Trudy Eagan, co-founder and inaugural president of the Board of Directors, was also co-chair of the Fundraising Committee and served on the Nominating Committee. Eagan spent 28 years in progressively senior positions with Sun Media Corporation. In 2001, she left the position of executive vice president and chief administrative officer to devote more time to her community interests. Prior to joining Sun Media in 1974, Eagan studied business administration at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia; then worked and traveled for four years in the Bahamas and Europe. She was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in 1999 from her alma mater and established two annual business scholarships there. Eagan is chair of the board of the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Foundation of the University Health Network. In 2002, Eagan was presented with YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award in Media. Eagan has most recently co-founded McDermott House, and is the organization’s chair of the Board of Directors.
Lynn Carpenter, co-founder of Sheena’s Place, is a former member of the Board of Directors and former treasurer. For several years, Lynn worked in increasingly senior positions at the Toronto Sun. Born and raised in British Columbia, Carpenter moved to Toronto in 1972 with her daughter, Sheena, after whom Sheena’s Place is named. Lynn is retired and lives in Toronto.
Jane Fenton, co-founder of Sheena’s Place, continues to speak publicly about eating disorders, drawing on her own 20-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia. While helping to establish Sheena’s Place, Jane worked with co-founders Trudy Eagan and Lynn Carpenter at the Toronto Sun. She was a member of both the Community Advisory Committee to the Eating Disorders Program at the Toronto Hospital and the Canadian Psychiatric Awareness Committee. In 1996, Jane earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Sonoma State University, San Francisco, California. Thereafter, with her partner Nigel, she worked and traveled extensively around Europe for three years. Fenton assisted in the adolescent psychology program at the Institute for American Universities in Aixen Provence, France. Fenton and her family currently live in Europe.