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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
Executive Volunteer

Vice Chair
David H. Cohen
DHC Enterprises Inc.

Linnie Cook
Chief Advocacy Officer
The Cook Organization

Aimee Corso
Senior Vice President, Healthcare 
Waggener Edstrom Communications

Denise L. Devine
CEO & President
Froose Brands, LLC

Alan M. Ehrlich, MD
Executive Deputy Director
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

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

Eugene Kemp
Fidato Partners

Gregg Melinson
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Hewlett-Packard Company

R. Bennett Muskin
Managing Director
Sagebrook Partners, LLC

Barbara Weir Powers

Marketing Manager
Powers Equipment Company

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

Wendi L. Wasik

Founder & CEO
Wasik Consulting, LLC

David S. Yadgaroff
Senior Vice President/Market Manager
CBS Radio Philadelphia

Vittoria Zaslavsky
Senior Vice President
Commercial Relationship Manager
Susquehanna Bank

Board of Directors - Emeritus

Joseph F. Coradino
PREIT Services, LLC

Bill Green
Managing Partner
WSG Partners, LLC

Ed Snider

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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
Rachel Begun Food and Nutrition Solutions

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
Vice President
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
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)

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
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
Away to Donate

Veenita B. Bleznak, Esq.

Stephen Bouikidis
Executive Vice President
NetReach Techonologies

Laura Carlsmith
Licensing, Audience Development Director, Retired
The EatingWell Media Group

John M. Coogan, Jr.

Michael Danke
Manager-Pricing Systems
Academy Sports + Outdoors

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

Linda Holliday
Founder & CEO

Jaime C. Klein
Founder and President
Inspire Human Resources

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

Chris Mycek
Chief Customer Officer
Cadient Group

Michael S. Savett, Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP

Jordana Schneider

Tim Schofield
Associate Director
Oncology Marketing
bioTheranostics, Inc.

Roberta Snow
Professor of Management, Retired
West Chester University

Margaret Fearey Walsh
Changing-Places, Inc.

Martin J. Weis, Esq.
Dilworth Paxson LLP

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