Beth Mayer, LICSW, has been in the eating disorders field for 30 years. She is nationally recognized for her work in the eating disorders field and has spoken at conferences around the country. Beth is currently the President of MEDA. Prior to becoming President, she served as Executive Director of MEDA. She was also a member of MEDA's Board of Directors for several years. Beth has been the Program Director of three community-based adolescent programs for Riverside Community Care, a nonprofit, healthcare and human services organization that delivers mental health, early intervention and substance abuse treatment services throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts. Beth also served as the Executive Director of Travelers Aid Society of Boston, an organization that works with vulnerable individuals and families to address their immediate housing and social service needs through outreach, direct service and advocacy. Beth has a private clinical practice and for 23 years has been providing individual, couples and family therapy with a focus on eating disorders, addictions, sexual abuse, clinical depression and multiple personality disorders. Beth has also served as an adjunct professor at Simmons College, Boston University, Boston College, Lesley University and Salem State College, supervising MSW and LMHC graduate student interns. Beth holds a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Quinnipiac University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Boston College.
Chairman of the Board, Aiden Winslow joined the Board of Directors at MEDA after playing many other roles within the organization including Assistant Director, Professional Member, tenant, and Co-Chair of the Annual Gala. Aiden is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who has been in private practice for 13 years with adolescents and adults specializing in eating disorders and body image issues. She graduated from Skidmore College with majors in Psychology and Dance and went on to pursue a Masters Degree at Lesley University. In addition to her private practice and association with MEDA, Aiden worked as an Administrative Coordinator and Clinician at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Along with the other Board Members and MEDA Staff, Aiden is passionate about the continued expansion of MEDA’s presence, mission and strength within the community. She feels even more dedicated to this work as she and her husband are currently raising their three daughters. It is her hope that with an increased awareness on prevention and education of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues, today’s girls will grow up feeling at home in their bodies.