Maria Acebal - Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
Summary: Join Elizabeth for a special one hour show with Maria Acebal. Maria joined FAAN in November 2009 as the Vice President of Research and General Counsel. In June 2011 she became FAAN’s Chief Executive Offer and is now responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of FAAN. Maria holds a B.A. in mathematics from Duke University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She has a personal connection to food allergies, as one of her children has a peanut allergy. Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN™) is the world leader in information, resources, and programs for food allergy, a potentially life-threatening medical condition that afflicts as many as 15 million Americans including almost 6 million children. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has approximately 22,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 58 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials. To become a member or for more information, please visit FAAN at www.foodallergy.org.