Meet the Team

Meet the passionate founders, directors, and volunteers at Eating Disorders Families Australia and learn why this eating disorders team is here to support you.

David Garvey


“My oldest daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa at the age of 14. It was a terribly traumatic time for my daughter and our young family.  

As the Chair of EDFA, David Garvey’s role is to support the Board and volunteers in running the programs provided…and to make a difference to the lives of parents & carers who desperately seek the help and support of EDFA.

Christine Naismith

Co-Founder, Director, Board Member, 

“My daughter became seriously ill with Anorexia Nervosa in 2013 and I personally experienced the isolation and desperation so many parents and carers experience. It was harrowing.

I realised there was a major gap in the system to support the carers of people with eating disorders. These parents and carers go through incredible mental stress and emotional fatigue, as well as physical exhaustion and financial challenges.”

Violeta Bozinovski

Co-founder, Director, Board Member

“I don’t want one more family to go through what we, and others, have gone through to get diagnosis, quality treatment and support for our loved ones. 

I want to ensure eating disorders are no longer a mystery in our society and that families feel connected, adequately supported and empowered to know how to identify and the best way to treat these horrific illnesses.

David Quilty

Director, Board Member

“I am a parent who has supported a child with an eating disorder.  My expertise is in government and stakeholder relations. I represent EDFA on the Eating Disorders Alliance Australia, working with other organisations like the Butterfly Foundation, and I also sit on the TBT-S Committee, working closely with EDFA’s volunteer strive facilitator in the ACT.”

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