Meet the Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) Team!
Janice is the founding member of the Eating Disorders Resource Center. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Liberal Arts, and has worked in fundraising within the healthcare community for most of her career. She was diagnosed with an eating disorder in 1975, and is well aware of the stigma associated with the disease, as well as the importance of emotional support and access to quality treatment. She is very passionate about advocating for people who have eating disorders and feels that this is her life.
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Kristen Lohse, Program Manager
Kristen first joined EDRC as a volunteer in January 2013, and now works as program manager. She oversees programs including educational presentations & free support groups, & liaisons with eating disorder providers. Kristen is passionate about helping connect those struggling with the help they need & deserve. Kristen is also a doctoral candidate in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Program. She is involved in research & clinical work in the area of eating disorders at Stanford.
Natalie Rangel, Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Natalie first joined EDRC as an eating disorder recovery mentor and support group facilitator in 2015. She began working as Program Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in 2016 and currently coordinates EDRC’s support groups, volunteers, works directly with clients, oversees office operations, and continues to work as a recovery mentor and support group facilitator. Prior to joining EDRC, Natalie took a class at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), received training and worked as a NAMI support group facilitator and Peer Pal, and volunteered for the NAMI Warmline/Help Desk where she worked directly with consumers and family members seeking mental health resources and support. Natalie’s desire is to contribute to EDRC’s efforts in building more awareness, understanding, empathy and support for eating disorders and mental health.
Michelle Duan, Webmaster
Michelle Duan joined EDRC as a volunteer in 2015. She now serves as EDRC’s primary website manager, and is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the EDRC website. Michelle is interested in data science, website design and computer programming, and is currently pursuing a Computer Science degree at UCLA. She hopes her work will help provide those struggling with eating disorders and their loved ones with greater access to digital resources and support.