Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW is the Founding Director of “Bodywise™,” a comprehensive treatment program for Binge Eating Disorder, and Clinical Director of the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is the Founder of “Hungerwise™,” a 10-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling.

Pershing lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and mindful eating and movement. She has served on a variety of professional boards and is the Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association. She is also the recipient of BEDA's Pioneer in Clinical Advocacy Award. In the field for nearly thirty years, Amy maintains her clinical practice in Ann Arbor.

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Chevese Turner is the Founder, President & CEO of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), a national organization promoting the pursuit of healing and well-being for those affected by Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

Turner has a background in non-profit management, healthcare policy, and patient advocacy. She speaks regularly about her journey with BED, weight stigma, the lack of recognition and access to care for those with eating disorders and is regularly featured on podcasts, radio, and television. She currently sits on the board of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), is a past board member for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and has frequently served as team leader on National Lobby Days hosted by the Eating Disorders Coalition. Turner is the recipient of the AED’s Meehan-Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy.

Information about Turner and BEDA can be found at:

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