Misty Meade Vice President Misty Meade is excited and honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Allergy Safe Kids. After a life changing event on April 11, 2011 when her 18 month old son had a life-threatening reaction to peanut butter, Misty found a new philanthropic passion in food allergy awareness, treatment and safety. A Virginia native, Misty earned a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech in 2000. Shortly after college she began a 9 year marketing career in for-profit education before leaving the corporate world to stay home with her first child. A year after moving to Denver in April 2004, Misty joined the Junior League of Denver and became a very active member serving as chair of three different committees. As committee chair in the JLD, she won two Committee of the Year awards and the President’s Circle award. After 8 years in the league, Misty has since become a sustaining member to focus on food allergy philanthropy. Misty also plays an active role in her Denver church serving on several committees and recently co-chaired a capital campaign that raised over $700,000. Misty, her husband, Chad, and two young children, Colton (4) and Katelyn (1) love the 300+ days of Colorado sunshine. Misty enjoys traveling, being active in Colton’s school and cheering on her favorite sports teams the Denver Broncos and Virginia Tech Hokies (in that order!)
Jamie Resnik Secretary A native of Michigan, Jamie has been dealing with allergies that change with the seasons, along with a fish allergy, all of her life. When she left home for college at Michigan State University, she learned how to manage her allergies on her own and has been interested in allergy causes and prevention ever since. After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism in 1996, she landed her first job at WXYZ-TV in Detroit as a newscast writer and producer. In 2000, Jamie moved to Chicago to work for the ABC Network as a traveling producer, where she covered many types of breaking news stories including a wildfire in Colorado where she met her husband and later relocated to in 2003. After working in public relations and the birth of her food-allergic son in 2007, Jamie now works as a freelance journalist and enjoys the daily triumphs and challenges of raising two preschool-aged children.
Ellen Goldberg-Butler Treasurer Ellen Goldberg - Butler is thrilled to join the Board of Directors for Allergy Safe Kids. Ellen earned her bachelors degree in social work from Indiana University and her masters degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She moved to Colorado with her husband and three children Soren (8), Hannah (6), and Tamar (6) from Chicago in March 2011. She has been in the field of major gift fundraising for the past 10 + years and hopes to use her skill set and experience to benefit ASK. Currently Ellen is the Director of Development for the University of Colorado Law School.
Ellen's son was diagnosed as having an allergy at the age of 8 years old. Since the diagnosis Ellen has been trying to gain as much knowledge and allergy awareness as possible. Serving on the Board of ASK is one impactful way to help and be involved in further educating others.
Arinn Makovsky Arinn is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years experience working in pediatrics and with children with special health care needs. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. In the past Arinn has worked as an acute care inpatient dietitian at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as in the area of outpatient weight management at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Currently, Arinn is a dietitian for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic. She has presented in the community and at multiple conferences to share her expertise, and she trains dietitians at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. In addition to her professional role, Arinn has served two terms on the Board of Trustees of Denver Academy of Torah, a K-12 Jewish Day School in metro Denver, and she serves on the Board of Directors of Ramah Outdoor Adventure, Camp Ramah in the Rockies, where she focuses her efforts on ensuring the nutritional adequacy of a healthy, sustainable, and eco-friendly diet for hundreds of campers and staff. Arinn has a personal interest in the area of food allergy as she has a child with life-threatening food allergies diagnosed in infancy and continuing to this day.
Jennifer Shaw A fifth generation Chicagoan who now calls Denver home, Jennifer has volunteered with Allergy Safe Kids since 2014. She is thrilled to join our Board of Directors. Her son Oliver (now 7) was diagnosed with food allergies before his first birthday. Since then, she has made food allergy awareness a priority with education being a critical element. Jennifer has a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked in advertising and marketing for 15-plus years managing brands across a variety of sectors. She is currently working towards a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University's online Executive Program, and is a freelance marketing professional. An avid traveler, she just returned from Iceland with her son where she had to learn how to navigate food allergies abroad. Jennifer feels it's never easy whether at home or away. Her goal is to help others expand their child's world, versus limit it.
Julia Stone Julia was introduced to the world of food allergies when her daughter was diagnosed at two years old with a severe peanut and tree nut allergy. Getting involved with and serving on the board of Allergy Safe Kids was a natural next step to help advocate for and educate others dealing with food allergies. Julia has a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed CPA. She spent 14+ years auditing non-profits and local governmental entities and now is the Chief Operating Officer of The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. In her free time, Julia and her husband, Colin, can be found at hockey rinks, swimming pools and other sporting venues cheering on their son and daughter.