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Who We Are & What We Do

With Coastal Food Allergy Support (CoFAS) you can learn about food allergies and meet other people managing special diets and food allergy safety. We host educational meetings, play groups and other events so families in Hampton Roads can connect with one another. 

     CoFAS is a non-profit organization started in November 2007 by parents working through everyday life with food allergies. Along with our Medical Advisor, Dr. Angela Hogan, we provide educational support to the community and networking for our members; we look for ways to help principals, teachers and nurses prepare for food allergy safety at school. Our group includes families with children of all ages, medical providers, school nurses, teachers, dietitians, and other professionals.

     We offer an open invitation to anyone interested in receiving or sharing information about living an active life with food allergies. Our group believes that with the right plan and support, children with food allergies can do anything!

     CoFAS offers opportunities to learn about food allergies and meet other people managing special diets and food allergy safety.

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Coastal Food Allergy Support (CoFAS) is managed by a group of volunteers, both medical and non-medical, who help others connect and learn about food allergies.

Angela Hogan, MD
Medical Advisor / Co-Founder 
Charity Luiskutty, PA-C
Physician’s Assistant
Young adult daughter, college age son, and teenage son all with multiple food allergies, asthma, and eczema

Lucy Gibney, MD
Vice President / Co-Founder
Emergency physician and former food manufacturer
Twenty-something son with multiple food allergies

Rachel Hartmann, BSN, RN

RN Clinical Educator

Teen son with asthma and multiple food allergies 

Liz Koman, PhD
I/O Psychologist and University Faculty Member
Teenagers with food allergies, eczema, and asthma

Holly Krukowski, RN, FNP-C
Nurse Practioner, Nurse, former EMT
School-age child who outgrew multiple food allergies

Lindsey Moore, MD
Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist
Cydney Robinson, RN
Pediatric Allergy Nurse
Twenty-something daughter with multiple food allergies

Lauren Smith, MD
Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist
Lori Winslow
Teen son with peanut and tree nut allergies and asthma

Victoria Riddle
Marketing Coordinator
Four-year-old son with multiple food allergies and eczema


Coastal Food Allergy Support (CoFAS) is a volunteer support group of parents and other members of the community sharing practical information. CoFAS is not a professional or medical organization. Material on this site is for informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical care. 
Information found on this website or offered otherwise by CoFAS is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. The discussions, handouts, speakers, agendas, and other material provided by our support group do not constitute medical and/or legal advice and should not relied upon as such.  Our website provides information about products and resources including links to other websites that may be of interest to people managing food allergies. References to specific places, products, services or organizations do not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by CoFAS.  Please consult your physician for specific medical or nutritional advice and use your own judgment regarding any information you receive from the internet. 

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