Check out the people behind Autism Hope Alliance.
Check out the people behind Autism Hope Alliance.
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to help families living with autism.
Tom Bohager holds a bachelor’s degree in holistic nutrition, and is the author of two books: Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes and Enzymes: What the Experts Know. Both through his research activities and as the founder of Enzymedica, Tom has served as a pioneer and leading authority on the development of cutting-edge enzyme supplementation.
In 2008, Tom founded the Autism Hope Alliance (AHA). This non-profit has assisted over 30,000 families by sharing alternative options available to children diagnosed with autism and autism spectrum disorders. AHA has also contributed over $900,000 in product and other services to assist them.
Kristin Selby Gonzalez is the mother of a child on the Autism spectrum. In 2008 she began serving as the Director of Autism Education at Enzymedica. Since then, she has advised numerous supplement companies with respect to their policies and product formulations for children on the spectrum.
Kristin speaks all over the world, having educated tens of thousands of caregivers throughout the years on different strategies to help children on the Autism spectrum. Since September 2012, Kristin has been leading the Autism Hope Alliance where she serves as President and Chairman.
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David Bohager is the owner and CEO of Focus Marketing. He has been working in the Natural Foods Industry for 20 years. Focus marketing is a specialty brokerage that works with only premiere brands in the Natural Foods Industry. They cover the entire Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
Hamilton Cabanilla holds a masters degree in holistic health and nutrition. Passionate about natural health, Hamilton has lectured, written articles, and been the guest on nationally syndicated radio shows, in both English and Spanish for Enzymedica over the past 9 years.
He is very excited to be part of the Autism Hope Alliance and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and passion with the autism community. He will be primarily handling day to day overall operations at the AHA headquarters in Punta Gorda, FL.
Relationship building with the flexibility and sensitivity to manage by influence.â€ Coordinate and organize network’s with specific audiences dealing with family challenges.
Dez Martinez is Kristin Selby Gonzalez’s Executive Assistant. She helps with the day to day operations, which include coordinating with sponsors, conferences and social media. Dez is very excited and grateful for this opportunity. She looks forward to being a part of an organization that works to help families and bring them hope. Dez couldn’t ask for a more rewarding experience.
Heidi travels for the Autism Hope Alliance operating the AHA booths at conferences around the country. She is very knowledgable as she herself has a son who was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Heidi has dedicated her life to helping families understand that there is HOPE for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Heidi Scheer has been an Autism Health Advocate for 10 years. She is the mother of three children, one of which was affected by autism at age four. She currently travels throughout the U.S. and abroad sharing her message of hope and recovery with families and professionals from Michigan to Hong Kong.
Working at AHA is a great pleasure, from seeing the passion exerted by others to knowing that what we do can really help families in need. Raising awareness is fulfilling work that I am excited to be a part of!
Jacqueline Laurita is one of the original cast members on one of Bravo’s hit reality TV series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Millions of loyal viewers have followed her for 7 seasons as she’s struggled with everything from multiple miscarriages, family struggles, imploding friendships and most importantly the heartwarming journey of her family dealing with her youngest son’s autism diagnosis. The public announcement of her son’s diagnosis was featured on the cover of People Magazine and was their feature story. It was also featured in a series of articles in Parenting Magazine. Her story not only touched the hearts of millions, but also helped bring about more, and much needed, Autism awareness.
Since receiving her son’s diagnosis, she has become extremely active in the autism community and supports several non-profit Autism charities. Jacqueline spends a lot of her spare time answering emails and social media questions from families affected by Autism. On her own personal website, www.JacquelineLaurita.com , she shares her journey as well as gives an enormous amount of resources and information to help families affected by Autism. She continues to do countless articles, radio, Tv appearances, public appearances and public speaking to bring about Autism Awareness and support the Autism community.
As a cosmetologist for over 20 years, along with being in the public eye, and knowing the importance of “ME” time while raising a child of special needs, it prompted her to Co-Author a book called, “Get It! A Beauty, Style, and Wellness Guide To Getting Your “It” Together!” She is currently co-writing a book with her husband, Chris, on their challenges and successes while raising a child on the Autism spectrum.
She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Chris, and their children, 14-year-old son CJ, 7-year-old son Nicholas, and 26-year-old daughter Ashlee, Jacqueline’s daughter from a previous marriage. She is also a Glamma to her new Grandson, Cameron (7 months)
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Tom Bohager, Founder of Autism Hope Alliance
Alex Doman, founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies
Allen T. Lewis, M.D., Founder of Integrative Pediatrics of Ohio
Anju Usman, MD., Director of True Health Medica Center
Donna Gates, Founder of Body Ecology and B.E.D.R.O.K (Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids)
Jared Skowron, N.D., Founder of University of Bridgeport’s Pediatric & Autism Clinic and Vice President of Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, Founder of Innovative Healing
Scott Sensenbrenner, Chief Executive Officer of Enzymedica
Scott M. Smith, PA