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The following team members are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many volunteers and students who are also regular and important members of the NEDIC team.
Merryl Bear M.Ed. (Psych)
Merryl has worked in the area of disordered eating, food and weight preoccupation since 1990. She has taught and counselled at high schools, community colleges and university, where she taught at initial teacher training and post-graduate level, and has also worked as an educational psychologist. A frequent resource to print and broadcast media, Merryl has also written and presented widely in the areas of self-esteem, body image and disordered eating.
In recognition of her work at NEDIC, Merryl was awarded the Toronto Sun's Women on the Move Award in 1995 and has been included in the Who's Who of Canadian Women since 1996.
Suzanne joined NEDIC in March 2007. Suzanne has over two years experience as a telephone helpline worker at the Eating Disorders Association in the UK. She comes from a broadcast/media background, having spent over 10 years working in the field of television and film and has spent almost 5 years working in the recruitment sector in the UK and Toronto. Suzanne also brings over 5 years experience in team and operations management. She is currently pursuing her CHRP designation on a part-time basis at Ryerson University.
Outreach & Education Coordinator
Jackie Grandy joined NEDIC as our first contract part-time Outreach & Education Coordinator in 2012. She has worked extensively in the field of health promotion, crisis intervention, peer counseling, and community outreach facilitation. Jackie is currently a Masters of Social Work candidate with the University of Windsor and looks forward to expanding community partnerships and exploring new means of developing connections with the eating disorder community in her role at NEDIC.
Technical and Administrative Coordinator
Tracy came to NEDIC part-time in May 2007, bringing with her a wide skill-set honed in the high-tech industry, local and national non-profit organizations, and her own Pilates studio. She is experienced in Internet project development and management, proposal writing, marketing, and adult education. Along with an honours degree from University of Toronto, Tracy is a Body Harmonics accredited Pilates Teacher.
... and our many wonderful volunteers and practicum students