Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Simone Seitz has been named the next Executive Director of T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating by the association's Governing Board. Seitz will officially assume this new role on May 24, 2017. In partnership with the board of directors, Simone will lead T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating in fulfilling its mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Seitz served on the organization's young task force and developing board from 2005-'08. Having returned to sit on the board of directors in 2015, she brought invaluable experience and vitality to T.H.E. Center. "We are thrilled to welcome Simone as our new Executive Director. She's already contributed so much to our organization. Her energy and commitment to our mission is going to make our goal of helping those with eating disorders even more attainable," said Marybeth Burns, board president for T.H.E Center for Disordered Eating and recovery advocate.
With significant experience in for-profit and non-profit management, Seitz will advance the association’s current strategic plan and guide the organization's future contributions. "This is an opportunity and responsibility that I am honored to accept. I look forward to strategically building upon thirteen years of serving individuals with disordered eating and body image issues and developing meaningful relationships with our members, partners, and supporters," says Seitz.
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