Kathleen Yabroudy, Executive Director
Kathleen joined the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee as executive director in April 2013 after three and a half years at Ernst & Young in McLean, Virginia. She worked as both staff and senior auditor, managing the day-to-day operations of two SEC audit engagements. Kathleen was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee where she was actively involved with the youth program at First Presbyterian Church as well as class leadership and athletics at the Harpeth Hall School.
Kathleen is thrilled to be joining the EDCT, as the organization has had a significant impact on her family through the recovery of her own eating disorder as well as her sister's.
She previously attended Washington and Lee University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Subsequently, she earned a Masters of Accounting at the University of Virginia.
Courtney Cuden, Director of Programs & Events
Courtney was introduced to the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee in 2005 during her recovery from an eating disorder. She has been involved (and in love) with the coalition ever since. She co-chaired Fashion for EveryBODY in 2005 and 2006 and created what the fundraiser is today. Courtney was the keynote speaker for Evening of Song and Story in 2009, has served on the EDCT Membership Committee and is also active with the EDCT Speaker's Bureau.
Courtney has been a part of the Nashville music industry since 1999, working with record labels such as Sony Records and DreamWorks Records and with artists such as Toby Keith, Jessica Andrews, Daryl Worley, Mary Chapin Carpenter, LeAnn Rimes and Lyle Lovett. Courtney has also worked with numerous Nashville industry and media outlets including Gibson Guitar, The Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Her Magazine, CMA, CMT, MTV, GAC, ABC, VH1 and The Grand Ole Opry.
Courtney became EDCT’s part-time Events & Outreach Coordinator in July 2010. She also works part-time for Pierce & Co, an interior design firm in Nashville, and will graduate with a Master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee in May 2012.
She previously attended the Univ. of Georgia for three years and graduated from Belmont University in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Music Degree. She is originally from Atlanta, Ga., and lives in East Nashville with her husband, Frank.
Lauran Crawford, Marketing, Volunteer & Office Manager
Lauran joined the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee in September 2013 as the Marketing, Volunteer and Office Manager. Lauran is a proud alumna of the University of Tennessee as well as the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Master of Mass Communication degree in Integrated Marketing Communication, respectively.
Having previously worked in marketing with several nonprofit organizations, Lauran is excited to be part of the EDCT team and enjoys using her skills and experience to help others overcome hardship.
Originally from Minnesota, Lauran slowly made her way down South, starting with a move to St. Louis, MO, followed by a move to Hilton Head Island, SC, where she attended high school.