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Andrea Fabry

Andrea FabryFounder / President

Andrea is a former journalist, a radio host, and the mother of nine children. Her road to awareness began in 2008 when a serious toxic mold exposure compromised her family's health. Since then, Andrea has become certified in the field of Building Biology and is dedicated to using her knowledge to help others. She currently resides in Vail, AZ, with her husband, Chris, and four of their children. You can find out more about Andrea's story at her blog, It Takes Time.

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Sherry Parmelee

Sherry ParmeleeHead Administrator /

Web Developer

Sherry's talent for organization and eye for detail make her one of momsAWARE's greatest assets. After 20+ years as an application developer for an international Christian ministry in the Chicago area, she embarked on a freelance career and now enjoys working with her husband, Dan, from their home in mid-coast Maine. You can view more of their work at Parmelee WebWorks.

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Kristina Townsend

Kristina TownsendVP Sales & Marketing /

Community Relations

Kristina suffered an acute exposure to toxic mold in 2007 while working on location for a major U.S. retailer in the Virgin Islands. She experienced her first mini-stroke three weeks after moving into a condominium that had been condemned two years prior to her stay. Kristina suffered brain damage and numerous physical complications, as did her young daughter due to subsequent cross-contamination. In a landmark case in 2009, Kristina was granted Social Security Disability for her mold-related injuries. After undergoing an intense treatment regimen including brain rehabilitation, OT, PT, and speech therapy, she now advocates for those injured by indoor air contaminates, fulfilling her passion to help raise awareness and educate others on the subject of environmental health.

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Dan Parmelee

Dan ParmeleeTechnology Specialist

With decades of experience in software development, network management, hardware integration, and more recently, video production and web design, Dan brings a wealth of technological expertise to the online operations of momsAWARE. He and his wife, Sherry, have recently relocated from the Chicago area to the beautiful mid-coast region of Maine, where they continue to manage their website development business, Parmelee WebWorks.

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Megan Fabry

Megan FabryBoard Member / Advocate

Having battled Biotoxin Illness since birth, Megan has become a source of healing and strength to others who struggle with health issues. She currently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator/Head ESL Teacher at Somali Bantu Association of Tucson, AZ, and is also a board member and advocate for Rural Orphans and Widows AIDS Network.

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Kelly Batic

Kelly BaticBoard Member / Advocate

A former medical assistant and preschool teacher, Kelly seeks to use the knowledge gained from her family's toxic mold journey to help others find answers and resources. Her passion is to minister to those affected by toxic-related illnesses as they walk through the steps to recovery. Kelly currently resides in Indiana with her husband, Greg, where she passionately serves as homemaker and teacher to their five glorious children.

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Greg Batic

Greg BaticBoard Member / Advocate

Greg serves as a Learning Technologist Associate for Ball State University Libraries. He has a BS in Elementary Education and is a recent graduate of Taylor University. Since vacating their toxic home in 2010, Greg continues to focus on his family's health recovery while seeking to help others impacted by toxic mold. Greg's passion is to educate others on the effects of airborne toxins and indoor air quality. He currently resides in Indiana with his wife, Kelly, and their five children.

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Quotes

"The entire time we lived in our (mold-infested) house the kitchen sponge would get musty smelling within 3-4 days. It was so strange. I had to buy a pack of sponges nearly every week."

– Anonymous

"The ERMI mold test as well as your helpful articles and Toxic Talk Tuesday programs have helped us avoid a terrible mistake in purchasing a new home."

– Angela

"We all suffered from headaches, hormonal body temperature fluctuations, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty breathing, thrush, rashes, and yeast infections... we vacated our home two weeks ago."

– Anonymous

"We were having a lot of health problems and had been to the doctor countless times... we had large circles of slimy greenish-black mold on the bathroom ceiling, where it had caved in a few months before."

– C.

"I knew it was mold, but doctors kept telling me I had anxiety. I was sitting in my office and could not remember who I was talking to, or what we were talking about."

– Brenda

"I had been struggling with headaches, head fog, breathing difficulties (unable to get a full breath), constant scalp tingling, migraines, nausea, feeling spacey/detached, and severe itchy skin."

– Anonymous

"Our family has been out of our home for 9 months due to mold... I am so scared and weak from all of this. We have lost friends; family members don't understand."

– Anonymous

"I'm new at this, but today I cleaned my bathroom with baking soda and vinegar. It's much better not having those strong chemical smells afterwards."

– Anonymous

"In my moldy home if I left the wet clothes in the washer they would get musty very quickly and I'd have to re-wash... Sometimes I'd run a load, go to work, and they'd be musty when I returned that evening."

– Anonymous

"I've been living in a mold-infested home for 13 months... I was going CRAZY! Finally figured it out... Just a few days of recovering in a mold-free home and I feel AMAZING!!!"

– Lauren

"Both of my sons went downhill quickly and coughed for months... They both lost their ability to read, had profound vision disturbances, and had phenomenal gastric issues."

– Lee

"...at age 35 or 36 I started to become allergic to everything, and I got asthma at age 36... I went to doctor after doctor after doctor and was desperate for help, but nobody could help me."

– Mia

"My daughter has had many blood samples taken to test for everything imaginable and her doctor just seems puzzled. Everything comes back normal."

– Anonymous

"I was skeptical at first that these (natural cleaning) products would work, but they work better than the stuff I buy at the store! We will soon be moving to the personal care products as well!"

– Jennifer

"We had some water leaks in our home... we never thought we needed to clean out and remove the floor, the ceiling, or the drywall... my two small children and I have remained constantly sick for years in this home."

– Mia

"My daughter started having digestive problems... heart palpitations... coughing episodes... muscle/joint pain... asthma/allergies... Her doctor finally advised me to check for mold in our home."

– Anonymous

"My symptoms persisted and eventually turned into lethargy and depression. At the age of 26, I required a nap every evening after work."

– Jennifer

"I have been sick for almost 6 months now and doctors were not able to figure out why. I finally put it all together after going away for vacation for a week and suddenly my symptoms were going away."

– Anonymous

"I started finding myself sitting on the floor in rooms of my house and not remembering how I got there, what I was doing before, or how long I had been there."

– Brenda

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