About Us

United In 2010, the Missouri General Assembly passed into law the Missouri Eating Disorders Council. This Council is comprised of experts and professionals from across the state, all of whom are committed to raising awareness and providing education for eating disorders through our programs.

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Council Members include:

Rosie Anderson-Harper, Director of Recovery Services – Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health

Stephanie Bagby-Stone MD, DFAPA, CEDS – Private Practice

Del Camp, Chief Clinical Officer – Ozark Center

Janet Clevenger, LCMFT – Watermark Counseling LLC

Marjorie Cole, State School Nurse Consultant – Department of Health and Senior Services

Jenny Copeland, PsyD – Ozark Center

Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, Ph.D., LP, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry – Washington University School of Medicine

Lori Franklin Liaison for Eating Disorders Council, Mental Health Manager for Recovery Supports – Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health

Rebekah Freese, LCSW, Ph.D., Director Eating Disorder Program – Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD, Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian & Director of Certification, iaedp Supervisor, Private Practice InSight Counseling, LLC

Rachel Jones, Manager of Trauma Informed Treatment – Missouri Department of Mental Health

Marie-Laure Firebaugh, LMSW, Clinical Research Specialist, Program Manager for Body U and 360 Training – Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness at Washington University School of Medicine

Rebecca Lester, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology – Washington University

Eric Martin, Behavioral Health Manager – Department of Social Services MO HealthNet

Kimberli McCallum, MD – McCallum Place

Carla O’Connor, LCSW, CEDS, The Eating Disorder Program of Kansas City, LLC – Therapist

Paul Polychronis, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Counseling Center, University of Central Missouri

John Pruett, LCSW, Clinical Manager – Butler County BHC Outpatient Clinic

Virginia Ramseyer Winter, Ph.D., MSW, Assistant Professor, Director – Center for Body Image Research & Policy at University of Missouri School of Social Work

Annie Seal, Chair – Annie Seal Consulting LLC

Heidi Strickler, Ph.D., LCSW, CEDS, CART, CTLS, Associate Director of Foster Care & Special Programs – United Healthcare

Senator Bill White

Denise Wilfley, Ph.D., Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology & Brain Sciences – Washington University School of Medicine

Rikki Wright, Deputy Director – Department of Mental Health

Help Me

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, you are not alone. Take the Body U Survey to get personalized help.


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Register yourself or your facility with the council by filling out this form.