Mary Griffith met Janice while serving on the committee for San Jose’s first ever National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA)Walk in 2012. As her daughter struggled and recovered from an eating disorder, she brings a parent’s perspective to the Board. She is passionate about EDRC’s mission to bring wider awareness and education to the community as well as support for the families who have been affected by eating disorders. Mary believes many great advances are being discovered that will significantly help in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders.
Vanessa McCaslin (Vice Chair)
Vanessa grew up in the Bay Area, and graduated from The Academy of Art University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Advertising. In her free time she enjoys photography, yoga, and is a member of the Junior League of San Jose. She is currently responsible for the Eating Disorders Resource Center in Silicon Valley’s advertising, promotion, and Facebook page.
Kathleen Juvet, RN, BSN, MBA
Kathleen is the Administrative Director of Operations for the Faculty Practice Organization at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Kathleen wants her work to be meaningful, and believes that she can make a positive difference in the world as a board member of the EDRC.
Grace Shih, RD, MS
Grace is a Registered Dietitian at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Medical Center. She is the author of diabulimia publications and renowned speaker for eating disorders and diabulimia workshops. She is passionate to help those with eating disorders and diabulimia and is dedicated to find resources for them. Grace has recently published the first diabulimia book: DIABULIMIA (DIABETES +EATING DISORDERS); What It Is and How to Treat It.
Deborah Bingham (Treasurer)
Deborah Bingham earned a BS in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Arizona in 1980. She founded a Nanny Referral Agency for Central Tennessee and has worked in fundraising, managing databases, and donor relations for the past ten years. Debi worked closely with the Founder to prepare all the forms to obtain EDRC’s 501c3 status and developed the EDRC's original online resource directory. Debi and her husband and their three children and golden retriever live in the Cambrian area of San Jose.
Denise graduated from UCLA with a BA in International Development Studies. She has worked for various nonprofits including The Health Trust, SV2 and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Denise joined the board of the EDRC to become more involved at the local level with women's issues. She lives in Danville with her husband Clarence and daughter Simone.
Candace Ford Gray, MLIS
Candace is the Executive Director of PlaneTree Health Library, a free community service founded in San Jose in 1989. She is dedicated to increasing consumer health literacy since it enables individuals to be more responsible for their own health and better partners with their health care professionals, while promoting opportunities to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Amy has over 12 years experience in fund development for nonprofits and currently serves as the Grants Manager for Samaritan House. Amy has worked for several nonprofits in the Bay Area and New York City, most recently for Bring Me A Book and the Health Trust. She first started volunteering for EDRC in 2007 because of her compassion for those suffering from eating disorders. Amy has a background in Fine Arts, enjoys hiking and healthy living, and is committed to helping EDRC impact more individuals throughout the Bay Area who suffer from or care for loved ones with eating disorders.
Denise Johnson, RN, BSN, MBA
Denise is a Registered Nurse and seasoned health care professional. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In her role as the Continuum Administrator at Kaiser Permanente, she and her team are responsible for the care of patients as they leave the hospital and enter alternative care. She understands the importance of support systems to help people achieve and maintain health and hopes to continue to serve the community in this area through her work with the Board.