Tinsley Meloy is a celiac and knows first hand how difficult living gluten-free can be. Diagnosed in May of 2008 she had a rollercoaster ride of learing to adapt to the gluten-free life. You can read more about Tinsley's road to diagnosis here. After spending so many years so sick without any form of diagnosis she set out to help people not have to go what she went through and founded Celiebo, a gluten-free restuarant certification brand, that establishes restuarants as safe dining establishments for the gluten-free community.
Tinsley is running the New York City Maration on November 4th, 2012 for Team Gluten-Free. She is raising money for Celiac Summer Camperships. A campership provides financial assistance to children attending Celiac Friendly Summer Camps. Her goal in providing advocacy to the gluten-free community is to make people feel normal. Providing these Camperships gives kids an opportunity to spend a summer away feeling completely normal and the last thing they think about is being gluten-free. Also, running has made Tinsley realize just how grateful she is for her diagnosis and showed her what she CAN do now that she never could before she was diagnosed.
When she is not working from her base in New York City, Meloy travels around the country attending conferences and conventions to learn about the latest research in the field. She devotes charitable time, through Celiebo™, to raise money for celiac disease & gluten intolerance research. She is a member of The Gluten Intolerance Group, The Celiac Disease Foundation, The Celiac Sprue Association, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and a follower of The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, as well as the Gluten-Free Reporter for the New York Examiner and an active member of The New York Junior League. Meloy graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University where she majored in Human & Organizational Development with a focus in consulting.
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