About Betsy

Betsy Brenner is a high school tennis coach, bereavement group facilitator and a retired hospital attorney. For many years, she worked as a hospice volunteer and speaker on grief and loss.  

More recently, Betsy has been an eating disorder recovery speaker, peer support mentor, and support group co-leader.  Her recovery story has been shared widely on many eating disorders blogs and websites.  Betsy is excited about the May 2021 release of her memoir, The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Mid-Life.

Betsy was a nationally ranked junior tennis player, played division one college tennis, and still plays competitively. In her free time, Betsy collects sea glass and inspirational quotes. 

Betsy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brown University in 1985 and her Juris Doctorate from American University Law School in 1990. She was a hospital attorney for over a decade before leaving the practice of law to focus on raising her children and meaningful volunteer activities.

Originally from Rochester, New York, she and her husband Jeff have resided in Barrington, Rhode Island for 30 years and are the proud parents of three grown children.

“Owning our stories and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” 

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
Research Professor, University of Houston