AAFA’s Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provide leadership and oversight to help us fulfill our mission. These volunteer board members donate their time and wisdom. We thank them for their valuable guidance and commitment to building a strong and effective organization.

AAFA Board Executive Committee

Richard Murray, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Spire Health 

Immediate Past Chair
Chair, Governance

Heidi Bayer

Chair, Finance and Treasurer
Calvin Anderson
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (retired)

Victoria Matese, JD
Foley & Lardner LLP

Dennis Cryer, MD, FAHA

Chair, Certification Program
Ritesh Patel
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Chair, Policy and Advocacy
Prue Fitzpatrick, MPH
Kaiser Permanente 

Chair, Medical Scientific Council
Mitchell Grayson, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Chair, Community Relations
Mary Ellen Conley, RN
Abington Public Schools (retired)

Chair, Development‚Äč
Lynn Hanessian

Chair, Audit
Vice Chair, Governance‚Äč

Colette Martin
Cookbook Author, Allergen-Free Baker

Chair, Ad hoc Strategy  
Monica E. Randall, PhD
Bridge2College Consulting
The College Food Allergy Consultants

AAFA Board Members

Phyllis Arthur
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Renuka Babu Brown
DOTS Technology Corp

Jodi Daniel, JD, MPH
Crowell & Moring LLP

James Flood, JD
Crowell & Moring, LLP

Meighan Girgus Vafa

Evalyn Grant, MD

Katherine Lai

Emmanuel M. Mahlis, MD
Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sarbjit (Romi) Saini, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lawrence Schwartz, MD, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Vice Chair, Finance
Chris Ward
Marizyme, Inc.

Vice Chair, Governance
Kelli Wood Cross
CROSS CONNECTION Executive Coaching and Consulting