The mission of the Support Group committee is to promote the development of the concept of support groups in the care of bariatric surgical patient; identify the needs of support group leaders and develop strategies to meet these needs; identify, develop and distribute resources for support groups and support group leaders; and encourage the exchange of ideas and networking among support group leaders.


  • Support group leader manual-update, revision and completion
  • Support group leader/participant survey
  • Update the ASMBS Support Group Listing and Program Information


Paul Davidson, PhD


Francine Broder, Psy.D.


Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN, IH EC Liaison
Kellie Armstrong, RN, MS, CBN
Lauren Carey, RD
Lori S. Nevins, LCSW
Julie Parrott, MS, RD, CPT
Jeanne Sanders, RN, BSN, CBN

Reba Liddy Hernandez, ASMBS Staff Liaison