President, Jill Berg
Wife and mother to Elizabeth, age 8 and Andrew, age 6. Jill's son Andrew suffers from Eosinophilic Esophagitis, as well as multiple food allergies including peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy and many more. Andrew suffered from many problems as an infant - fussiness, eczema, etc and doctors advised that his mother was just depressed. He was eventually diagnosed with a milk allergy at age 1, then peanut at age 18 months. Shorty after that, he began exhibiting symptoms inlcuding dysphagia and vomiting - that is when he was finally diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis and multiple food and pet/environmental allergies. Happily, Andrew's condition is under control, and it's Jill's hope that by sharing information and resources, she will be able to provide support to other families dealing with food allergies.
You can reach Jill by emailing her at: email@example.com.
Vice President, Jessica Youanes
Wife and mother to Joe 6 and Gabrielle 3. Joe has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, sesame and peaches. Joe also suffers from environmental allergies, asthma and eczema. Joe had his first reaction at 14 months after eating one bite of a 3 muskateers candy. Gabrielle has allergies to peanuts, eggs and whole milk. She also suffers from environmental allergies. Her food allergies were discovered after a back scratch test due to her having some tummy issues. Though she shows allergic to whole milk she had been eating foods with milk forever. Our allergist said it may be the milk she is drinking that was causing a problem so she has been on soy milk since with no problems. It is my hope that when they are older there will be a cure for Food Allergies but until then to educate others on the importance of understanding them.
You can reach Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are intested in volunteering your time to help plan and coordinate COFAF activities, please contact us today at email@example.com. We need people to help plan meetings, return phone calls to new members and help the newly diagnosed acclimate to life without certain foods, compile information and publish newsletters.