Welcome to the Charlotte Celiac Connection. 

Supporting those with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity.

We focus on providing information, support, and a social outlet for those who are required to eat gluten free for any reason! We know how important it is to share and learn from each other, so we developed a Facebook group.  This is a great way to get to know people in the community that are dealing with Celiac Disease and provides an electronic place to meet. Many of these people have had decades of experience to share.  Make sure you check this out and connect to our Facebook page by clicking on the following link https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlotteceliacconnection/.

We are over 700 members strong as of July 2017!

There has never and will never be any fee to become a member of the Charlotte Celiac Connection! If you would like to donate to help maintain the website and any other costs associated with a group like this, you can use the Donate Now button found below. 

The Charlotte Celiac Connection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to 
the extent allowed by law.

The Charlotte Celiac Connection story

Former President and Founder

Janet Kline.

Janet founded the Charlotte Celiac Connection support group in April 2005 after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease (CD) in October of 2003.  This website was launched shortly thereafter.  


Board members:

Every one of our board members has their own story and experience with the struggles of managing this complex medical condition and the many challenges it presents


Carol Szer, President - carol@charlotteceliacconnection.org

Carol is the mother of Rebecca, who was diagnosed with Celiac disease at the age of nine (and now away at college and managing fabulously). Carol has been with our group since the very beginning.  

Jesse Mortimore, Vice President & Webmaster - jesse@charlotteceliacconnection.org
Jesse was diagnosed Celiac disease in 2004. He and his wife, Marny, have a daughter that was diagnosed in 2014 with Celiac disease.

Ruth Madre, Secretary  - ruth@charlotteceliacconnection.org
Ruth is also a long time member (since April 2006) and was diagnosed with Celiac disease in March 2003. 

Amy Levy, Facebook Manager - amy@charlotteceliacconnection.org
Amy and her son, Ian, were both diagnosed in early 2008.  In late 2010, Amy established a Facebook page for our group.   

Marny Mortimore, Events Coordinator/CYCLE - marny@charlotteceliacconnection.org
Although Marny does not have Celiac disease herself, she has been supporting family members who do since 2003. In 2014, she founded CYCLE - Celiac Youth of Carolinas Life Enrichment, a Juniors Division of the Charlotte Celiac Connection. This group is dedicated to helping youth under the age of 18 by giving them activities and events where they can feel safe, eating without concerns of getting sick. CYCLE also allows these youth to be around those that live through the same struggles as they do on a daily basis without feeling like they are different. 

Steve Szer, Treasurer - treasurer@charlotteceliacconnection.org
Steve has been a Tax account for 35 years. He and his wife Carol have a daughter Rebecca, she has had Celiac Disease for 18 years and is currently perusing a career in Medicine. 




The Charlotte Celiac Connection Mission:

  • To provide information & support to individuals with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance / Sensitivity or a  Gluten Allergy.  
  • To help family and friends understand our challenges! 
  • To increase public awareness! 

There is no warranty on the information presented in this web-site.  Additionally, no liability is assumed by the webmaster, list owner, or any individual associated with the Charlotte Celiac Connection Support Group. All information, recommendations, dietary suggestions and links are provided soley for the purpose of sharing information. We do not represent data to be error free. Medical questions should be directed to your personal physician.  No personal endorsements are implied. The Charlotte Celiac Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  Copyright 2007 The Charlotte Celiac Connection.  All Rights Reserved.