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Living in a Higher Weight Body with An Eating Disorder
Chief Policy & Strategy Ocer, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Chevese Turner is the founder and former CEO of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) which recently merged with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). As part of NEDA’s leadership team, she develops the organizations key policy initiatives, directs its partnerships and communications, and plays a key role in strategic goals and alignment.
Turner has an extensive experience in the eating disorders community as an advocate for those with binge eating disorder (BED) and the issues around higher weight eating disorders. Turner is passionate about changing the conversation around weight and body size. She is dedicated to moving beyond the current dominant weightfocused paradigm to one that is weight inclusive and promotes well-being free from weight stigma and body discrimination. She carries these messages to audiences around the US and abroad in schools, healthcare settings, trade organizations, associations, professional conferences, corporations, and governmental agencies. Turner is also the co-author of the recently published book: Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery & Beyond and contributes regularly to podcasts and the media.
Turner attended Temple University in Philadelphia where she received a BA in Political Science. Her professional background includes professional advocacy, public policy and government relations, non-prot management, programming, strategy, communications, and marketing.