Our E•A•T team is a group of dedicated people helping to advocate for food allergy research and raise funds for promising research.  As a new and growing organization, E•A•T will be comprised of leaders and functional experts so that we can bring a high performing organization to the fight against the food allergy epidemic.


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Our Team

Elise Bates Founder

Elise has twelve years of for-profit marketing and strategy consulting experience at Mainspring (now IBM), Digitas, and Monitor Company (now Deloitte). She spent the majority of her time with clients in the Retail Industry (Hallmark, Kraft Foods) and the Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices Industries (Boston Scientific, Merck, Pharmacia). After having her two children, Elise spent eight years on several local non-profit Boards, including President of the Fairfield Women’s Exchange. Further, she led the strategic planning process for Near & Far Aid as well as the Westport Library. Elise earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.