Carol Greenburg, executive director of New York Special Needs Consulting (www.nyspecialneedsconsulting.com) is a special education consultant professional non-attorney advocate in private practice serving the five boroughs of NYC and beyond. An editor of and contributor to the highly acclaimed book and blog project Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, (http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/) her unique perspective as an adult with Aspergers Syndrome and as the mother of a severely language-delayed autistic child, informs all of her work. In September 2010, she was appointed the East Coast Regional Director of Autism Women's Network (www.autismwomensnetwork.com). Her Twitter handle is @Aspieadvocate.
Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.
Dr Peeke is the lifestyle expert for WebMD’s 90 million members and chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV, where she is featured in the National Body Challenge series, and hosts Could You Survive? Dr. Peeke is the New York Times bestselling author of Fight Fat after Forty, Body for Life for Women, and Fit to Live. Her new book, The Hunger Fix: The 3-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction, will launch in September 2012.
Triathlete, marathoner and mountain climber, Dr. Peeke is founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living™.
Tina Shoulders is a branding and social media strategist who runs Exposure Camps to educate teens to the power of content creation. She ia currently working on a startup, a web venture to support the camp. She is an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the creator of the pop culture inspired home furnishings line Laidback Home.
Tina is an avid runner who blogs that "you are beauty in motion" on her blog Beautiful Athlete which she started as she chronicled her journey of becoming a runner and loosing 55+ pounds. She uses Beautiful Athlete as a platform to encourage women to get moving and to be a vehicle to promote healthy living especially amongst African American Women. She has spoken on fitness, running, health and media at SXSW and NY Social Media Week.
When she is not working via the interwebs she is hanging out or bantering with her 13 year old son and coaching Little League Baseball.
Ellen Seidman is an editor, blogger, web content consultant, special needs advocate and proud mom of two. She has held senior positions at Glamour, SELF, Redbook and Good Housekeeping, and done freelance projects for Martha Stewart Living, Allure, People StyleWatch and In Style. She's currently a contributing editor for Health magazine.
Ellen writes Love That Max, an award-winning blog about kids with special needs who kick butt. Max is her son, he has disabilities and, yes, he kicks butt. Love That Max has been featured on CNN.com, Today.com, The New York Times' blog The Motherlode, Yahoo, MSN.com, MTV.com and The Daily Mail, as well as in Redbook, Real Simple, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day and Family Circle.
Ellen also blogs for Parents.com, Babble.com and Health.com, and writes for publications. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Redbook and All You, among others. Essays of hers are featured in the books The Elephant in the Playroom, Minimalist Parenting and Good Enough Is The New Perfect. In addition, she's done web content projects for Disney's BabyZone, Makeup.com and USAToday/BlogHer.
A Social Good Fellow for the United Nation Foundation's Shot@Life campaign, she also sits on the board of Family Member, a nonprofit that works to ensure people living with special needs and disabilities are represented fairly and accurately in news, entertainment and social media.
Honors include being a two-time BlogHer Voices of the Year honoree, a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog for three years, and one of Parenting magazine's 50 Must-Read Moms. Plus, her children think she makes really good spaghetti.
In her spare time, Ellen enjoys biking, binge-watching TV series and breathing.