The Awareness Option® Foundation, Inc.
It is the mission of The Awareness Option Foundation to be a catalyst for improving the health and quality of life of people from all cultural backgrounds who are economically, socially or physically challenged, or who suffer from chronic illness. Committed to holistic healing, the Foundation underwrites programs and develops community partnerships which support experience-based health education opportunities.

TAO National Advisory Board

Greg Hitter, PhD
Miriam Jacobs, CMT, RPP, RPE
Meg Shehad, MA
Marianne Murray, PhD
Mary Ellen Rayner
Ruth Pinney, PhD
Scott W. Hansen

Current TAO Foundation Projects:

2008-09 - The 2009 Autistic Service Project

This project will be working with children and families living with autism. This initiative was influenced by Jan W. Cendese’s experiences treating an 11 year old autistic girl and her mother. The improvement and healing, as well as the increased coping behavior by both the daughter and her mother sparked the idea to provide experiences and service to a wider base of families living with autism.

TAO Foundation Board of Directors:

Jan Worsley Cendese, LCSW, LMT, CCP, APP - Executive Director
Nicholas L. Cendese - Secretary/Treasurer
Kerry E. Dew, MBA
Kelly Garrett, PhD
David Hodges
Alexander G. Cendese
Brenda Kell, LMT
Stephanie Owens, PhD

Current Members:

Dale Alexander
Dana Appling
Jody Baker
Catherine Balka
Marva Beesley
Jan Worsley Cendese, LCSW, LMT, CCP, APP
Nicholas L. Cendese
W. Ivan Cendese
Terry Cook
Kerry E. Dew
Episcopal Diocese of Utah
Paula Gordan
Harriet Goslins
Judy Greenman
Ben and Florence Hansen
Karen Hedger
Travis and Brenda Kell
Nancy Knape
Kimberly Lajoie
Rick Lawson
Karen Levetan
Jane and Tami Marquardt
David and Sherry Michelsen
Christine Mitchell
Marianne Murray
David Anson and Karen Nielsen-Anson
Jan Nystrom
Pauline Pantalone
Dr. Ruth Pinney
Mary Ellen Rayner
Laurel Roberts-Meese
Melene Rose
Nathan Shaw
Tori Skiles
Lois Swayne
Ruth Thielen
Randall CM Whitney
Richard Douglas Worsley


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