Who are we?
Mandi has been a practicing artist and High School Art Educator since 2004. She became driven to promote advocacy for kids living with Celiac Disease when her son was diagnosed in 2011.
Lydia is a graphic and interactive designer. She recently finished her master's degree focusing on web and interactive usability for youth where she worked closely with the National Museum of Play at the Strong for her final project. She was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008 and so far has been the only person in her family to test positive, although her parents try to maintain a gluten-free diet because it does make them feel better.
Andrea O'Keefe, M. Ed
Andrea is an elementary educator with a strong background of engaging youth in activities that promote self-advocacy and responsibility while providing them with opportunities to feel and be successful in all settings. Andrea was the first in her family to be diagnosed with Celiac in 2007.