Kimberley Yates (Grosso) has been a force for change in the food allergy community since 2009 when she first sought a cure for her daughter’s severe multiple food allergies. For a decade, Kimberley has worked to build and bring the allergy community together across the country. In 2009, she joined forces with Dr. Kari Nadeau to raise the resources necessary to transform the spark of an idea for a clinical trial into a world renowned food allergy research center. Thanks to her tireless efforts, today the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University stands as the first center of its kind, aiming not only to find better treatments for food allergy sufferers, but to discover underlying immune mechanisms against the diseases and develop a lasting cure.
As the Founder of Latitude Food Allergy Care, Kimberley is taking the progress made at Stanford and other institutions to create greater access to exceptional care, lifesaving treatments and long term support — providing real hope to save and change lives.
Kim previously served as a Special Advisor to the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research and continues to enable ongoing research, community engagement and patient advocacy. She is the Co-Chair of the FARE Board of National Ambassadors and is a Community Advisor for Alladapt Immunotherapeutics and Before Brands, Inc.– companies focused on food allergy intervention and prevention.
In her previous role as the Executive Director of WAVC (Western Association of Venture Capitalists), she had the opportunity to learn from and work with thought leaders from across the spectrum of business, finance, government and academics. Kim also has experience in sales at Pure Software, Interwoven, and other software manufacturers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Redlands. Kim’s journey and her work in the food allergy community have been highlighted in the New York Times Magazine, The Today Show, and ABC News.