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Our founders Dawn and John have grown frustrated with the lack of transparency in food as their families have battled a variety of food allergies and health concerns. Living with a food allergy is a life sentence that requires daily vigilance to stay safe and healthy. We know the burden you feel for yourself, child, or partner. We have spent hours driving from one grocery store to the next, after a long day of work, only to discover a handful of items our family can eat, and still worried about potential cross contamination or unfamiliar ingredients. 

For us, food shopping has become part puzzle and part game of chance. When we were unable to find any trusted resources to help us in our search for healthy and safe food, we decided to create it ourselves. AndiGrace is your champion, advocate and reliable go-to resource. We are here to challenge the status quo and make shopping simpler. You have enough on your plate, we want to make this part of your life a little easier.

 


Dawn Hilarczyk

For my family, food is more than simple nutrients - it is happiness! 

As a wife, mother, entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist, family chef and foodie, I juggle my many roles all while thinking about the next healthy meal for my family. 

My daughter is allergic to many fruits and vegetables, I have a lifelong journey with GI issues, and my husband has developed a gluten allergy, so our love for food has been transformed into a painful and persistent inconvenience. This frustration has fueled my desire to create disruption in the food industry, demand transparency and become an advocate for change! 

My passion is searching for unique products that align with the AndiGrace mission. My ambition is to create a better world for my children and their children’s children. My goal is to bring trust, awareness, and convenience back into food. Ultimately, food should nourish happiness, love and memories.

“Living with allergies is difficult enough without having to worrying about what you can eat!”

 


John De Marco

Engineer, entrepreneur, master of nothing with a boundless passion for family, friends, food, and fun. Breaking bread around a dinner table 3 times per day my Italian family meals were filled with pasta, bracciole, wine, and of course lots of bread. I love food. But when my daughter and two nieces began facing significant food allergies to wheat, potatoes and milk, a new passion became more clear, and I am committed to improving their lives and so many others.

Favorite food: Momma De Marco’s tomato sauce and pasta combo. Training for my first half-marathon in Nov 2020 (at age 48, yikes).

 


Maureen Mahlman

Mom, wife, basketballer, health nut, organizing savant, marketing whiz, gym rat, fanciful baker, creative, visual storyteller, and perpetually on the move to improve the world.

 


Mike Kline

Title-defying, efficiency expert. Nutrition facts and ingredient label obsessor. Whole30 attempter. Determined to not waste the sacrifices made by my parents and grandparents before me. Happiest on the beach with a good book, most frustrated when watching my Philadelphia Eagles. 

Favorite food: Cheez-its.

 


Allison Mezzafonte

Mom to two. Wife to one. Creative brain with a curious affinity for numbers. Obsessive multitasker. I help spread the word for a living. Trying to practice what I preach. 

Favorite foods: goldfish and red wine.  

 


Theodora Hahalis

Fresh business graduate. Young visionary. The voice of reason. Fitness fanatic. Obsessed with fashion and beauty. Proud to be part of a big fat Greek family. Happiest with my aperol spritz, sun-drenched, facing the Aegean. Will always go the extra mile for others. On track to keep America great.

 


Vicky Magana

Born and raised in El Salvador. Chef and mom. Allergic to corn. Love sports and k-dramas. When not working on investigating food allergies, I spend my time trying out new recipes, or tending the backyard with my daughter. 

Favorite teams: 49ers, Juventus, and Golden State Warriors.

Favorite food: chocolate (it’s a fruit, right?).

 


Chris Holland

Dad, husband, love everything gardening related, proud to be a numbers geek.

Top goals for 2020: eat kinda healthy, laugh more, spend less time on my phone. 

Favorite team: Flyers.

Favorite food: tacos.