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 chevese turner, president & ceo

Chevese Turner is an nationally recognized activist who passionately shares her journey with binge eating disorder and the insidious effects of bullying & weight stigma on those living in larger bodies. Chevese founded BEDA in June 2008 recognizing the need for an organization to advocate on behalf individuals affected by (BED) and the providers who treat them. Her professional experience includes work in the health care, pharmaceutical, political, and non-profit arenas. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two energetic sons and faithful dog Cocoa.

lizabeth wesely-casella, director of events & membership

Lizabeth Wesely-Casella is a weight stigma prevention advocate and a binge eating disorder (BED) expert. As a coalition builder and speaker, Lizabeth addresses the impact that size discrimination has in policy, programs and industry, specifically the profound effect that weightism has on individuals with eating disorders, especially BED.  Lizabeth earned a Business Administration degree from Trinity University, graduating Magna cum Laude and she lives in Washington DC with her husband.

More info... Chevese Turner 
Department: BEDA Executive
More info... Lizabeth Wesely-Casella 
Department: Events & Membership

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