Beth Ayn Stansfield, M.Ed.
Beth Ayn Stansfield, M.Ed. brings a unique skill-set to her role as the National Family Advocate. She has worked with educators, students and families for over thirty-five years as an educator, behavioral specialist, counselor and administrator in the field of education. In addition, she served as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in their Department of Education.
While supporting her daughter through recovery, Beth Ayn began on-going training in the field of eating disorders and mental health first aid. Attending national conferences, completing certifications and receiving praise for her extensive knowledge of resources. Beth Ayn has accepted engagements: podcasts, radio, newspaper/periodical contributions, and in-person community events.
Beth Ayn is the Founder/Director of Stay Strong Virginia, 501(c) providing resources across the Commonwealth of Virginia. On a national level, Beth Ayn holds the title of National Family Advocate for the Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Centers. In addition, she serves as the Educational Chair for the Richmond International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Chapter and she serves on the Advisory Council's Friends Group for the Virginia Treatment Center for Children.