Prior to becoming a Professional Food Allergy Coach, Sandi worked in merchandising and product development for a women’s apparel catalog company. In 2000, she left the fashion world to stay at home and raise her children. As the mother of a child with life-threatening food allergies, she focused on keeping her son safe, and worked with her school district to make the schools safer for all students with food allergies. Sandi quickly became known as the town “Go to” for all things food allergy! As Sandi began helping and guiding friends, family and fellow food allergy parents, she realized she wanted to help even more people – people she did not know, people beyond her own circles.
In 2011, Sandi became a Certified Life and Food Allergy Coach through the Coach Training Alliance. She helps families and individuals with food allergies live a happy, safe and unrestricted life. Sandi offers emotional support and practical guidance to navigate life and manage all aspects of living confidently with food allergies.
She also has extensive experience working with schools and camps to raise awareness and education and make their environments safer for children with food allergies. Sandi spent 7 summers working in a day camp setting. Most recently as the Food Allergy Coordinator for a premier Westchester County day camp ensuring the safety of over 100 campers each day. Sandi has been an advocate and speaker at the Tri-State Camping Association annual conference.
Working with school districts, Sandi has developed and instituted food allergy protocols and procedures to minimize risks to food allergic children in schools. In addition, Sandi has written and created curriculum, educational and awareness programs distributed and utilized in schools.
She has been actively involved with FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) for several years as co-chair of the walker recruitment committee for the Food Allergy Walk in Westchester County. In 2016 and 2017, she served as the FARE Walk co-chair overseeing the entire event. Sandi has lobbied for food allergy bills and legislation at the New York State Capitol in Albany. She was co-chair of the 2016 FARE Westchester Community Grant Program and worked with New York State Senator Latimer to increase food allergy education and awareness in all Westchester County public elementary schools.
Sandi holds a B.A in sociology from Lehigh University. She currently lives in New York with her husband, son and daughter. When not talking food allergies, Sandi enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, working out, playing tennis and reading.