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Media Release June 07, 2018

Food Allergy Research & Education Names Lisa Gable Chief Executive Officer

Executive with Business, Government and Nonprofit Leadership Experience Selected to Lead National Food Allergy Organization

Executive with Business, Government and Nonprofit Leadership Experience Selected to Lead National Food Allergy Organization

McLEAN, Va. (June 7, 2018) – Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Gable as CEO effective June 11, 2018. Gable, a former U.S. Ambassador, Presidential advisor and corporate and nonprofit executive brings over 30 years of leadership experience to FARE, having worked at the highest levels across the public health, business, government, and military sectors.   

Lisa Gable has served four U.S. presidents and two governors, counseled Fortune 500 CEOs, and represented global public-private partnerships and nonprofits with an end goal of moving organizations to higher levels of performance. As the former President of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Gable created and led a coalition of food and beverage industry corporations and public health and government agencies resulting in the reduction of 6.4 trillion calories from the American diet.

“After launching an extensive search for the next CEO of FARE, we are thrilled to have selected a seasoned and dynamic leader who will build exponentially on our strong foundation,” said Janet Atwater, Chair of FARE’s Board of Directors. “Lisa has a breadth of experience and level of expertise that will enable FARE to significantly grow as an organization and dedicate more resources to life-changing research and essential programs that keep millions with food allergies safe.”

Gable previously served as a U.S. Commissioner General to the 2005 World Exposition in Japan, holding the personal rank of Ambassador, and as a United Nations Delegate. Most recently, Gable was a senior vice president of Global Public Policy at PepsiCo; she has also served on several nonprofit boards including as a National Trustee for the Boys and Girls Club of America and as a board member for Girl Scouts of the USA.

“The role that FARE has played in the lives of adults and families managing life-threatening food allergies has been critical, and the organization is poised to make an even more significant impact on behalf of millions affected by this disease,” Gable said. “I look forward to leading FARE’s next chapter and collaborating with stakeholders and partners to help solve this problem, which requires the country’s urgent attention.”

Gable succeeds Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., who announced his resignation in February and will remain engaged with FARE as a medical advisor.

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About FARE

FARE is the world’s leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Our 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. FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease. To learn more about FARE, visit our Living Teal™ YouTube channel, or www.foodallergy.org.

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