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.

Dr. Josee Jerry

“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

Board of Directors

Kelly Gosselin, BACo

PRESIDENT

Dana Levin, PhD

VICE-PRESIDENT

Chelsea Rodrigues MA, CPGC

SECRETARY

Anna Levonyan, CPA, CMA, EA

TREASURER

Kerri Zold, MBA, CHRL

DIRECTOR

Rita Azar, CPA CGA

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 MANAGER

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

CLINICAL INTAKE SPECIALIST

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…

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

CLINICAL THERAPIST

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…

Erin Flannery

CLINICAL THERAPIST

A Windsor native, I graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Biological Sciences and Psychology. After moving on to receive a Masters…

Jade Piper

CLINICAL THERAPIST

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….

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…

Stephani Fenkanyn

HEALTH PROMOTION 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

HEALTH PROMOTION 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…

Patrick Kelly

COMMUNICATIONS AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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

Chandima Weeratunga

ACCOUNTANT

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

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

SUPERVISING PSYCHOLOGIST

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

MEDICAL CONSULTANT

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

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