Beyond Celiac Board Member Denise Devine Wins Prestigious Iris Newman Award

November 13, 2016

Beyond Celiac Board Member Denise Devine Wins Prestigious Iris Newman Award

Denise Devine will receive a top honor from the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs

Beyond Celiac is proud to call Denise Devine a member of our Board of Directors. You may even know the brand she markets: Froose® better-for-you kids snacks, which has gluten-free options. Check out the press release about the award below. Congratulations to you, Denise!

The following press release is from the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs

Denise Devine
Denise Devine, Founder and CEO of FNB Holdings, LLC, will receive the prestigious Iris Newman Award at the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs’ (AWE) annual gala on Monday, November 14th at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is the Greater Philadelphia region’s go-to resource for women high-growth entrepreneurs and the organizations who support them. Since 2002, AWE has presented the Iris Newman Award annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership and support for women in the entrepreneurial community.

In addition to being the CEO of FNB Holdings, which markets Froose® better-for-you snacks for children, Denise is also co-founder, CAO and CFO of RTM Vital Signs, LLC, a medical device company in the cardiac space with big data applications. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in general management, operations and finance, Denise is an expert in developing technology platforms with resulting commercialized product applications; intellectual property and IP strategy; as well as acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances.

Specifically, as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nutripharm, Inc., Denise led the development of a technology platform that generated a portfolio of composition and process patents to create innovative natural food, beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. Her experience encompasses entrepreneurial start-ups as well as Fortune 100 corporations, international consulting firms, manufacturing operations and software companies.

This year marks AWE’s 20th Anniversary, which will culminate in our celebration at the Gala, and AWE couldn’t be more excited to present this award to a woman who lists being an AWE founder among her many accomplishments.

The AWE Annual Gala is the organization’s premier networking event for dynamic women entrepreneurs on the cutting edge of building high-growth businesses. For more information on Denise as well as to register for the event, please visit the AWE website at

The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) leads the mid-Atlantic region in advancing highgrowth businesses founded by women. Through its powerful network, access to funding, and community of role models, AWE identifies companies with the potential to scale and helps them grow. We are proud of our members who have founded innovative ventures that have resulted in significant growth and economic impact.