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Houston Eating Disorders Specialists Mission and Objectives

We are a multidisciplinary group of professionals from the greater Houston area who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and are committed to quality care of those affected by these disorders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote effective treatment of eating disorders, provide community and professional education, and to raise awareness and understanding of these illnesses.

Our Objectives

  • Serve as a community resource for identification of treatment providers, clinical services offered, and local treatment options.
  • Serve as a reliable source of information for professionals and for the general public.
  • Provide eating disorders education to professionals and to the general public.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among the membership.
  • Promote eating disorders expertise within the membership and beyond.
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Members of the HEDS Board

Kathy Veath, RDN, LD

Kathy Veath, RDN, LD

Past President


Emily Hahn, MPH, RDN, LD, CEDS-S



Anna Brown, PsyD



Avanti Bande, LPC


Lauren Chaffin, MS, RDN, LD


Michelle Fee, RDN, LD


Bridget McCauley


Rachael Reed

Membership Co-Chair

Rebekah Grohn

Membership Co-Chair


Morgan Sinclair, MS, RDN, LD

Conference Co-Chair

Jessica Berstein Herrera

Conference Co-Chair

Jessica Chilek

Conference Co-Chair

Sarah Lea

Diversity and Inclusivity

Kelley Walters

Social Media Co-Chair

Kelly Webster

Social Media Co-Chair

Become a HEDS Member

Interested in becoming a member of HEDS? We offer memberships for professionals, students/interns, associates, and treatment centers.
Complete the membership application below!

If you’re already a member and looking to make changes to your membership, login here.

Professional Networking

Every year, Houston Eating Disorders Specialists hosts a conference, alternating between a professional conference (for providers) and a community conference (for the public).