AKEDA provides help and inspires hope by engaging our diverse communities in education, advocacy and support for Alaskans affected by eating disorders.
If you need help now call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Meet The Board
Co-Founder and Board Chair
Beth Rose, MPA
Beth Rose is a life-long Alaskan who brings more than 30 years of non-profit management, fund development, public relations, finance skills and strategic planning skills to this organization. She is passionate about her work with AKEDA and its outreach to partners around the state to improve awareness of eating disorders, support for individuals and families, and access to evidence-based treatment. Beth is an active member of the Collaborative for Eating Disorders Organizations, and is involved with the national advocacy group Eating Disorders Coalition. Her career prior to co-founding AKEDA included serving as the Alaska Community Foundation Vice President of Philanthropy and Communications and the UAA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development. In addition to serving on the board, Beth is an avid photographer.
Co-Founder and Board Vice Chair
Jenny Loudon, MPA
Jenny Loudon is a health policy and management consultant with over 20 years of experience with Alaskan non-profits working to improve services through grant writing, data analysis and reporting, budget development and monitoring, project management, and group facilitation. She brings significant training and experience in public health policy and management and has an MPA from the University of Washington with a focus on health policy and management. Jenny is an active member of the Collaborative for Eating Disorders Organizations and is involved with the national advocacy group Eating Disorders Coalition and the international Academy for Eating Disorders.
Evelyn Abello, LPC
Evelyn Abello is a 45-year resident of Alaska. An educator in the Philippines, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1976 and immediately started a second career in civil rights enforcement at the Alaska State Human Rights Commission. She retired as Investigations Director for that agency in 2006 to attend graduate school at Alaska Pacific University, earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and embarked on a third career as a clinical therapist for Southcentral Foundation's Dena A Coy Program, a residential treatment program for women with substance addictions and emotional and psychological disorders. She retired from this position in 2019 but maintains her professional counselor license. Evelyn runs AKEDA’s Family and Friends Support Group.
Jana Smith is the Regional Vice President, Alaska for Parker Smith & Feek. Jana is a specialist in the areas of healthcare, energy, native corporations, and government contracting. Jana is an innovative professional, having been instrumental in the creation and implementation of worldwide property and casualty insurance programs. Additionally, on behalf of clients, she has negotiated reinsurance and excess placements for self-insured programs. Jana is actively involved in her community and in serves on several other boards including Junior Achievement of Alaska as well as The Providence Foundation.
Grace Schumacher, RD, CEDRD
Grace Schumacher is a graduate of the University of Alaska’s dietetics program and works as a behavioral health dietitian in nutrition therapy for eating disorders, having completed requirements for a board-certified specialty in eating disorders nutrition. She is Alaska’s first board certified eating disorder professional, having achieved the Certified Eating Disorders, Registered Dietitian designation. She is currently completing a doctorate program in Occupational Therapy. Grace is a passionate advocate for improving awareness and services for Alaskans with eating disorders. She is the founder of the Alaska chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), the first organization for professional education and networking for the specialty of eating disorders in the state.
Margaret Carlson Cosentino, DO
Dr. Margaret (Meg) Carlson Cosentino is a Family Practice Doctor with Southcentral Foundation. Meg has lived and practiced in the state of Alaska since 2015, after graduating from Midwestern University with her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in 2012. She is a board certified family physician who has worked within the Alaska Native tribal health system since 2015, first with Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks, and since 2018, with Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage. Meg has a long history of involvement with eating disorder associations. She participated in eating disorder support and awareness organizations while in college as well as during her years in medical school.
Keegan Carroll is a Wellness Coach in Juneau, Alaska. In that role, she provides services for those with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders, including those with eating disorders. In addition to her professional experience, Keegan has lived experience with an eating disorder and has served as a caregiver to a family member diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa at age ten. During that time, she experienced the difficulties associated with receiving accurate information and appropriate healthcare for this condition. Since then she has become an advocate for eating disorders awareness and legislation on the state and national level as a Super Advocate with the Eating Disorder Coalition (EDC).
Daniel Rohlf, MD
Dr. Daniel Rohlf is a board certified psychiatrist who works with patients at Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) in Fairbanks. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 20015 and completed both a General Psychiatry Residency and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2020. In addition to publications in medical journals and presentations for medical staff, he has completed an 11-month elective rotation in feeding and eating disorder assessment and treatment. He is currently a member of the Alaska Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association.
Enzina Marrari graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the Department of Fine Arts and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture with a Master’s of Arts degree in 2007. She currently oversees the Individual Artist Awards program as a Program Officer with the Rasmuson Foundation. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty professor at the University of Alaska. Enzina has over 15 years of experience working in a professional capacity with a variety of community organizations both as staff and as a Board Officer. In 2018, she was selected by the Alaska Journal of Commerce as a one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40.
Born and raised in Southern California, Peyton Mackie is a former Division I athlete at Arizona State University, where she graduated with three Bachelor's degrees in (1) Business Marketing and Sales, (2) Health & Wellness, and (3) Psychology. She is the Business Development Manager for Axle Eight Digital Marketing Agency, helping companies grow every day utilizing digital marketing strategies, personal relations, networking, and community engagement. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Peyton has participated in multiple eating disorder support and awareness organizations while in college, and is currently an active member of the Body Positive Facilitators Coalition of Southern California.
Caroline is a self-employed architect practicing in Anchorage, Alaska. A 21 year resident of Alaska, Caroline has invested a significant portion of her career working on healthcare facilities ranging from OR's to skilled nursing facilities. Raised partially in Canada and South Africa, her parents modelled the value of education and teaching. Caroline has lived experience with an eating disorder and sees the relationship between the effects of eating disorders and personal underachievement in academics, and is thus dedicated to broadening the accessibility of resources to students impacted by ED's. Caroline is an active hiker, and cyclist, as well as a haphazard gardener and proud dog mom.