Gisele, co-founder of the Foundation, is passionate about nutritional therapy research as well as educational information for patients and physicians.
Gisele graduated from Babson College with a Bachelors degree in accounting and MIS. Later she obtained her Masters in Social Work from Boston College with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning, Policy and Advocacy.
She has seeing first hand the effects Inflammatory Bowel Disease has on patient as her husband Mark was diagnosed when he was 19. In addition, both of their kids are diagnosed with Crohn’s. Jack was diagnosed in 2010 and Kristina in 2012.
Gisele is also a parent advocate and serves in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) – GI Care for Kids IBD Family Advisory Board. She represents CHOA-GI Care for Kids in the national network, Improve Care Now (ICN) where she serves on the research committee of the Parent Working Group of ICN.