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Meet Our Team

The experienced team at EDFA is passionately driving the change for Australian families and carers impacted by an eating disorder.

Leadership Team

Jane Rowan

Executive Director

“Starting conversations, raising awareness, and advocating for better community understanding of what families and carers are experiencing with an eating disorder present in their lives is what drives me every day.”

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Alex Kisilevich

National Support and EDucation Manager

“I love being able to support carers, who are often forgotten, and yet so central to their loved one’s recovery.”

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Janine Soubachov

National Marketing and Communications Manager

“I am motivated to deliver the best possible support, education and advocacy for carers and family members who are impacted by an eating disorder, as they play an essential role in the recovery of their loved ones.”

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Chris Fowler

Fill The Gap Program Director

"While supporting people experiencing eating disorders over the past few years, I have seen the crucial role carers play in recovery. With EDFA, I am thrilled to be able to provide the education and support that carers deserve."

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Support

Alex Kisilevich

National Support and EDucation Manager

“I love being able to support carers, who are often forgotten, and yet so central to their loved one’s recovery.”

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Sallie Egglestone

EDucation Program Coordinator

“My journey with my daughter with an eating disorder came out of left field. I had to teach myself how to heal her and my family with few resources. What I learnt I felt I needed to share.”

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Nhi Nguyen

Administration Assistant/ Marketing and Communications Coordinator

“I’m really grateful to be advocating for carers, the resilient and indispensable foundation in the journey to healing for those with eating disorders”

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EDucation

Alex Kisilevich

National Support and EDucation Manager

“I love being able to support carers, who are often forgotten, and yet so central to their loved one’s recovery.”

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Merril Bohn

EDucation Volunteer

"Being a dietitian who has worked extensively in adolescent eating disorders in the past, I am passionate about education and seeing it as one of the key elements in upskilling carers to assist their loved ones towards recovery,"

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Sallie Egglestone

EDucation Program Coordinator

“My journey with my daughter with an eating disorder came out of left field. I had to teach myself how to heal her and my family with few resources. What I learnt I felt I needed to share.”

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Advocacy

Janine Soubachov

National Marketing and Communications Manager

“I am motivated to deliver the best possible support, education and advocacy for carers and family members who are impacted by an eating disorder, as they play an essential role in the recovery of their loved ones.”

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Nhi Nguyen

Administration Assistant/ Marketing and Communications Coordinator

“I’m really grateful to be advocating for carers, the resilient and indispensable foundation in the journey to healing for those with eating disorders”

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Fill The Gap Counselling

Chris Fowler

Fill The Gap Program Director

"While supporting people experiencing eating disorders over the past few years, I have seen the crucial role carers play in recovery. With EDFA, I am thrilled to be able to provide the education and support that carers deserve."

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Rowena Brookes

Fill the Gap Counsellor

"I understand first hand the key role families play in the treatment and care for someone with an eating disorder, as well as the impact on the family unit. I see it as a privilege to be able to support and care for families as they support their loved one"

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Angie Sloan

Fill the Gap Counsellor

"I understand first hand the profound emotional and psychological toll an eating disorder can take on families. My passion is to help other families navigate the challenging journey of guiding their loved ones toward a path of recovery."

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Alisha Mah

Fill the Gap Counsellor

"Having first hand experience, I grasp the vital importance of families and carers in the treatment and care of those struggling with eating disorders, and I know the ripple effects this can cause within the family structure. It's a genuine privilege for me to extend my support and care to families as they navigate supporting their cherished ones."

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Susan Donald

Fill the Gap Administration Assistant

"Life is full of challenges, yet together I believe we can support each other to make each day a little easier."

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Laura McCosker

Research and Evaluation Assistant

“I am passionate about using research to inform evidence-based best practice to support Australian families affected by eating disorders.”

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