Who Are We?

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit (501 c 3) corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

What is Our Mission?

ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors.   ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.


What Do We Pledge?

I will accept myself as I am.
I will accept others as they are.
I will support diversity and freedom of expression in the way people think, look and live.
I will not tolerate physical or mental abuse.
I will actively participate in efforts to change media programming and advertising that exploit or demean the human body.
I will work to improve the lives of individuals, communities and the environment.
I will support programs that encourage good health through proper nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep.

Our History


Laura Discipio LCSW, Executive Director

      Education:  MSW, Aurora University (Aurora, IL)

Deb Prinz  Community Organizational Manager

Partner & Professional Member Relations and Business Development

Kyron Johnson-Brana,  Administrative Assistant

Molly McClure,  Support Group Coordinator,