May 2010 - On May 7, EDRC volunteers and support group leaders Nancy Boyle and Debra Schlesinger were honored at the Junior League of Santa Clara County's 41st Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
Nancy Boyle tirelessly follows up with parents who call us needing support and guidance, coordinates guest speakers for our support groups, and does one-to-one follow up with parents and clients. Why she volunteers: “After dealing with my two daughters' disorders on my own, I did not want anyone else dealing with this to have to do it alone… My goal for the group is that they leave with new coping skills and feel more confident in themselves in dealing with difficult issues at home.”
Debra Schlesinger co-leads the support group for family members and loved ones. She has been key to our outreach, including leading our team for the 2009 NEDA walk. She speaks at local high schools and provides online mentoring support for patients and their family members. Why she volunteers: “It provides me with the opportunity to help other parents and loved ones with the support they need and to provide a safe place to talk about the struggles they are experiencing.”
From left: Nancy Boyle, EDRC Volunteer; Janice Bremis, EDRC Executive Director; Debra Schlesinger, EDRC Volunteer