Food Allergy Research & Education Welcomes Joseph Ianniello to Board of Directors

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) announced today that Joseph Ianniello, chief operating officer for CBS Corporation, has been elected to its Board of Directors. FARE is the leading national nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergy.

Ianniello oversees all financial operations of CBS Corporation, a mass media company that owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content. He previously served as the company’s chief financial officer, senior vice president, chief development officer and treasurer.

“I am so pleased to welcome Joe to FARE’s Board of Directors. He shares our passionate commitment to our mission of finding a cure for food allergies, and to keeping individuals with food allergies safe and included,” said Todd J. Slotkin, chairman of FARE’s Board of Directors. “I look forward to working with Joe and with all of FARE’s dedicated board members and staff to continue to pursue critical advances in research and in improving quality of life for individuals and families with food allergies.”  

FARE’s Board of Directors is comprised almost entirely of food allergy parents and grandparents who bring a broad range of expertise to guiding FARE in its mission and work. Ianniello is the father of two children with food allergies. Ianniello also serves on the board of the charitable organization New Alternatives for Children. 

“FARE has been an invaluable resource for hundreds of thousands of families across the United States, including mine,” Ianniello said. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members as FARE continues to make a difference in the lives of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.” 

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About FARE

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergyFacebookYouTube and Pinterest.