Meet our Panel
Carrie McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. McAdams’ current research examines the connections between biological and psychological aspects of eating disorders using functional neuroimaging. She has received fellowships from the American Psychiatric Association (2010) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (2011). She received an honorable mention for the 2015 Klerman prize, for her work in deciphering the neural traits related to adolescent anorexia nervosa. Dr. McAdams’ clinical and research expertise is in eating disorders, and she works closely with both the adult Eating Disorder Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and the Children’s Medical Center Eating Disorder program.
Elissa Myers, CAE, IOM, MA
CEO, Executive Dir. Academy of Eating Disorders
Elissa Myers serves as Executive Director, and ex-officio member of the board of Directors, of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She has 30+ years’ experience as a professional association executive. Elissa is passionately committed to bringing to reality the AED Vision of global access to knowledge, research and best treatment practice for eating disorders for everyone, and to the fight to promote the use of empirical evidence in the treatment of eating disorders.
Founder & President, Parent-to-Parent
Producer, Going Sane
Lisa is a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and the founder of parents-to-parents.org. She has struggled to find effective help for loved ones dealing with mental illness and is passionate about informing the public about evidence based treatments, having families involved in treatments and alerting the public about problems in the mental health care system.
Parent Advocate, US Taskforce Chair – F.E.A.S.T.
JD Ouellette is an educator, wife and mother of four. In 2012, her youngest daughter was diagnosed with restricting anorexia nervosa. She is heavily involved in providing peer support, promoting access to evidence-based treatment, and working to ensure society and the medical profession understand that eating disorders are brain-based, biological illnesses. JD is a board member for F.E.A.S.T. and director the USA Task Force, serves on the UCSD-ETC Parent Advisory Council, a Project HEAL Champion, and a co-founder of World Eating Disorders Action Day.