Who We Are

Bringing People With Celiac Disease Together

Program Mission

The Seattle Children’s Celiac Program’s mission is to enable children and families with Celiac disease to lead empowered and healthy lives through support, knowledge, and resources.

  1. Help families with Celiac disease connect and share in the journey of being gluten-free.
  2. Raise awareness about Celiac disease in the community
  3. Be a resource for physicians and medical practitioners in the Pacific Northwest


SCH Clinical Program

Seattle Children’s Celiac clinical program is a multidisciplinary team that includes MD, APP, dietitians, nurse, social work, and laboratory medicine. They meet families in clinic, make the appropriate diagnosis, and partner with the patient and their family to help manage this life-long medical condition. Strict dietary restriction can have a profound impact on developing children, and their goal is to help patients and families learn to successfully manage and function with Celiac disease.

  • Dale Lee, MD, MSCE - Medical Director
  • Kyle Lewis, PA-C
  • Rachel Kay, MS, RDN, CD, CNSC
  • Amanda Saline, RD
  • Elena Ralph, MPH, RD, CD
  • Rachelle Foreman, RN
  • Joy Kawamura, Ph.D. (Psychology)
  • Cristina Pacheco, MD (Laboratory)
  • Jane Dickerson- Ph.D. (laboratory)
  • Maria Cervantes- Family Support Specialist

Celiac Youth Leadership Council

The Celiac Youth Leadership Council (CYLC) empowers youth to become more involved in the care and management of their Celiac disease and to provide a voice for all children and adolescents living with Celiac disease to improve their quality of life. The council is an applicant-selected program for individuals age 10-18 with celiac disease. CYLC is guided by the clinical program.


Advisory Board

The board consists of engaged volunteer parents, community members, and medical professionals to provide guidance to the Celiac Program. They help prioritize the needs of the diverse Celiac community, guide the growth and development and establish fiscal and fundraising goals to meet the needs of the Celiac Program.

  • Jerry Goldberg
  • Cole Hardman
  • Rachel Kay, MS, RDN, CD, CNSC
  • Jessica Ketcham, Ph.D.
  • Helene Law, ARNP, MSN
  • Dale Lee, MD, MSCE
  • Anne Moon
  • Katherine Peters, JD
  • Jenna Sommer-Smith
  • Kalin Tobin


Help support the Celiac Program to further expand, increase our ability to provide mental, physical, nutritional, emotional resources, and support the community through connection, research and advocacy. https://give.seattlechildrens.org/fundraiser/3079544


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