Eleanor Garrow-Holding is the Founder and CEO of FAACT. I first met Eleanor when she worked with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) as Vice President of Education and Outreach. From the very first moment I met her, I felt an immediate connection. She was so warm and probably the most supportive and encouraging person I have ever met. I was new to the world of food allergies and she welcomed me to the food allergy community with open arms. After this first encounter, we continued a friendship via email and Facebook and I am confident it will continue to grow in the years to come. You can read more about this fabulous lady here.
Thanita Glancy is FAACT's Director of Civil Rights Advocacy. My first meeting with her was at a FAAN Leader's Summit in Chicago, where she discussed 504 Plans in great detail. This lady is a warrior and knows her stuff when it comes to the food allergic and their civil rights. Her discussions helped me a great deal when it came to mapping out my son's 504 Plan for Kindergarten. I am truly thankful for her knowledge and her compassion. You can read more about Thanita here.
Karen Harris is the Vice President of Education and Outreach at FAACT. If you just talk to Karen for a couple minutes you will want to be her friend. She is such a kind and compassionate person and I am so grateful to be working alongside her. I first met Karen via Facebook and we immediately connected and I was honored to have the opportunity to meet her at a FARE Leader's Summit in Chicago, IL. Read more about Karen here.
Amelia Smith Murphee is General Council and Vice President of Civil Rights Advocacy at FAACT. I have not yet had the opportunity to meet Amelia face to face, but I am looking forward to meeting her soon. We have talked via Facebook and telephone and I am certainly glad to have this lady on our team. She understands food allergies and the rights of food allergic individuals. I can tell she is a very smart lady and has great knowledge regarding civil rights and advocacy. You can read more about Amelia here.
How can you not want to support and join this team of amazing food allergic moms and advocates? The FAACT team have so much planned for the future along with this year's Food Allergy Leadership Summits and Food Allergy Conferences in Anaheim, Atlanta, Denver and Philadelphia. I really love FACCT's main focus, which is education, advocacy and awareness. And most importantly a connection with people who truly understand what it is like to deal with food allergies on a day to day basis.
To learn more about FAACT and how you can become a FAACT Patron, please visit the website here.