Doris Smeltzer

Doris Smeltzer, an educator for nearly 20 years, was thrust into the world of eating disorders through Andrea, her 19-year-old daughter, who died of bulimia in June 1999. Gaining insight and information from extensive personal research and various experts in the field, Doris and her husband, Tom, have keynoted at numerous conferences and presented at universities and organizations internationally. As the first parents invited to present before a congressional briefing on eating disorders in Washington, DC, their story has now been told in the headlines of periodicals and in radio and television spots from New York to California. Their web site,, averages over a thousand hits a day from 29 countries.

Doris was named Napa County’s “Community Hero” in 2002, received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in February 2006 and is the co-founder of the not-for-profit disordered eating organization, Andrea’s Voice Foundation. When not educating on disordered eating and providing training on bully prevention and character education, she is happy to garden and work on projects with Tom in their Napa, California home which they share with their cats and llamas. Doris especially enjoys spending time with her daughter Jocelyn, son-in-law, Tracy and dancing with her 14-month old grandson, Fischer Lynn.

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