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In memory of Lynn Grefe

Past President & CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association and dear friend


Lynn Grefe served as President and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) from 2003 till her passing in April 2015.


In her role at NEDA , Lynn led the creation and expansion of innovative and ground-breaking programs to meet the needs of the 30 million people and their families who suffered from an eating disorder at some point in their life.  

A published author in the field and NEDA’s spokesperson, she frequently appeared on television and in print, both nationally and in virtually every major market across the country.

Lynn’s career long centered on issues, advocacy and solutions. She worked for state government in the criminal justice system; the private sector for a variety of corporate and non-profit clients on legislative and policy issues; and in the non-profit political arena for women’s reproductive health issues.

She was a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the National Institute of Mental Health Alliance and was the leader of the NEDA Network of 23 eating disorder non-profits around the nation. She served on the Advisory Council of the Mental Health Foundation, which honored her in 2011. In 2014, Grefe was also honored by Women’s E-News as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.

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