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The Renfrew Center Foundation's Vice President Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

October 05, 2015

The Renfrew Center, celebrating its 30th Anniversary as the country's first residential eating disorder facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women, congratulates Judi Goldstein MSS, LSW on being presented with the The Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Conference.

Ms. Goldstein is a proud Founder of NEDA and recipient of the 2007 NEDA Volunteer of the Year award. She is Vice President of The Renfrew Center Foundation. Ms. Goldstein joined The Renfrew Center when it opened in 1985 and over the past 30 years, has held a number of clinical and administrative positions. As Chairperson of The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, she has been responsible for the development of the annual professional conference, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.

"This honor could not be received be bestowed upon a more deserving individual," said Samuel E. Menaged, JD, Founder and President of The Renfrew Center. "Judi's contributions over the years in educating professionals and helping patients and their families receive the treatment they so deserve, makes her an invaluable member to Renfrew and to the eating disorders field. As a friend and colleague, I could not be happier for Judi."

This honor is received by an individual for his or her contribution in the fight against eating disorders. Ms. Goldstein has been with The Renfrew Center since 1985 when it opened its doors in Philadelphia, Pa; serving first as Director of Admissions and later as Director of Marketing and Vice President of Professional Relations and Education. She has participated in the strategic growth and expansion of the organization, including the start-up of Renfrew's second residential campus, The Renfrew Center of Florida in Coconut Creek in 1990, and 14 additional sites across the country. Since 1994, Ms. Goldstein has been responsible for the development of The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference serving as Conference Chair.

Ms. Goldstein, in her acceptance speech, said, "Following in the footsteps of the previous recipients of this Lifetime Achievement Award – a group of friends and professionals whom I so admire and respect – is more of an honor than I can possibly begin to express. Thank you for this award. I will cherish it always."
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