Katie Maki BSN, RN, aka “Mamabear”,  is the mother of 3 young adult children. Her middle daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa at the age of ten in the fall of 2010. She has been in full recovery for many years. Throughout the years of battling the eating disorder and beyond, Katie has been a very active peer mentor and advocate for families navigating an eating disorder diagnosis. She has been published multiple times in FEAST ( https://www.feast-ed.org/ ) as well as presented multiple educational sessions on eating disorders for both medical staff and school staff. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband of 28 years.