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Speaker, Advocate and Author -
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder

Speaker, Advocate and Author -
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder

Speaker, Advocate and Author -
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder

What's been said

  • The first time I saw this presentation you gave me hope. The second time I saw it you saved my life. Thank you.
  • I wanted to tell you how much the students enjoyed your presentation. I received many comments the next couple of days, and we have had three students come in for eating disorders as a result of your presentation. Thank you,
    thank you.
  •   I just want to thank you for coming to speak in Grand Forks. It was refreshing and enlightening to hear someone as confident and strong as yourself to reassure that people can overcome this obstacle. Words cannot thank you enough for doing what you are doing.

about johanna

and author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder (Harlequin). Since founding The Alliance in October 2000, Johanna has brought information and awareness about eating disorders to more than 160,000 individuals nationally and internationally. In addition, she facilitates weekly support groups, mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families through their treatment and recovery, helps thousands of people to gain information and find the help they need, and advocates for legislation on a state and national level.

She is a Special Consultant to The Renfrew Center Foundation, member of the Eating Disorders Coalition Board of Directors, Florida team leader for the National Eating Disorders Association’s STAR program, a founding board member of the Eating Disorders Activist Network, an advisory board member of Fed Up Inc., and a board member/Expert Advisory Committee member for Girl Future. She is an active participant in National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and has received many awards for her ongoing outreach and advocacy work, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service© and Harlequin Enterprises’ More Than Words Award. Johanna has appeared on national television programs including NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, and profiled in the New York Times and Glamour Magazine. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, Max Zaretsky, and her dog and cat, Sammie and Leela.