Team

Louis Conte, Executive Leadership Team

Lou Conte is the father of triplet boys, two with autism. He is the Director of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Justice Project and a founding advocate member of EBCALA. He serves on the board of the Autism Action Network. Mr. Conte has advocated extensively in New York for autism health insurance reform, vaccination choice and …

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Anne Dachel, Executive Leadership Team

Anne Dachel is married and the mother of four, including two who were vaccine injured.  She’s a teacher and she monitors how the press covers autism.  She’s media editor for the daily online autism news blog, Age of Autism.  Anne and her family live in WI.

Rebecca Estepp, Executive Leadership Team

Rebecca Estepp is the mother to two boys. Her oldest son, Eric, is a teenager with autism.  Rebecca was an early member of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) who assisted in the launch of the San Diego TACA Chapter in 2001. She led the San Diego TACA Chapter Parent Support Meetings from 2003-2013.  Rebecca worked for TACA …

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Rolf Hazelhurst, Executive Leadership Team

Rolf Hazelhurst is the father of Yates and Sarah Hazlehurst, and an assistant district attorney general for the state of Tennessee (Criminal prosecutor).  His son’s case, Hazlehurst v. HHS was the second test case in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding. Mr. Hazelhurst spoke publicly about the faultily nature of the VICP at the request of the …

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Nancy Hokkanen, Executive Leadership Team

Nancy Hokkanen lives in Bloomington, Minnesota with her husband and son. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications, and has worked since 1977 primarily in publishing, advertising and graphic arts. Nancy is a board member of the Canary Party and the National Health Freedom Coalition, a contributing editor for the Age of Autism blog, a …

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Mary Holland, Legal Advisor, Advisory Group Chair

Mary Holland, Esq. is Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at New York University School of Law.  She is a founding board member of EBCALA. Educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities, Mary has been an advocate in the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining NYU, she worked for six years at …

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Cathy Jameson, Executive Leadership Team

Cathy Jameson is a former educator. Having stepped away from the classroom to raise her five children, Cathy is now a full-time mother, advocate, and writer. When her son Ronan started to show signs of developmental delays, Cathy embarked on a mission to find answers, help and healing – a mission she continues to this …

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Julie Obradovic, Executive Leadership Team

Julie Obradovic is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism.  Julie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and two master’s degrees from St. Xavier University in Chicago. As a writer, public speaker, activist, and volunteer, Julie has worked for several autism organizations over the past decade to raise awareness, seek …

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Jennifer Larson, Executive Board Member

Jennifer Larson is the mother of 16 year old with regressive autism, and the President of the Canary Party.  She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with degrees in marketing, psychology and speech communication. Jennifer is the owner and CEO Vibrant Technologies, incorporated 1998 and of St. Croix Solutions incorporated in 2004. She …

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Dan Olmsted, Executive Leadership Team

Dan Olmsted is the editor of the web site Age of Autism (ageofautism.com). He has been a journalist for over thirty-five years. He was an original staff member of USA Today and senior editor of USA Weekend and United Press International. He lives in Fall Church City, Virginia, is a member of the National Press …

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