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Lauren Carey, RDN

Nini Peterson, PhD
Co-Chair & IHEC Liaison


Lora Grabow, LMSW
Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, CLT
Nina Boulard, PhD

Lori Nevins, LCSW
Andrea Rigby, PsyD
Lindsay Pasdera, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, CDE

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Karen Loerzel


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
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