Meet some of the members of our team.
Tracey joined the Focus for Health team in 2012, with over 20 years in operations management experience working for leading healthcare organizations and hospitals. Her passion to see improved patient care and better health outcomes aligns with the foundation’s commitment to increase public awareness of the possible contributing factors of autism and chronic illness.
Tracey contributes her administrative and clinical knowledge toward advancing the foundation’s mission by empowering individuals with information to make educated healthcare decisions for themselves and those under their care.
Shannon Mulvihill, R.N.
Shannon has been with Focus for Health since 2011, contributing both through research and her personal clinical experiences. She has worked as a nurse for 22 years and most recently worked as a supervisor in a long-term care facility.
While working in the community, Shannon became concerned with the overall rise in chronic disease and also developed an interest in connecting environmental exposures to negative health outcomes in the population. Finding the cause(s) of the current autism epidemic, as well as the reason behind the dramatic spike in chronic illness, has become her passion.
Devon Beasley, R.N.
Assistant Program Director
Devon is our newest edition, starting at Focus for Health in February 2014. She has many years of experience working in primary care physician offices and has brought her clinical and administrative skills to our team.
Devon is continuing her education in nursing at Kean University, and her firsthand experience with patient education and vaccine administration has provided additional perspective to our cause. With her nursing background, Devon has a passion for healthy living and empowering people to make informed, empowered decisions.
David L. Lewis, Ph.D.
David assumed the responsibilities of Research Director for Focus for Health in 2014. He is also a lead author on research articles and commentaries published in Nature, Lancet, and other leading science and medical journals.
His previous research at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research & Development, and as a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Georgia, has helped to change public health polices worldwide. His experience in broad areas of research and science policy enables the foundation to make a difference in the scientific community and improve government policies impacting public health and the environment.
Government Affairs Director
For over 20 years, Bobbie has been an effective advocate for children with autism and other developmental disorders. As an outreach organizer, Bobbie has a successful track record of organizing grass roots advocates and coalition building in order to influence state and federal legislators to support policies focused on protecting human health – especially the health of children – and enhance the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.
Prior to joining the Focus for Health team in 2014, Bobbie worked for six years as Environmental Health Outreach Coordinator for the Environmental Working Group based in Washington, DC., and was a consultant to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center.
Leslie Carol Botha
Leslie has been involved in holistic health and prevention for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Whole Health, whose educational model is based on wellness and the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Leslie’s position with the Focus for Health Foundation is to facilitate the messaging and the management of social media communications. She has spent most of her career educating medical consumers about prevention and healing.
Leslie is the co-author of Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, which is a primer on women’s endocrine health. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. She is also the host of a weekly radio show on women’s health which airs on The Liberty Beacon Media Network.