Meet our Advisors!  The Holistic Moms Network’s Advisory Board is an exciting group of professionals sharing their passion for holistic living and parenting and partnering with HMN to make a difference. We are honored to have them on our Advisory Board and encourage you to share in their wisdom, knowledge, and experience!  All of our Advisory Board members volunteer their time, passion, and wisdom to our non-profit community and are not compensated for their support.

Chef Ann Cooper

Ann CooperChef Ann Cooper is a renegade lunch lady. She works to transform cafeterias into culinary classrooms for students – one school lunch at a time. Chef Ann was the director of nutrition services for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), improving meals at 16 public schools with a population of over 9,000 students. In her work with public schools, Chef Ann is at the forefront of the movement to transform the National School Lunch Program into one that places greater emphasis on the health of students than the financial health of a select few agribusiness corporations. Chef Ann’s lunch menus emphasize regional, organic, fresh foods, and nutritional education, helping students build a connection between their personal health and where their food comes from.

Chef Ann’s newest book, Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children (Harper Collins, Sept. 2006), is overflowing with strategies for parents and school administrators to become engaged with issues around school food – from public policy to corporate interest. It includes successful case studies of school food reform, resources that can help make a difference and healthy, kid-friendly recipes that can be made at home, or by the thousands for a public school cafeteria.

For more information visit Chef Ann’s website at

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Barbara Loe Fisher

barbara-loe-fisher-wBarbara Loe Fisher is co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (, the largest and oldest parent-led vaccine education organization in North America. She is co-author of the landmark 1985 book DPT: A Shot in the Dark and author of the 2008 book Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic. She is editor of the NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter and a blogger at The mother of three children, her oldest son was left with multiple learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder after a severe reaction to his fourth DPT shot in 1980 when he was two and a half years old.
During the early 1980’s, Barbara helped launch a grassroots movement to bring the issue of vaccine safety to public attention, including leading demonstrations at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the White House in 1986. She has served on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee; Institute of Medicine Vaccine Safety Forum; FDA Vaccines & Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; the Vaccine Policy Analysis Collaborative and is a consumer member of the Cochrane Collaboration (U.S). A featured speaker at health education conferences, she has defined vaccine risks and defended the human right to informed consent to vaccination in hundreds of print and broadcast reports nationally and internationally for more than a quarter century.

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Jan Hunt

jan_huntJan Hunt, B.A. Psychology, M.Sc. Counseling Psychology, is an attachment parenting/unschooling counselor, the Director of the Natural Child Project at, and a member of the Board of Directors of the CSPCC (Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). She is also a member of the advisory boards of Holistic Moms Network, Attachment Parenting International and Child-Friendly Initiative.

Jan is the author of The Natural Child: Parenting From the Heart and the bilingual children’s picture book A Gift for Baby, and co-edited The Unschooling Unmanual with her always-unschooled son, Jason. Many of her articles are available online at her website and in the “Ask the Experts” section.

Jan envisions “a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.” She lives in central Oregon, and is available for telephone counseling worldwide.

For more information visit Jan’s website at

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Peggy O’Mara

peggy-web-2Peggy O’Mara, Publisher and Editor of Mothering Magazine, is the mother of four grown children. She has gained international celebrity as publisher, editor and owner of Mothering Magazine. She is also the author of two books: Having a Baby Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting. A dynamic speaker, she has lectured and conducted workshops in conjunction with organizations such as the Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche International, and Bioneers. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and has been featured in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Mother Earth News, and Utne Reader.

For more information visit Peggy’s website at

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Dr. Linda Folden Palmer

linda-palmerLinda Folden Palmer is a doctor of chiropractic, a consultant and speaker on pediatric nutrition and natural parenting challenges, a science writer, and a mother. She’s the author of Baby Matters, and the updated and embellished version, The Baby Bond, The New Science Behind What’s Really Important When Caring for Your Baby. She left her chiropractic practice shortly after the birth of her son, when she was confronted with his serious health challenges. For her son’s sake, she delved deeply into the scientific and medical literature to find answers – which led to further questions and some astonishing realizations and finally to her book. With 1,200 science journal references, The Baby Bond brings the solid evidence that supports natural parenting practices.

Learn more at her website at for more natural parenting information.

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Elizabeth Pantley

pantley-webParenting educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents at schools, hospitals, and parent groups around the world. Her presentations are received with enthusiasm, and praised as realistic, warm and helpful. She is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in newspapers and magazines such as Parents, Parenting, American Baby, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook and on hundreds of parent-directed Web sites. She publishes a newsletter, Parent Tips, which is distributed in schools nationwide.

Elizabeth is the author of eight popular parenting books, available in 18 languages, and she was a contributing author to The Successful Child with Dr. William and Martha Sears.

For more information visit Elizabeth’s website at

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Dr. Lawrence Rosen

rosen-pr-photo-revDr. Lawrence D. Rosen is a board-certified general pediatrician committed to family-centered, holistic child health care. He practices primary care at the Whole Child Center in Oradell, NJ and consults at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, serving as Medical Advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology.  Dr. Rosen is a nationally recognized expert in Pediatric Integrative Medicine, a founding member and vice-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Rosen is appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.   Dr. Rosen serves on many integrative health advisory boards, including the Teleosis Institute, and Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Integrative Touch for Kids, PedCAM, and MarbleJam Kids.  He is a contributing columnist for Kiwi Magazine and author/editor for several books, including “Integrative Pediatrics” (Oxford University Press 2009), “Green Baby” (DK 2008), and “Pediatric Clinics of North America: Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (Elsevier 2007).

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Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.

dr-tenpenny-09-sm1Dr. Sherri Tenpenny is respected as one of America’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians, warning against the negative impact of vaccines on health. A graduate of the University of Toledo in Ohio, she received her medical training in Kirksville, Missouri. She was board certified in emergency medicine through 2005, and is currently board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She is founder Osteomed II, an integrative medicine clinic located in Cleveland, Ohio which focuses on women’s health, eliminating acute and chronic pain, and a proprietary method for asthma and allergy relief. Patients from 38 states and 9 countries have regained health through methods applied by her team at Osteomed.

Known for her ability to present scientifically researched, complex information in a simplified version for audiences of backgrounds, Dr. Tenpenny has authored several books including, Fowl; Bird Flu Is Not What You Think (2006), and Saying No to Vaccines: A Resource Guide for All Ages (2008). In addition, she has produced many educational CDs and DVDs. She has been featured speaker at seminars across the globe and a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including the nationally syndicated, Dr. Oz Show. Her speaking career has evolved into opportunities as an international consultant for companies in Mexico, India, Columbia and Trinidad. She is an active member on many advisory boards, including the International Medical Tourism Association.

Dr. Tenpenny is a tireless crusader on behalf of freedom-of-choice in health care, including the right to refuse vaccination. Her web sites are and She may be reached at and through social media Facebook (DrTenpenny on Vaccines), Twitter (BusyDrT) and MySpace.

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Dana Ullman, MPH

Dana UllmanDana Ullman, MPH, is one of America’s leading advocates for homeopathy. He has authored 10 books, including The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy, Homeopathy A-Z, Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants, Discovering Homeopathy, and (the best-selling) Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines (with Stephen Cummings, MD). Dana also authored an ebook that is a continually growing resource to 200+ clinical studies published in peer-review medical journals testing homeopathic medicines. This ebook combines the descriptions of these studies with practical clinical information on how to use homeopathic medicines for 100+ common ailments. This ebook is entitled Homeopathic Family Medicine: Evidence Based Nano-pharmacology, and it is an invaluable resource. He is the founder of Homeopathic Educational Services, America’s leading resource center for homeopathic books, tapes, medicines, software, and correspondence courses. Homeopathic Educational Services has co-published over 35 books on homeopathy with North Atlantic Books.   Dana writes a regular column for the wildly popular Huffington Post.