Executive Leadership Team


Wayne Rohde

Wayne Rohde is a co-founder of Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota, Autism Advocacy Coalition of Minnesota, and national advisory member of Health Choice. Wayne has twin sons, age 16, Nicholas and Austin.  Nicholas was vaccine injured and later diagnosed with regressive autism.  Mr. Rohde has advocated extensively in Minnesota, Oklahoma...

Teresa Conrick

Teresa Conrick MSEd, has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. Her older daughter received an autism diagnosis in 1995. Megan was a normally developing child who began to lose skills and show signs of regression, after receiving vaccines at 18 months. The once happy child stopped...

Sylvia Pimentel

Sylvia Pimentel is the mother of two teen boys with regressive autism. She is an advocate for vaccine safety and vaccine rights, and is an active member of several autism organizations. Read Sylvia’s work in By Sylvia Pimentel.

Sandi Marcus

Sandi Marcus is mom to 3 adult children. Grandmother to 5 including identical twin boys diagnosed with autism. Public speaker, author, grassroots strategist and advocate for disability rights, vaccine safety and health freedom. Sandi is a member of several autism and disability organizations.

Rolf Hazelhurst

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...

Rebecca Estepp

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...

Patti Carroll

Patti Carroll is a parent of two incredible teenagers, one of whom suffered permanent brain damage from his “Well Baby” vaccines. She is an outspoken advocate for vaccine safety, health freedom, and informed consent on potentially dangerous medical procedures. Patti is a Consumer Safety Advocate and board member for the...

Nancy Hokkanen

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...

Michelle Schneider

As the mother of a vaccine-injured pre-schooler, Michelle has spent much of the last two and a half years advocating for special needs children as well as vaccine choice rights. Through her work with TEAM TMR, The Thinking Moms’ Revolution, Autism Media Channel and TACA, she has had the chance...

Maureen McDonnell

Maureen McDonnell has been a holistic, nutritionally-oriented registered nurse for 37 years, working n the fields of: childbirth education, labor and delivery, pediatrics and clinical nutrition. She is the former national coordinator of the Defeat Autism Now Conferences, and the co-founder of Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet (SOKHOP.com). Maureen...

Mary Holland

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,...

Mark Blaxill

Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, Chairman and co-founder of the Canary Party, Editor-at-Large for Age of Autism, a former director of SafeMinds and a frequent speaker at autism conferences. He writes often on autism, science and public policy issues for Age of Autism and...
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