As you have noticed, our friend Ritesh Patel also joined the board. But here's what you may not know...
Kids with Food Allergies (founded by Lynda Mitchell) merged with AAFA in 2013, and is now fully integrated as a division of AAFA. AAFA has more than 50 years of experience serving those with asthma and allergic diseases. The two organizations prior to the merger had similar values and goals, to improve the quality of life for those dealing with these diseases and still do today:
AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy, and research.
As I join the board, I am honored to be joining others in the food allergy community who you may know as well, including Heidi Bayer (board chair), Paul Antico (we all know him from Allergy Eats), and Dr. Dave Stukus. You can find the entire board leadership here.
And... I hope you are as thrilled as I am to see that Lynda Mitchell has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of AAFA and Melanie Carver has been promoted to VP of Community Services. So please congratulate them as well!!