Meet Our Team

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Director

ELLEN BENNETT

Ellen is our fearless leader. With personal experience and professional training, she is the primary eating disorder presenter and Body Positive Trainer for KMB. Affiliated with the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center, Academy for Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Coalition, and National Eating Disorder Association, Ellen brings expertise, innovation, and compassion to the eating disorder community. 

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Co-Director

LUKE COSTANZA

Luke has been around since the beginning and KMB can't seem rid themselves of him. Luke advises the team from afar on strategic, management, and budget decisions.

Secretary and Treasurer

MEGAN BENNETT-SPEARS

Megan is committed to pushing KMB forward. A dedicated member and co-founder, she is a passionate ED advocate and manages KMBs business operations including budget, fundraising, program management, and strategy.

Marketing and Advertising

ANGELA SIMPSON

Angela helps plan and implement KMB's events and marketing initiatives. She is proud to be involved in the important and progressive work that KMB is doing. 

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Board Member

EMILY CHIARA

Our resident mental health expert, Emily is passionate about advocating for others and spreading awareness about mental health illness.  She has experienced the pain and the many unanswered questions one has after losing someone from an Eating Disorder and her hope through KMB is to provide more support and resources to those impacted by ED. One of her favorite initiatives is the pillow project; providing a little piece of comfort for those in inpatient settings battling ED.  

Board Member

KAYLEIGH REEDHEAD

Kayleigh is our newest board member after having served four years as a volunteer! She is a dedicated fundraiser, team member, and event supporter and is committed to the mission of KMB.

Product Manager

BRANDI SCALISE

Brandi has been a proud board member of KMB since it was founded in memory of her best friend, Katie, knowing firsthand how eating disorders affect individuals who have been diagnosed and their friends and family. She participates in board meetings and fundraising events because she strongly believes in KMB's cause and ability to bring change. 

Board Member

ANNE VANDERVEN

Anne has helped participate in our fundraisers and collaborations by raising awareness! Her favorite fundraiser is the 5K which we do every year, as a team we come together and not only raise money but raise awareness!

Board Member

FAITH WESTER

Faith has served as a board member since KMB's inception in 2013 and really enjoys running and participating in our annual 5K fundraiser. 

Volunteer

TRACEY SCALISE

Katie was always a huge part of the Scalise family and Tracey is proud to be involved in the pillow project for KMB donating pillows to people in treatment programs.

Volunteer

AMBER CONINE

Amber has been a fundraiser and volunteer since 2014, spreading body positivity and Eating Disorder awareness.

KMB for Answers

Email: kmbforanswers1@gmail.com
Location: Livonia, NY

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