Who We Are Autism Hope Alliance

OUR TEAM

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

Founder

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 75,000 families by sharing alternative options available to children diagnosed with autism and autism spectrum disorders. AHA has also contributed over $2.3M in product and other services to assist them.

Kristen Gonzalez

Kristin Selby Gonzalez

President

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.

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David Bohager

Board Member

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.

Toby Coriell

Board Member

Toby Coriell is the President of VP Consultants Inc. VP Nutrition offers a range of high-quality, efficacious dietary supplements. They utilize the research and proven programs of those who have made it their life’s work to discover the keys to support the body’s continual striving toward optimum health.

Jessy Harding

Social Media Coordinator

Jessy is excited to work for an organization that she knows she can make a difference. She loves being able to spread hope to families across the world.

Celebrity Ambassador

Jacqueline Laurita

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)

You can follow Jacqueline on social media to keep updated on her journey on
Twitter @Jaclaurita
Instagram @Jaclaurita
Snapchat @jaclauritarhonj
Facebook @JacquelineLaurita
Pinterest @Jaclaurita

Board Of Directors

Tom Bohager, Founder of Autism Hope Alliance

Kristin Selby Gonzalez, Chairman of Autism Hope Alliance

Dave Bohager, President of Focus Marketing

Toby Coriell, President of VP Consultants Inc.

Advisory Board Members

Allen T. Lewis, M.D., Founder of Integrative Pediatrics of Ohio

Anju Usman, MD., Director of True Health Medica Center

Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, Physician at Rossignol Medical Center in Florida and California, ICDRC of Melbourne, FL

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

 

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