Coach, Speaker, Author, Advocate
When Gina Clowes
discovered that her son had multiple food allergies, she underwent a
life-changing transformation. “Until a
food allergy becomes a part of one’s life, it is difficult to imagine how
something so innocent can be such a threat.”
go-getter by nature, she immediately began looking for resources to help her
cope with her child’s food allergies.
She started a local support group and began volunteering with national
non-profit groups. Gina soon built a
network of contacts ranging in interests from research to advocacy to
recipes. As she discovered new
information, Gina would email substitution recipes to those interested, coping
tips to others. Eventually she
streamlined her numerous lists into one network and created an online
newsletter. Combining her passion for
the subject with her business experience as a Director of Client Relations,
Gina founded AllergyMoms.com in 2006.
The AllergyMoms newsletter with over 10,000 subscribers
worldwide includes physician authored articles, interviews, parenting tips, and
allergy-friendly recipes, has been called
“an invaluable resource for those learning to live with food allergies.”
touch with the emotional aspects of food allergies in Gina wrote and published
the inspirational, best-selling allergy children’s book, “One
of the Gang: Nurturing the Souls of Children with Food Allergies”,
achieving a 5-star rating from Amazon.com.
Gina is a
monthly contributor at HealthCentral.com, and her advice and parenting tips have appeared in
numerous print, radio and television features including ABC World News and
People Magazine. She participated in
the food allergy documentary Sabrina’s Law along with Robert F.
Kennedy Jr. and other international advocates.
the Chairperson of the Food Allergy
Initiative’s Advocacy Steering Committee where she and her fellow committee
members work to build a strong nationwide presence for the food allergy
community with the ultimate goal of increased funding for food allergy
Gina most recently trained with “the best-known life coach in America,” New
York Times bestseller and Oprah Magazine columnist Martha Beck, PhD. Combining her
expertise in the food allergy world with her empathy, insight and humor, she
began formally coaching parents and caregivers in March 2010.
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