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Eating Disorder Hope’s Seal of Excellence

Eating Disorder Hope is proud to recognize those within the eating disorder community who share and embody our message of hope and healing. We are honored to partner with talented individuals and non-profit organizations dedicated to improving eating disorder resources available to the community.Recipients of Eating Disorder Hope’s Seal of Excellence are those who go above and beyond to support those who are struggling, raise awareness, and promote recovery.

Each quarter, we select one recipient from each of the following categories:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Eating disorder professionals
  • Community members

In addition to being given the Seal of Excellence badge for placement on their own website, recipients are recognized on this page and on all Eating Disorder Hope social media platforms as a valued member of the eating disorder community.

Spring 2017

Beat is the U.K.’s eating disorder charity. Founded with the belief that eating disorders can be overcome, Beat works to destigmatize eating disorders and support those actively struggling through helplines, message boards, peer support groups, and more.

Walter Kaye, M.D.
Dr. Kaye is an internationally recognized leader in the eating disorder field for his research and innovative treatment programs. As Director of the UCSD Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program, Dr. Kaye addresses the many underlying causes of eating disorders, with an emphasis on family counseling as part of the recovery process.

Brian Cuban
Brian is an author, speaker, and advocate. By sharing his recovery story, he is working to destigmatize eating disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders in men. Brian recently celebrated his tenth year of sobriety, and his new book The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption is now available for pre-order.



Past Recipients
Winter 2017

MEDA is a non-profit that provides unparalleled support to the eating disorder community of New England. Resources include clinical assessments, recovery support groups, individualized referrals, and many interactive community events.

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS
Dr. Gaudiani is a true leader in the field, and remains one of the only outpatient internists in the nation classified as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She opened Gaudiani Clinic in 2016, a concierge clinic for individuals seeking medical support for eating disorders.

“Dr. G provides hope, healing, intelligence, and warmth to the medical field and offers truly exceptional and genuine treatment to anyone lucky enough to cross paths with her.”

Nikki DuBose
Nikki is a former model who shares her own recovery story in the recent memoir Washed Away: From Darkness to Light. She is a vibrant advocate for the mental health community, serves as volunteer coordinator for Project HEAL, and is a contributing writer for both Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope.

Fall 2016

Project Heal LogoProject HEAL
Project HEAL is a non-profit that raises funds to send individuals to eating disorder treatment. Co-founders Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran supported each other through their own recovery as teenagers and continue to inspire the eating disorder community. (Non-Profit Organization)

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDSadrienneressler
Adrienne is an eating disorder and body image specialist. She serves as Vice President of Professional Development for The Renfrew Center and continues to educate others on body image and how it impacts those touched by eating disorders. (Eating Disorder Professional)

Shannon Kopp with her dogShannon Kopp
Shannon is an eating disorder advocate who recently authored Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life, which chronicles the role animals played in her recovery. (Community Member)

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