Mary Holland, J.D.
Mary Holland is Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program at NYU School of Law. She has written several law review articles and blog posts on vaccine law and policy and is the co-author and co-editor of the book Vaccine Epidemic (Skyhorse Pub. 2012). She has testified to retain or expand vaccination exemptions in the California, West Virginia, Maine and Vermont legislatures. She has appeared in several documentaries and programs on vaccine issues. She is chair of the advisory board of Health Choice and a member of the advisory boards for the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy, the Otto Specht School and Actionplay. Educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities, Holland has worked in international public and private law. Prior to joining NYU, Holland worked for six years at major U.S. law firms, with three years based in Moscow, Russia. She also worked at a U.S. human rights organization as Director of its European Program. After graduating law school, she clerked for a federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York. She has taught courses at Columbia Law School and has served as a consultant to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program.
Dr. Edward “Ted” Fogarty
Dr. Edward “Ted” Fogarty is a clinical radiologist in North Dakota and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of North Dakota. His role is primarily one of teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development at UND. He is a gifted visual communicator, technology savvy physician, and likely has been the youngest departmental chair in US medicine after the turn of the century starting in this position at the age of 35. Under his leadership, UND's medical education curriculum has incorporated the latest medical imaging exams into student learning starting on day one in gross anatomy. His goal for all students of medicine is to acquire the visual understanding of basic imaging studies at an early point in the education process. His research role in functional imaging with Dr. Paul Harch and the LSU Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship program has led to further interest and advocacy of HBOT for greater numbers of American citizens. He is the current President of the International Hyperbaric Research Foundation. His general greater advocacy in medicine and science relates to improving individualized care and cost-factors by leveraging the innate healing processes in mammalian tissues. As medicine becomes increasingly monetized and politicized in the 21st century he sees IPAK as a venue of integrity for his profession and our citizenry.
Anne Nans is a dually certified pediatric and psychiatric nurse practitioner at her private practice, Tree of Life Behavioral Health. Anne takes a functional approach to psychiatry and provides holistic care to children, adolescents and adults with mental health concerns. Anne has had a full and diverse nursing career starting in the US Navy Nurse Corps where Anne spent 8 years focusing in maternal child health from the neonatal intensive care unit to managing the Pediatric Clinic at the National Navy Medical Center in Bethesda. Anne is the mother of 18-year-old triplets and a 16 year old. Becoming a holistic nurse practitioner was a way Anne could combine all she learned in natural home remedies with her baccalaureate, master’s, and postmaster’s training to help others have the healthiest and happiest lives they can for themselves and for their children.
Dr. Anthony Kovatch, MD
Dr. Kovatch joined the board in December, 2016. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, BA in Biochemistry, attended Medical School at Drexel Medical College (formerly known as Hahnemann Medical College), conducted his Res
idency in Pediatrics at Long Island Children's Hospital (then known as North Shore Community Hospital of Cornell), where he was Chief Resident 1980-81. He enjoyed a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and has been a Practicing Pediatrician in Pittsburgh since 1983. He is currently with Pediatric Alliance-Arcadia Division, serving as Physician-in-Charge. He also served as Pediatrician in charge at Holy Family Institute, and at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, where he conducted the Autism Residential Training Facility from 2007 to present.
Ms.Bethany Hilton is a business professional who serves on the Advisory in the capacity of Brand Advisor. She works closely with the director to insure the publications reflect the IPAK mission and charter. Her experience includes managerial and logistic support to corporations.
Josh Mazer holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Tulane University. He is a Certified Financial Planning certificate holder and managing principal of Vantage Wealth Management. He lives in Maryland with his family.
Maria Reyes, R.N.
Maria Reyes, R.N. was introduced to the profession of eldercare as a child in her hometown of Salinas, Puerto Rico. There she cared for her Grandmother, who had raised her into her teenage years. Families provided most eldercare in Puerto Rico, not nursing homes, and Maria knew early that elders are our human treasures and deserve our utmost respect. Maria began her professional nursing career in 1989 as a nursing assistant in a Wisconsin nursing home. In 2004, she earned her Registered Nurse Associate’s Degree from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and then joined Ecumen in Duluth, Minn. Ecumen, which is based in Shoreview, Minn., is one of the nation’s top 20 largest non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. A sought-after speaker on nursing and dementia care, Maria has worked across all long-term care settings (nursing homes, assisted living and home care) and held several key leadership roles at Ecumen, including serving as a Director of Nursing for a major care center, establishing a new short-term rehabilitation center, and helping launch an Ecumen home care agency as Clinical Director. A lifelong learner, Maria graduated from Ecumen’s Velocity Leadership Program in 2010. Velocity is an invite-only year-long program for select Ecumen leaders. She also has completed her Level 4 for a Certification in Healing Touch and is certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor. Diverse leadership responsibilities combined with her passion for learning and innovation, has prepared Maria well for her current role in providing caregiver education and expanding Ecumen Awakenings, an integrated, holistic approach to dementia care that improves lives while reducing the use of antipsychotic medications.
While Maria has traveled far since providing care for her Grandmother, her desire to honor elders in her daily work and make lives better through positive change is a constant.