About BANA

Serving the Windsor-Essex Community

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization servicing Windsor-Essex County in Ontario, Canada. Since 1983, we have been committed to the provision of specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders.

As the primary regional source for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, BANA is a leader in the promotion and acceptance of diverse body shapes and sizes through the adoption of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Since its inception, BANA has provided services to thousands of individuals of all genders and social/economic backgrounds with an ongoing case load of approximately 300 clients. In addition, we annually organize and host over 300 educational health promotion presentations and programs that reach more than 20,000 children and adults.

Services are are supported by Ontario Health.

Board of Directors

Kelly Gosselin, BACo

PRESIDENT

Dana Levin, PhD

VICE-PRESIDENT

Anna Levonyan, CPA, CMA, EA

TREASURER

Chelsea Rodrigues MA, CPGC

SECRETARY

Kerri Zold, MBA, CHRL

DIRECTOR

Marzena Gosselin, CPA

DIRECTOR

Delaney MacDougall

DIRECTOR

Our Local team. World Class Results

Luciana Rosu Sieza

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I am a mother, a wife, a leader, an educator and a motivator with a GREAT passion for life. I was born in Romania and lived in Montreal, QC for some of my childhood years…

Leta Marchand

CLINICAL LEAD

I currently reside in Comber Ontario with my husband, 3 children and our 2 Labs Daisy and Cookie. I am a graduate of the University of Windsor..

Dana Dupuis

IOP CO-ORDINATOR

I am a native of Tecumseh, Ontario and a graduate of the University of Windsor with an Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Social Work…

Barbara Trojniak

Registered Nurse Practitioner

I grew up in Windsor and went on to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Windsor in 2007. I briefly relocated to London and …

Rose Verzosa

CLINICAL INTAKE SPECIALIST

I was born and raised in Windsor. I graduated from the University of Windsor with a combined Honors Bachelor of Social Work and Women’s  …

Sara Dalrymple

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

I was born and bred in the rose city. I graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Honours Psychology.  However, my passion for working…

Jade Piper

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Originally from Nova Scotia, I have lived in Windsor since 2013. I graduated from the University of Windsor with my Bachelor of Social Work in 2020 and my Masters of….

Heather Leblanc

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

I am a local to Essex County, born and raised in Leamington. I completed by Bachelor of Arts degree in Joint Honours Psychology and Social Development Studies ….

Nicole Boulanger

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Originally from Barrie, ON, I have been at BANA since January 2014. I completed my BSc (Human Ecology) Honours degree in Foods and Nutrition at Brescia University College…

Kia Peters

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

I was born and raised in Leamington, ON and am a proud Anishinaabe Kwe (Ojibwe woman) from Caldwell First Nation. My academic journey began in 2012  when I started …

Stephani Fenkanyn

REGIONAL HEALTH EDUCATOR

I grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario and I attended the University in Windsor for my undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics and completed a minor in …

Marisa Casey

REGIONAL HEALTH EDUCATOR

I am a native of Windsor, Ontario and hold degrees in Developmental Psychology and Education from the University of Windsor. I decided to continue my education…

Alexis Sauls Ramos

EATING DISORDER PREVENTION SPECIALIST

Originally from Mississauga, I have called Windsor home since 2015. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in Psych…

Patrick Kelly

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS LEAD

Originally from Chatham I have lived in Windsor since 1996. As a graduate of St. Clair College with an Advanced Diploma…

Chandima Weeratunga

CONTROLLER

I am a graduate from St. Clair College in Business Administration-Accounting and the University of Windsor with a degree in Business Management.

 

E.M. Colautti

Medical Secretary

Hi, my name is Elena. I am the Medical Secretary for BANA and the WEIOP program for Windsor-Essex County. I have enjoyed working in the healthcare field for the past nine …

 

Dr. Josee Jarry, Ph.D. C. Psych

SUPERVISING PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Alexandra Figaro-Acle, M.D., C.C.F.P.

MEDICAL CONSULTANT

“Eating disorders (ED) are characterized by under or over eating, and motivations for either vary, including emotion regulation. The label “emotional eating” is a common term, and the actual behaviour of eating to cope with emotions is considered within the realm of eating disorders.”

“Eating for emotion regulation reasons has been extensively empirically researched and is now well understood within the eating disorders. Thorough specialized diagnostic assessment for eating disorders is essential to guide referral for appropriate treatment. This specialized diagnostic assessment sometimes establishes an eating disorder diagnosis, when the patient’s personal assessment was to the contrary, and vice versa. In either case, the diagnosis allows for referral to the appropriate treatment.”

– Dr. Josee Jarry

BANA is pleased to offer the public access to our most recent Audited Financial Statements and Annual Reports.

BANA is pleased to offer the public access to our most recent Audited Financial Statements and Annual Reports.

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