Suffolk County Chapter


Leader: kathleen connolly

Kathleen resides in Lake Grove and is the leader of the Project HEAL Suffolk Chapter.

Kathleen is earning a degree in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University.

As a Project HEAL Chapter Leader, Kathleen is dedicated to changing the way we speak about eating disorders, and mental illness in general, so we can meet our loved ones and ourselves with compassion and support.

She is passionate about mindfulness, literature, and self-care. 

Kathleen's favorite ice cream flavor is Birthday Cake.


Executive Board: Loryn Fouse

Loryn Fouse resides in Malone, New York and is the Social Media Manager of the Project HEAL- Suffolk County chapter. 

Loryn is earning a degree in psychology and political science from Stony Brook University. 

As a Project HEAL social media manager, Loryn is dedicated to posting content that helps spread awareness regarding mental health; specifically eating disorders. She also aims to promote positivity when it comes to self image. She hopes to use social media to create a community for those suffering and recovering from eating disorders, so that they are better able to understand and relate to others facing similar struggles. 

She is passionate about helping and understanding people, her family and friends, and traveling. 

Loryn’s favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip

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Executive Board: Amanda Ribeiro

Amanda Ribeiro resides in Melville, New York and is the Event Coordinador of the Project HEAL - Suffolk County Chapter.

Amanda is earning a degree in Philosophy and Business from Stony Brook University

As a Project HEAL Chapter Event Coordinator, Amanda is dedicated to building a network within the community, where we can work together and bring eating disorder awareness and education to local schools. 

She can often be found running in a state park, going to the beach in the summertime and spending time with her friends and family. 

Amanda’s favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road.