Nancy at NIH

As founder of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), Nancy J. Norton developed programs to increase awareness, education, and research of functional gastrointestinal disorders and develops relationships with the public and the medical community.

Since 1991 Ms. Norton and IFFGD co-founder William F. Norton have grown the organization from a grassroots group to a nonprofit organization with worldwide representation.

Ceciel Price web

Ceciel T. Rooker is the Executive Director of IFFGD. Ms. Rooker has a long history of working to advance digestive health issues and a deep understanding of the needs of patients and families affected by functional GI and motility disorders. Prior to joining IFFGD in 2017, Ms. Rooker was the Executive Director of the Rome Foundation.

The governing body (Board of Directors) of IFFGD is representative of the general public we serve and includes physicians and healthcare professionals from various disciplines related to digestive health and incontinence, as well as non-medical professionals from legal and business fields.

Bill testifies

Additionally, IFFGD has an Advisory Board that is made up of 60 medical professionals from various disciplines representing the USA and ten other countries. Many of these individuals are noted experts in the field of functional gastrointestinal disorders. 

Nine physicians serve on the Editorial Board of our journal, Digestive Health Matters.