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Eating Disorder Hope Speaker’s Bureau

Find expert speakers from leading treatment centers across the country who provide unique insight and invaluable information through engaging presentations. This is useful for colleges, schools, conferences, and other gatherings for which extensive eating disorder knowledge is needed.

Inquire about inclusion in the Speaker’s Bureau.


Lisa S. Kantor, Esq.

Lisa KantorLisa S. Kantor, a Los Angeles lawyer and partner of Kantor & Kantor LLP, represents people denied health benefits for treatment of both physical and mental illnesses. Most recently, Ms. Kantor has focused her efforts litigating denials of medically necessary treatment for eating disorders.

Kantor & Kantor is the only law firm in the country with a distinct eating disorder practice staffed with lawyers and other professionals experienced in the specific needs of people who have been denied benefits for residential care for eating disorder treatment.  In 2012, she won the first federal court ruling that determined health plans must pay for all medically necessary treatment for mental illnesses, including residential treatment. Ms. Kantor is currently challenging health plans’ use of inappropriate guidelines to deny the proper level of care, and she speaks to lawmakers about the need for stronger laws to facility effective treatment for people with severe eating disorders.


Jerry L. Law, D. Min., MDAAC, CIP

Jerry-Law-Image-7-5-15-300x224Jerry L. Law, D. Min., MDAAC, CIP is a veteran of 25 years in the corporate world, and his strong leadership and organizational skills lend themselves naturally to the intervention process. Dr. Law is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, a Board Certified Intervention Professional and a Master Certified Drug Alcohol and Addictions Counselor. Jerry brings compassion and a first-hand understanding about how critical it is to break the cycle of addiction in the professional world as well as within the family.

Jerry believes in Interventions conducted with love, care and concern. Guiding the family with compassion, managing the circumstances through experience and helping the addicted individual reach out for recovery. He facilitates Interventions for Eating Disorders, Chemical Dependency and Process Addictions.

Jerry has been named one of the Top Ten Interventionists in the United States by quitalcohol.com See www.prunderground.com/top-ten-interventionists-in-the-united-states-jerry-l-law/0033432/ for more information.

Jerry is also nationally known public speaker. Topics include Intervention, Addiction, Marriage and Family Issues, Communication Skills and others. He is a frequent presenter at conferences, treatment facilities and faith based organizations.


Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD

Jessica Setnick photoA speaker with amazing insights into our emotional and intellectual relationships with food, Jessica is the rare mix of clinician and educator who really gets to the heart of our issues with health and weight. Using humor, poignant stories and the latest scientific research, Jessica goes far beyond the basics of body image and eating disorders, and helps students shape their perspectives about nutrition, stress and weight management. She engages both the heart and the brain and gets you thinking about these issues in surprising new ways.

Jessica is the right speaker for any campus concerned with students eating and living well, and appropriate for health and wellness awareness events, mental health and eating disorders education, new student orientation, women’s centers and studies programming, fraternity and sorority life, athletics and student leadership development.

For more information or to invite Jessica to your event, contact 214-503-7100, Info@UnderstandingNutrition.com, or visit www.UnderstandingNutrition.com.


Brian Cuban

Brian Cuban 7-15-15Brian Cuban is an author whose best-selling book, “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” chronicles his first-hand experiences living with,and recovering from eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and body dysmorphic disorder. A journey that started with childhood bullying and fat shaming and took him to the brink of suicide at forty-four years old, before walking away from a successful career as an attorney and taking the first step forward towards a healthy and positive lifestyle restoring love, family and a healthy self-image.

Brian’s presentation, “One Step Forward” empowers those seeking to take a step into recovery or looking for tools to help others take that step, as well as offering tools for indivudals and famlies who deal with eating disorders, self harm and addiction. Brian covers issues often intertwining with these disorders such as bullying, fat talk and genetic predisposition.

Brian is a highly sought after college and event speaker. He has spoken at colleges and universities across the United States and in Canada. Brian has appeared on prestigious talks shows such as the Katie Couric Show as well as numerous media outlets around the country. He also writes extensively on these subjects. His columns have appeared on CNN.com, Foxnews.com, The Huffington Post and in online and print newspapers around the world.

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Jenni Schaefer

Jennie SchaeferAuthor of Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me (new book released by McGraw-Hill in September 2009), International Speaker, and Singer/Songwriter.

Jenni’s straightforward, realistic style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people across the globe looking to overcome their eating disorders and live complete lives. Her appearances on shows like Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight, in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The Washington Post, and before live audiences have brought a world of hope to men and women seeking real solutions. As author and therapist Carolyn Costin, LMFT, M.A., M.Ed. says about Jenni in her foreword to Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, “She makes recovery and full living seem possible for everyone.”

A popular speaker on college campuses, including Yale, William & Mary, and Vanderbilt University, Jenni also presents regularly in middle and high schools. She speaks at national and international professional conferences, various community events, and other venues.  Jenni brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and compassion to each appearance, as well as her trademark sense of humor and her musical background. An active Nashville singer-songwriter, she invariably concludes her talks with at least one uplifting song.  For more information about Jenni’s work, visit www.jennischaefer.com.

For more information about Jenni’s availability as a speaker, contact her booking agent, Catherine Hagen at info@jennischaefer.com or (615) 844-3488.


 Troy Roness

Troy Roness

Tross Roness, B.S.E., M.Ed. Graduate Student, Survivor, National Male Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Writer PBS/Huffington Post Blogger troy.roness@gmail.com
www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/people/expert/troy-roness

Troy Roness is an inspiring role model for any person who is struggling to recover from an eating disorder. Since his own recovery, Troy has maintained a ceaseless effort to support and encourage recovering persons, and to continually advocate for better treatment and care for all who struggle.

Troy serves as the inaugural United States Male Junior Board Representative for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Advisory Board Member and M.O.R.E. (Males Owning Recovery From Eating Disorders) Program Director with MentorCONNECT, Advisory Board Member for the National Association of Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED), and is active in promoting legislative changes and motivational speaking in his home state of North Dakota to promote education and treatment of eating disorders.

Following his guest appearance on the ‘Dr. Phil Show’ in January 2009, Troy battled for two 81-day treatment regimens as a male with an eating disorder. His recovery has blessed him with opportunities to speak to thousands of people in North Dakota and reach millions of people across the United States and world. Reflecting on the pivotal moments of his recovery enables Troy to speak on behalf of males and spread the message that recovery is possible.

Troy most enjoys speaking with and educating family members of eating disorder victims. By explaining what their child, family member, or friend is facing with personal insight, and then comparing the recovery perspective, Troy hopes this will facilitate understanding and lend a sensitive ear to the sufferers support system.


Kirsten Haglund

Miss America Kirsten HaglundKirsten struggled with anorexia and made eating disorders her platform while competing and becoming Miss America. The Kirsten Haglund Foundation for eating disorders is a non-profit organization which provides financial assistance to people seeking treatment for eating disorders.  Kirsten joined Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center as Community Relations Specialist in 2011 and became an ambassador for NEDA in 2012.

Speaking Topics: Her Personal Story of Eating Disorder Recovery; Fighting The Media & Entertainment’s Impact on Body-Image in Young Women; Achieving Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health in Competitive Sports and the Arts; The Role of Faith in Eating Disorder Recovery; Eating Disorders and Body-Image in College-Aged Women; The Mother-Daughter Relationship in Eating Disorder Recovery; Letting Go of Perfectionism and Embracing Balance and Moderation; Beauty at Every Size – Reversing the Negative Role of the Fashion Industry and Encouraging Women to Love Their Bodies

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is a valued Partnering Sponsor of Eating Disorder Hope  ~ Helping to make our work possible!


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The Eating Disorder Hope Website does not give out medical or psychological advice, nor offer treatment. Public Speakers that are listed are supplied by the facilities and providers themselves. Their appearance in the Eating Disorder Hope Speakers Bureau page is not meant as an endorsement by the Eating Disorder Hope Website or it’s owners. They are put into the Eating Disorder Hope Speakers Bureau Page to serve as a resource to our website visitors. The content of this and other sections of the Eating Disorder Hope web site is intended only for broad, general information, and should not replace one-on-one therapy with a trained professional. As with all health-related issues, please refer to your personal physician, dietician, counselor or therapist for a full evaluation and to determine the best course of treatment. Eating Disorder Hope specifically disclaims liability, loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, that may be incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, in the use or application of any contents of this web site.

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Phoebe Taylor November 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Would any of these speakers be available to speak at a NEDA walk in April of 2015 in Burlington, VT 05405? If so please let me know by e-mail as soon as possible.

Crystal Karges MS, RDN, IBCLC November 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Hi Taylor!

Thanks for your interest! If you are interested in booking any of these speakers, you may try to contact them directly. Many of the speaker listings include their individual contact information. You might try to call or email them personally to see if they may be available to assist you. Please let us know if there is anything more we can help with!

Warmly,

Crystal

Serena July 27, 2015 at 8:50 am

I would like to speak on my even disorder recovery. I have been recovered for several years and would like to help others on their journey. Do you know how I can go about starting to publically speak?

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