GIG of Greater Dallas Support Group Officers

Branch Manager/President:
Sharon Barfield-Phillips
Guest Speakers  

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Sharon Barfield-Phillips


Jessica Millsap



Tiffany Siefkas


Lori Cannafax


Chef to Plate Advisor
Linda Fitzerman 



Group Mentor Program Advisor:
Rose Mary Simmons (interim chair - Open Position)
Guest Speakers 



101 Instructor
Betty Murray

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Richard Klein



Lone Star GIG KIDS Club:
Leader:  (Open Position)



Kids Camp Nurse
Cheryl Gainer



Chapter Physician Advisors: 
Digestive Health Associates of Texas, P.A.
John Secor MD

8220 Walnut Hill Lane
Suite 214 LB 101
Dallas Texas 75231
214-368-6707 Dallas, TX


Nutrition Advisors:
Faye Elahi is a gluten-sensitive nutritionist with over 18 years of experience in Celiac's diet and lifestyle. She offers a "free" gluten-free, casein-free starter pack to all new Celiac or Gluten sensitive patients worth $25.

6101 Windcom Court, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75093,  PH: 972-743-1425, 

Betty Murray, C.N., H.H.C. is a Certified Nutritionist, Health Counselor, author, public speaker and found of Living Well Health & Wellness Center, an integrative medical center in Dallas (   Mrs. Murray specializes in working with digestive disorders, autoimmunity and weight loss. For more information about food sensitivities and diet, read her new book Cleanse: Detox Your Body, Mind and Spirit (

Living Well Health & Wellness Center
14330 Midway Road, Building 1, Suite 121, Dallas, TX 75244 
972-930-0260     fax 972-559-3648

SUZANNE E. MACK M.D. – Functional Medicine doctor specializing in helping her patients regain health and reverse symptoms of fatigue.

               She is with
Living Well Health & Wellness Center
14330 Midway Rd., #121
Dallas, Texas 75X 75244
Office: 972-930-0260  Fax: 972-559-3648

North Texas Institute for Functional Medicine
4212 North Interstate 35,  Denton, Texas  76207
Phone: 940-591-8447   Fax: 940-484-5299

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Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist
Angela D. Coleman MS,RD,LD
Specializing in Celiac Spue/Gluten-free Diet
2414 Blue Holly Drive
Corinth, Texas 76210

Ron Overberg, PH.D, CCN, RD
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Registered Dietician
13517 far Hills Lane
Dallas, TX  75240-5531
972-239-1148     Fax  972-980-2361


Designer Health Concepts.
Dr. Tammy Pon, M.D. in Dallas, Texas works with patients to enhance their health through whole  food supplementation, nutraceuticals and homeopathy. She is a Functional Medicine Physician at Designer Health Concepts, P.A. in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Pon is a practicing physician for over 12 years, working with  patients of all ages. She was named Doctor of Medicine by the University of Texas Medical School/Houston and is Board Certified in Family  Medicine.

Her studies have been published in Plasmid and the American Academy of Family Physicians Home Study Self-Assessment Program. Plus, Dr. Pon  has lectured on topics such as the use of alternative medicine for  menopausal patients and the teaching of children to develop life-long  healthy eating habits.

Tammy Pon, MD,
2301 Ohio #110, Plano,TX 75093
972-992-0289  Fax: 972-798-0002


The Mentor Program

We offer a Mentor Program for newly diagnosed patients with Celiac Sprue who need help learning to live with the diet.  If interested in participating in the program, select the link in the Member Section of this website and select a Mentor. 

We also need Mentors to assist newly diagnosed Celiacs in coping with Celiac Sprue.  If interested, call Jessica Millsap or e-mail her at  

Meeting Place for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas
The support group usually meets at the Texas Health Resources University, behind the main campus at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

At the intersection of 7100 Greenville and Phoenix, turn toward the hospital, at the tee and stop sign,
turn left at Fogelson Lane & follow circle to the two story building on your right. Look for balloons  & GIG signs. Free parking.

The group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 AM. the third Saturday of every month, except in May when it holds an annual picnic and in December when it holds an annual holiday gathering.

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas  (map
8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75231