Advisory Council

YogAutism graciously receives guidance from the following highly skilled & dedicated individuals:

Scott Anderson

Founder, YogAutism, Inc.

[Please see Our Founder page for more info about Scott]

Jan Hummer

Founder, Open Minds, Inc.

Jan holds a Master's degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University. She is the Co-Founder/Director of Open Minds, Inc., a non-profit contemplative justice education program serving counties in western and mid Maryland, where she lives. Jan volunteers for different organizations focusing on social change and has a long history of working with students with disabilities.

Jess Vargas

Jess has multiple talents and skills, including advising on Autism spectrum and sensory processing information and experiences. Jess is also an active committee member of the Autism Society of South Central WI and has gained immense value from many years of yoga and meditative practices.

Jack Longert

Jack is a legal advocate/counselor and a consultant in the IRIS program, a Medicaid-based program for adults with longterm care needs, including adults with autism.

Jack is dedicated to using his skills to help people in underserved and disadvantaged populations achieve their goals and desires to fully participate in the world around them. His professional career as an attorney has centered around helping and learning from people who have a lot to offer but are not often recognized as such. YogAutism's mission very much fits into his passion to find creative ways to reach these goals. Jack is enthusiastic about offering his skills, while continuing to learn and use that knowledge to "pass it forward."