PRESIDENT Brian Cram (Calgary, Alberta)
Jadine Cairns, RD, MSc (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Jadine Cairns has been a dietitian at the BC Children’s Hospital for the past 23 years, specializing in the area of Eating Disorders. She also has a nutritional counselling private practice where she sees children and adults for eating disorders, disordered eating and weight management. Jadine received her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of BC in 2003. Her dissertation was on eating disorders nutrition counselling in Canada. She has presented at national and international conferences and has also published in peer review journals. Her work as a dietitian has been profiled in a highschool text book and she has written and starred in a TV series on managing food for diverse needs in a family. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two school age sons.
David Pilon, PhD (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
David Pilon is a Clinical Psychologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been affiliated with the Capital Health Eating Disorder Clinic in Halifax since 1990 and is crossappointed to the faculty of medicine in psychiatry at Dalhousie University. Dr. Pilon was instrumental in establishing the Clinic’s group-based treatment program. He is the Founding Chair of the Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Treatment Network and has consulted to various settings and regions on the development of eating disorder treatment services. In 2008, Dr. Pilon assumed the program leadership for all of the Specialty Mental Health Services of Capital Health. He has participated on the Steering Committee of the Eating Disorder Association of Canada since 2006 and has been a Board of Directors member since 2008. He enjoys his role of EDAC-ATAC President-elect and the opportunity to meet and learn from clinicians across the country.
Eric Vickar, MD, FRCPC (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Eric Vickar, MD, FRCPC, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is service chief in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Vickar has made substantial contributions in the development and provision of eating disorders care for the youth population of Manitoba. He is a founding member of EDAC and is very excited about the organization’s potential to network providers and enhance care delivery nationwide.
Cheryl Aubie, PhD (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Cheryl Aubie is a Clinical Psychologist at the Eating Disorder Clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Psychology programs both at Dalhousie University. Dr. Aubie received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Windsor in 2006 where her research focused on the role of weight-related teasing on binge eating and mood. Although she is currently working in full-time clinical practice, Dr. Aubie has research interests in the role that emotion plays in the development of eating disorders and using emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to treat eating disorders.
Josie Geller (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Dr. Josie Geller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and the Director of Research in the Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Her clinical and research interests have focused on intra and interpersonal factors that promote change, including client readiness and motivation, therapeutic alliance, and self-compassion. She has worked extensively in the assessment and treatment of individuals with eating disorders, and expanded her work to other populations, including HIV, substance use, and obesity. She is a former MSFHR Scholar and senior scholar and is supported by grants from the Canadian Institute for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.