Adele Fosser grew up on a farm near Glenwood, Minnesota, with 4 brothers. Her family is 100 % Norwegian background. She graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota with an Elementary Education degree.
Christopher has worked in the criminal justice and education fields for over 20 years. Currently, he is an Assets Protection Executive Lead for Target in Seattle, WA. Previously, he was a law enforcement officer for the City of Tampa, where he worked in various specialty areas such as field training, gang interdiction, and community policing.
Eric Zitaner is Director, Product Management, Benchmarking powered by the ADP® DataCloud for ADP, LLC. Previously he was a Senior Consultant and Global Leader, Product Development and Innovation at Towers Watson Data Services. Eric has over 40 years of experience in technology, innovation, data and benchmarking, and has advised clients in the Energy Services, High Tech, Financial Services, Media, Retail and Wholesale industries.
Gary Gracia is a native of Montclair, New Jersey. He studied Computer Science at William Paterson University and proceeded to work in a Help Desk and Field System Engineer environment. Seeking advancement and new opportunities, he moved to Alexandria, Virginia to work at the United States Patent office to work as a Patent Examiner. In his free time, Gary plays the bass and occasionally the piano at his local church.
Kim Kelly, MS RD, has been gluten-free since 2001 after discovering she had been living with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Her personal interest in bringing more awareness to gluten sensitivity and celiac disease led her to GIG in 2008 and she has been volunteering ever since. As a registered dietician in private practice, Kim specializes in integrative and functional nutrition.
Native Nashvillian. Graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Taught over thirty years on the primary level in elementary schools, both private and public, in Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia. Founded the local support group, GIG of Richmond, in 2003, and has served as Branch Manager since that date. Served on the national Board of Trustees since 2005 as Secretary.
Megan is the founder of InterimCMO and is an active mentor and advisor to several technology startups. She splits her time between San Francisco and New York City today, and holds an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Mike is a finance executive with an MBA from Northwestern University. In 1994 he was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and has lived gluten-free ever since. The efforts of the Gluten Intolerance Group have made living as a celiac increasingly less difficult over the past two decades.
Niraj Jetly is a nationally recognized business leader and digital strategist with strong background in technology, and has nearly 20 years of experience working in the industry. He has designed award winning products for several corporations across the country. Currently he is serving as Chief Operating Officer and CIO of NutriSavings and board member of WWCMA (Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts).
After a Ph.D. in Particle Physics and 10 years at the University of Geneva studying the creation of the Universe, Patrick spent the next decade driving business insights at eBay and Motorola Mobility. He is married with two kids (one with gluten intolerance) and enjoys his town of Sarasota, FL, where he created Deglon Consulting to help companies transition to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Graduate of LAC/USC School Of Nursing. Worked as an Acute Care Nurse before moving onto Director of Nursing and Administration in home health care. She continues to volunteer her time in the gluten-free community and is proud to be serving on the Board of GIG.