by way of public education and awareness programs

* To advocate at various levels of government, health and community groups to ensure input and involvement in the decision making processes that affect eating disorder policies and treatments

* To educate individuals, professionals, government and families through the distribution of materials, an information line, regular awareness programs and a living website

* To advocate for and support ongoing research and related medical services

Board of Directors

Vince Withers
Chairperson

Wilf Curran
Vice-Chair

Dr. Pamela Ward
Vice-Chair

Alyssa French CPA
Treasurer

Stephanie Lee
Director

Andrea Oliver
Director

Brian Kenny
Director

Dr. Heidi Carew
Director

Lorraine Poole
Director

Dr. Jacqueline Carter-Major
Director

Staff Members

Paul Thomey
Executive Director
paul@edfnl.ca

Cathy Skinner
Program Coordinator
cathy@edfnl.ca

Tina Martin
Executive Assistant
tina@edfnl.ca

Deidre Keating M.Ed. (C.C.C)

Counsellor/Navigator

counsellor@edfnl.ca