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 provided without age restrictions and are supported by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network.

BANA is a proud member of the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network—one of 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) that have been established and launched in Ontario. The LHINs are community-based, non-profit organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to plan, fund and coordinate services. This partnership allows BANA to work closely with like-minded agencies across the province to develop best practices and ensure an effective continuum of care. Erie St. Clair LHIN services the regions of Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Windsor-Essex which includes over 650,000 people.

BANA is a proud member of the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network—one of 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) that have been established and launched in Ontario. The LHINs are community-based, non-profit organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to plan, fund and coordinate services. This partnership allows BANA to work closely with like-minded agencies across the province to develop best practices and ensure an effective continuum of care. Erie St. Clair LHIN services the regions of Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Windsor-Essex which includes over 650,000 people.

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

Sarah Woodruff, PhD

PRESIDENT

Dana Levin, PhD

VICE-PRESIDENT

Chelsea Rodrigues MA, CPGC

SECRETARY

Anna Levonyan, CPA, CMA, EA

TREASURER

Kelly Gosselin, BACo

DIRECTOR

Kerri Zold, MBA, CHRL

DIRECTOR

Rita Azar, CPA CGA

DIRECTOR

Jennifer Wardell

DIRECTOR

Our Local team. World Class Results

Luciana Rosu Sieza

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I have spent the majority of my life in Windsor- a community that is diverse and has so much to offer…

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…

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.

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 in Advertising/Business

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.

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…

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…

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 with people didn’t stop here. …

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

PSYCHOLOGIST CONSULTANT

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

MEDICAL CONSULTANT

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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