FAACT CEO Honored as VIP Woman of the Year
For Immediate Release
September 1, 2015
Eleanor Garrow-Holding Inducted into NAPW's VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle
Honored for her Commitment to the Healthcare and Nonprofit Industries
Garden City, NY -- The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored Eleanor Garrow-Holding as a 2015-2016 VIP Woman of the Year. The group recognized Ms. Garrow-Holding with this prestigious distinction for her leadership in the healthcare and nonprofit industries. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 local chapters, NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.
“I’m pleased to welcome Eleanor Garrow-Holding into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her selfless work and personal courage is helping and inspiring thousands of people diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies and their families.”
Like any mother, Eleanor Garrow-Holding’s priority is to make sure her child is safe and healthy. Her son, Thomas, suffers from life-threatening allergies to tree nuts, peanut, wheat, and sesame as well as eosinophilic esophagitis triggered by milk and wheat, asthma, and environmental allergies. For 11 years, she has worked, educated, and advocated for the food allergy community.
Ms. Garrow-Holding is the President and CEO of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), where she and the FAACT Leadership Team provide the education, advocacy and awareness needed for the food allergy community. Ms. Garrow-Holding provides leadership, development, and implementation for all of FAACT’s initiatives and programs, including Camp TAG (The Allergy Gang) – a summer camp for children with food allergies and their siblings that she founded in 2009.
Ms. Garrow-Holding obtained a Bachelor of Healthcare Administration degree from Lewis University and worked in hospital management in Chicago for 15 years before taking her experience to nonprofits and founding FAACT. She serves on the National Food Allergy Management & Education Advisory Board, the National Peanut Board’s Allergy Education Advisory Council, Sea World’s Allergy Resource Team, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials Food Allergen Control committee.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.
Eleanor Garrow-Holding, President & CEO
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team
513-342-1293 / Eleanor.Garrow@FoodAllergyAwareness.org