The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Mission

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO, is the largest independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases, and protecting asbestos victims’ civil rights through education, advocacy, and community initiatives.

 

ADAO Leadership

ADAO President/CEO: Linda Reinstein (BIO) & Social Media Networks
ADAO Communication Director: Kim Cecchini
ADAO National Spokesperson: Jordan Zevon
ADAO Executive Assistant: Herman Hamilton
ADAO Honorary Celebrity Board: Barbara McQueen and Jordan Zevon, Co-Chairs

ADAO Board of Directors

Doug Larkin
Linda Reinstein
Laurie Rice
Ellen Tunkelrott

ADAO Science Advisory Board

Mission:

1) Provide review of ADAO educational materials for medical and scientific accuracy.
2) Provide medical and scientific background information to inform public policy development.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Science Advisory Board, lead by Dr. Arthur Frank and Dr. Richard Lemen, has more than 200 years of experience.

ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH

ADAO Science Advisory Board Members

Brad Black, MD
Barry Castleman, ScD
Raja Flores, MD
Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP
Hedy Kindler, MD
L. Christine Oliver, MD

ADAO Prevention Advisory Board

Mission:

1) Provide review of ADAO educational materials for accuracy and occupational/consumer effectiveness.
2) Field inquiries and provide information about asbestos prevention and abatement.

ADAO Prevention Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Brent Kynoch
Christine Winter

ADAO Prevention Advisory Board Members

Mark Catlin
Claire Deacon
Tom Laubenthal
John Newquist
Tony Rich
Mark Winter

 

ADAO State Leadership Team

Mission:

1) To serve as a resource for the media, state, and national lawmakers.

State Leadership Team Coordinators

Region 1: Eastern Region – Marilyn Amento and Mike Mattmuller

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida,  Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.

Region 2: Midwestern Region– Heather Von St James and Domani Tripam
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota.

Region 3: Western Region – Ann Samuelson and Paul Zygielbaum
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington.