Board of Directors
Wendie Trubow MD
Nicholas Washienko has helped senior executives prepare for business critical presentations for over thirty years. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies and he has traveled extensively throughout the world consulting to international companies.
Trained as an Experiential Facilitator, for many years she ran Values & Leadership Trainings and Group Dynamics Courses for non-profits around the country. She was the lead trainer for Communication & Conflict Management courses for inmates at both Framingham and Walpole State Prisons for seven years. She has been on the Board of Governors of the Dedham Country & Polo Club, and founded a day camp in 1992 which runs successfully to this day. Her experience lies with administration, company governance, consensus building, and conflict resolution. In her spare time she enjoys entertaining, playing tennis, walking, and reading. Her ultimate joy is being with her large and thoroughly delightful family.
Carla Carter, OTR/L
Director of Outreach and Programming
Carla Carter is an occupational therapist who has worked with adults and geriatrics in various settings since 2002. She has a diverse medical background through her exposure to both standard and challenging medical diagnoses, as well as working with those afflicted with celiac disease in their late stage of diagnosis and life.
Personally, she is a wife and mom of two lovely children and has been diagnosed with celiac disease for over eighteen years and more recently, her seven year old having been diagnosed at age two and a half. They live and breathe the gluten-free lifestyle daily, to say the least.
Since 2006, she has served the National Celiac Association as a volunteer, holding various roles while residing on the Advisory Board. Over the years, she has excitedly witnessed the growth of NCA and was happy to transition her role as staff in 2017.
Katarina Mollo, MEd, RDN, LDN
Director of Education
Katarina is a Registered Dietitian and NCA’s Director of Education. She was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was just three years old. She knows firsthand what it is like to be a kid, a teen and an adult living with celiac disease. She also has two young daughters with celiac disease, adding in the parent perspective of managing the disease and the gluten-free diet.
Katarina’s passion for celiac advocacy led her to a career as a Registered Dietitian. She has a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, and a Master of Education in Nutrition Education from Framingham State University, with the final graduate project focusing on nutrition education for patients with celiac disease and how to reduce inadvertent gluten exposure in their daily lives.
She has enjoyed doing work for NCA since 2006, in various capacities such as workshop instructor, support group facilitator, advisory board member, and most recently working with the ROCK program.
In her free time, she enjoys doing nutrition research, cooking (gluten-free!), reading and spending time with her kids.
Community Relations Manager
Liza began her journey with NCA back in 2009 when it was called the Healthy Villi. After years of her children having health issues, she discovered all three kids had celiac disease as well as other food allergies and sensitivities. Her children were ages 9, 11, and 13 at the time of diagnosis, and Liza was also diagnosed shortly after. She learned all she could about raising children with celiac disease and became creative in changing the family’s diet. She has used her experiences and research to be a resource for other parents, providing guidance for newly diagnosed families from elementary school through the college years.
Liza left her corporate career when her children were young to open her own business. She ran a successful childcare and preschool in her home for 11 years and currently works part time managing the New England office for a California-based law firm. She has volunteered for NCA throughout this time and is excited to take on her new role as part of the administrative team.