CO-LEADER: COLLEEN MANN
Colleen Mann resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is the leader of the Project HEAL - Boston Chapter. Colleen is earning a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University. As a Project HEAL Chapter Leader, Colleen is dedicated to empowering the recovery community through speaking engagements, advocating for mental health reform in public policy, and tackling diet culture. She can often be found creating her own artwork via photography and video, snuggling with her cats, or going on joyful bike rides.
Colleen's favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.
CO-LEADER: AMANDA BRANCATO
Amanda Brancato resides in Boston and is the co-leader of the Project HEAL - Boston Chapter. Amanda is earning a degree in Public Relations and Psychology from Boston University. As a Project HEAL Chapter Leader, Amanda is dedicated to providing hope to those struggling; a full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. She can often be found cuddling with dogs, drinking coffee, or being outside.
Amanda’s favorite ice cream flavor is black raspberry chocolate chip.
Executive Board: brenna
Brenna resides in Rockland, MA and is an Ambassador for the Boston Chapter serving the South Shore area. Brenna is a Registered Medical Assistant at a Family Medicine Practice. Brenna also plans to finish her degree in Social Work and is starting to take core classes, but my favorite job is being a Mom to my beautiful, yet super sassy daughters Brooke & Cayleigh. As a Project HEAL Ambassador, Brenna is dedicated to promoting a HEALing environment where everyone on the South Shore can have access to all of the amazingness that Project HEAL Boston has to offer. She is passionate about her recovery and makes it a priority to share her battle with anorexia, bulimia, and depression as a teenager and young adult. Brenna knows that recovery is possible and wants to make sure that others struggling know that they are strong enough to fight their inner demons too. Brenna had a great support support system who took it upon themselves to learn and educate themselves on eating disorders and how to help her in recovery. Brenna feels extremely lucky that she was able to get the treatment that she deserved, which saved her life. She knows that no everyone is quite so lucky which is why she will go above and beyond to educate and speak out regarding eating disorders, mental health, and the stigma that surrounds these disorders. Brenna is a dancer by heart and you can find her dancing through life while doing her household chores and playing with her kids.
Brenna's favorite ice cream flavor is Mint chocolate chip.
Executive Board: Sage Feltus
Sage Feltus resides in Fitchburg Massachusetts and is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Project HEAL - Boston Chapter. Sage is earning a degree in Psychology from Stonehill College. As a Project HEAL Chapter Volunteer Coordinator, Sage is dedicated to keeping volunteers up to date on relevant chapter information, welcoming the newest members of the Boston chapter and collaborating with the other beautiful minds on the Boston e-board. She is passionate about unpacking diet culture in America and abroad, mindfulness and yoga as eating disorder intervention, and helping others find access to sustainable resources to help them accomplish full recovery.
Sage’s favorite ice cream flavor is black raspberry.
Executive Board: Ashlye Borden
Ashlye Borden resides in Buffalo, NY and is the Finance Manager of the Project HEAL - Boston Chapter. Ashlye is earning a PhD in counseling/school psychology from the University at Buffalo. As a Project HEAL Chapter Finance Manager, Ashlye is dedicated to spreading the message that full recovery from an eating disorder is both possible and worth it! She can often be found playing with her kitten, practicing yoga, or studying at her favorite coffee shop.
Ashlye’s favorite ice cream flavor is mint cookies and cream.
Executive Board: Olivia Eldredge
Olivia resides in Fenway and is the Social Media Manager of the Project HEAL - Boston Chapter. Olivia is earning a degree in Psychology with a concentration in health & counseling from Emmanuel College. As a Project HEAL Chapter Social Media Manager, Olivia is dedicated to helping facilitate open communication and awareness surrounding eating disorders while promoting body positivity, size diversity, and full recovery. She is passionate about research, eating disorder advocacy, and prevention efforts.
Olivia’s favorite ice cream flavor is Peach!