Our why

Food allergies are complicated. Families are scared, confused, and overwhelmed. We are here to create a better, more supportive, and convenient health system–with your help. We provide the incredible services, you take control and raise empowered kids.

About us

Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with food allergies by providing the most thoughtful and comprehensive experience.

Food allergy triggers an extreme life change that is difficult to navigate, leading to fear, anxiety, and a feeling of complete overwhelm. Families need holistic, coordinated, personalized care to support them throughout their journey.

Backstop Health was built to provide the high-touch guidance that families navigating food allergies deserve. After interviewing over 3,000 people living with food allergies and providing personalized guidance to thousands of members who use our platform to manage care, we are more inspired than ever to support all people touched by food allergies, their families, and their caregivers.

Our Team

Brian Grasso
CEO & Co-Founder
Matt Bomes🥜
Product & Co-Founder
Jessica Sikora🥜
Community
Andrew Caplan🥜
Engineering
Justin Countiss🥜
Digital, Dad of three
Yechiel Engelhard, MD, MBA
Executive Chairman
🥜 *indicates lived food allergy experience

Clinical Advisors

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS

Dr. Phipatanakul is a Westonian Endowed Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Director, Clinical Research Center, Asthma, Allergy, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Immunology at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP🥜

Dr. Flais is a practicing pediatrician, mom of four, including twins, American Academy of Pediatrics parenting book author, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a food allergy parent.

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Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD🥜

Dr. McNeil-Haber is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years in mental health, and Founder of Brave Minds Psychological Services, LLC. She is the parent of children with food allergies, and works with children, adolescents, adults and families in individual, group, and family therapy.

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Our Investors

...and many other passionate families.

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