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Board of Directors

Alice Bast
President & CEO
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)

Tina Battistoni-Paul
Marketing Manager
Rich Products Corporation

Gerald Bertiger, MD
Hillmont GI, PC

Dorothy Binswanger
Senior Communications Specialist
Jacobson Strategic Communications

Vice Chair
David H. Cohen
President
DHC Enterprises Inc.

Treasurer
Denise L. Devine
CEO & President
Froose Brands, LLC

Joseph H. Jacovini, Esq.
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Dilworth Paxson, LLP

Secretary
Barbara Weir Powers

Marketing Manager
Powers Equipment Company

Co-Chair
Jay Silverstein

CEO
Jabberwocky Games, LLC

Eileen A. Spampata, RDH
Clinical Supervisor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Associates

Co-Chair
Wendi L. Wasik

Founder & CEO
Wasik Consulting, LLC

David S. Yadgaroff
Vice President & General Sales Manager
KYW Newsradio 1060

Vittoria Zaslavsky
Senior Vice President
Commercial Relationship Manager
Susquehanna Bank

Board of Directors - Emeritus

Joseph F. Coradino
CEO
PREIT Services, LLC

Bill Green
Managing Partner
WSG Partners, LLC

Ed Snider
Chairman
Comcast-Spectacor

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Scientific/Medical Advisory Council

Rita Balice-Gordon, PhD
Vice President & Head, Integrative Neuroscience and Circuitry
Pfizer, Inc

Rachel Begun, MS, RDN, CDN
Principal
Rachel Begun Nutrition Communications

Keith Berkowitz, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Center for Balanced Health

Craig J. Brown, MD, FACS
Optometrist, Founding Partner
The Eye Center

Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Medicine and Director of Research
Division of Gastroenterology
UC San Diego, School of Medicine

Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Nancy Patin Falini, MA, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian, Private Practice (Celiac)
Consultant/Author/Lecturer

Alessio Fasano, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Director, Center for Celiac Research
Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Paolo Fortina, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Medical Oncology
Director, Cancer Genomics Laboratory
Thomas Jefferson University

Marla J. Gold, MD
Professor, Health Management and Policy
Drexel University School of Public Health

Gary M. Gray, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Director, Celiac Management Clinic
Stanford University Medical Center 

Edward J. Hoffenberg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Donald D. Kasarda, PhD
Collaborator, Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ciaran P. Kelly, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Blumgart Firm
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS
Director of Research
The Celiac Center at BIDMC
Director of Quality Assurance
Division of Gastroenterology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Robert H. Lerman, MD, PhD
Functional Medicine Research Center
MetaProteomics, Inc. 

Ted Malahias, DDS
Dental Consultant
Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Robert A. Mangione, EdD, RPh
Dean and Professor
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Provost
St. John's University

Ramasamy Manikam, PhD
Director, Center for Feeding Disorders
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children

Stanton B. Miller, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor 
Jefferson School of Population Health
Assistant Professor
Director, LIMR Center for Public Health Research
Lankenau Institute of Medical Research

Gerard E. Mullin, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital 

te Professor of Medicine  assProfessor of Medicine
  Professor of Medicine
Joseph A. Murray, MD
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Michelle Pietzak, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
USC Keck School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Ludvig M. Sollid, MD
Professor of Medicine
Rikshospitalet University Hospital

Warren Strober, MD
Section Chief, The Mucosal Immunity Section
National Institutes of Health

Ritu Verma, MD
Section Chief, Gastroenterology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

NIH Liaison

Stephen P. James, MD
Director, Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Program Advisors

Rita Balice-Gordon, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Joseph A. Murray, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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Business Advisory Council

Richard Binswanger
President/CEO
Away to Donate

 Veenita B. Bleznak, Esq.
Chief Compliance Officer
Vertical Screen, Inc

Stephen Bouikidis
Executive Vice President
NetReach Techonologies

Laura Carlsmith
Licensing, Audience Development Director
The EatingWell Media Group

John M. Coogan, Jr.
Partner
Duane Morris LLP

Michael Danke
Director
Expense Reduction Analysts

Louis J. Giuliano
Former Chairman
ITT Industries

J.C. Henry III
President & CEO
EP Henry Corporation

Linda Holliday
Founder & CEO
Semi-Linear, Inc.

Pamela J. Kania, MS
Healthcare Advisor
Women's Health

Jaime C. Klein
Founder and President
Inspire Human Resources

Jody Levy
President
The Advantage Partnership, LLC

Richard J. Mandel, MD
President
Center for Advanced Orthopaedics, PC 

Chris Mycek
Chief Customer Officer
Cadient Group

Michael S. Savett, Esq.
Partner 
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton

Jordana Schneider
Aerogroup, International, Inc.
Aerosoles

Tim Schofield
Associate Director
Oncology Marketing
bioTheranostics, Inc.

Roberta Snow
Chair and Professor, Management Department
West Chester University

Margaret Fearey Walsh
President
Changing-Places, Inc.

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