A fifth-generation Chicagoan who now calls Denver home, Jennifer has been involved with ASK since 2014 as a Volunteer and Member of the Board. She is thrilled to be ASK's first Executive Director. Jennifer's son Oliver (now 9) 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. Navigating food allergies is never easy, whether at home, traveling, at school or at friends' homes. Her goal is to help others expand their child's world, versus limit it.
Jennifer has worked in advertising and marketing for 15+ years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University's online Executive Program. In her spare time, she loves cooking and entertaining, is passionate about travel, enjoys catching up on the latest Netflix show, and relishes time spent with family and friends.
Haidi Demain, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Haidi Demain, Founder and Medical Director, founded Allergy Safe Kids (ASK) in 2012. She currently serves as President of the ASK Board of Directors. She has three children, two with life-threatening food allergies. After her daughter had an anaphylactic reaction to salmon, Dr. Demain started ASK to equip schools and teachers with life-saving educational resources.
Haidi grew up in Denver, Colorado. She received a Bachelors degree in Biology and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Following this, she attended the University of Colorado Medical School, completing her medical education and residency in Internal Medicine in 2007. Dr. Demain worked as a hospitalist and outpatient primary care physician in Denver prior to dedicating her career to food allergy safety in schools.
Dita Wohlauer, Consultant
Dita Wohlauer has been working with Allergy Safe Kids, Inc. since February 2016. She has two children, none of which have food allergies at this time; however, she has countless relatives, friends and neighbors who have children with food allergies.
Dita is from Denver, Colorado and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, School of Architecture. She has left the field of architecture to help small companies and non-profit organizations improve their operating and financial systems. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children.
Michelle Striker, Development & Marketing Consultant
Michelle joined Allergy Safe Kids in 2016 to help increase exposure and support of ASK’s important mission. Michelle has extensive marketing and fundraising experience in the nonprofit community and has worked to enrich diverse communities throughout the metro Denver area for the last 14 years. Michelle holds her Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, with a focus in non-profit management.
A Colorado native, Michelle has two young boys, one of whom has a tree nut allergy. In her spare time Michelle enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and traveling with her husband and kids.