Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE, is the Chief Scientific Officer of Children’s Health Defense, an organization
committed to the best health for children in the U.S. and worldwide. He is also Frances P. Owen
Distinguished Professor of Biology at Simpson University in Redding California where he specializes in
microbiology and biotechnology.
Dr. Hooker has been active in vaccine safety since 2001 and has a 23-year-old son with autism. In 2013
and 2014, Dr. Hooker worked with the CDC Whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, to expose fraud and
corruption within vaccine safety research in the CDC which led to the release of over 10,000 pages of
Emily Tarsell is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with a private practice in Maryland. She has worked professionally for more than 30 years to assist families, children, adolescents and adults to regain mental health. Emily is also a mother and accomplished artist and former gallery director who shared a passion for art with her talented daughter, Christina. In 2008, at the age of 21, Christina died suddenly following her third inoculation with the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Chris's case was successfully litigated in the Court of Federal Claims and the CDC conceded that Chris died from Gardasil. Following Chris's death, Emily became actively involved in researching and sharing on her website the shocking truths she wishes she had known about Gardasil, www.gardasilHPVtruths.com. Emily has written articles and coauthored research papers including the current one regarding the VAERS. To raise awareness, Emily has testified before legislators, gave presentations and interviews for books, radio, tv and documentaries and is the founding Director of Health Choice Maryland, www.healthchoicemaryland.org.
Dafna Tachover is the founder and Managing Director of We Are The Evidence, an advocacy group for the protection of the rights of those who has been injured by wireless technology. Ms. Tachover is a licensed attorney in New York State and Israel. She has an MBA and has held several diverse positions during her international legal and business career. She has been featured and interviewed by media worldwide. Since 2012 Ms. Tachover also has a Blog – EHS Fight Back, in which she has been reporting on the progress of some of her work.
Mary Holland is Children's Health Defense General Counsel and serves as CHD's Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Prior to CHD, Mary was a 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. She researches and writes on legal issues related to children's health, autism, and vaccines and is a co-editor of the books Vaccine Epidemic and The HPV Vaccine on Trial.
Michael Kane has worked as a New York City public school teacher for over 13 years and is a steering committee member of NY TEACHERS FOR CHOICE, a grassroots organization of educators and parents that is 100% opposed to all medical mandates to maintain employment. Recently TEACHERS FOR CHOICE sued the NYC Department of Education with their attorney Michael Sussman and won a court-ordered stipulation pertaining to in-school COVID testing and privacy rights. Kane has been a proud union member and active supporter of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) for his entire career. He is a union delegate, served on union consultation committees, lobbied in Albany on behalf of the UFT on multiple occasions, and protested with rank-&-file union members against the Bloomberg administration. Learn more at
Mr. Curtis Cost holds a BS from Vassar College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He served as a research assistant during undergraduate and graduate school. His background includes corporate sales, marketing research, and management. He is the author of “What is Safe Sex in the Age of AIDS? If You Onl Knew What They Aren’t Telling You”, for which which he was nominated the best new author of the year by the National Black Achievement Awards. He is also the author of the first edition of Vaccines Are Dangerous – A Warning to The Black Community.
Through the course of his independent research into VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, Stan Gotshall designed VIVID, a custom database that makes VAERS data more accessible. To learn more visit http://www.vaccinedata.net.
Charlotte Bismuth started her legal career at the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, and joined the New York County District Attorney’s Office in 2008 as an appellate attorney. In 2010, she transferred into the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, which prosecutes felony narcotics crimes within the City’s five boroughs. She is a graduate of Columbia University, Columbia Law School, and the Instituts d’etudes politiques in Paris. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
Jeremy R. Hammond
Jeremy R. Hammond is an independent journalist and author of several books, including Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Find his writings and sign up for his free newsletter at www.JeremyRHammond.com.
Tammy Cuthbert Garcia
Tammy has been involved in promoting health in one way or another for most of her life. She was involved in athletics from a very young age and quickly understood the value of activity. As an adult she began running and is a marathon runner having completed races all around North America.
Edward Hasbrouck is a travel expert, award-winning investigative journalist, author of travel how-to and consumer advice books, blogger, speaker, civil libertarian, and advocate for the rights of travelers.
Theresa Wrangham brings to NVIC over 30 years of business administration experience, 15 of which were spent in non-profit organizations. Theresa's skills in project management, accounting, and risk assessment have greatly complimented her role with NVIC.
Peter H. Meyers is the author of several publications, including Fixing the Flaws in the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 63 Admin. L. Rev. 785-851 (2011).
Diane Miller, JD
Diane Miller JD is an attorney and Director of Law and Public Policy for National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC) and National Health Freedom Action (NHFA). She works to protect the right of all people to access all health care information, services, treatments and products that the people deem beneficial for their own health and survival.
Marshal H. Tanick
Marshal Tanick is Certified as a Senior Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and represents employers and employees in a variety of workplace-related issues and other matters.
Toby Rogers, Ph.D.
Dr. Toby Rogers has a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Rogers does grassroots political organizing with medical freedom groups across the country working to stop the autism epidemic.
Mr. Kenneth Feinberg, is the author of two books, “What is Life Worth”, a personal account of a three year struggle to compensate grieving families for catastrophic loss from 9/11 tragedy. “Who Gets What” is an remembrance of more than 25 years of determining how much to compensate families, understanding how they react to tragedy, and what they expect in receiving a check.
Ms. Gentry founded her own firm, the Law Office of Renée J. Gentry, Esq. in Washington DC, specializing in vaccine injury litigation in June 2019. She is one of the leading experts on vaccine injury litigation in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).
A 1979 graduate from George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia. His law practice based in Manhattan, New York City, represents adults and children who have been injured by a vaccine. Mr. Krakow has a successful track record with personal injury and medical malpractice cases, particularly involving vaccine injuries, birth injuries and children with disabilities.