Pamela J. Compart, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Columbia, Maryland. She completed a pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and fellowship training in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She combines traditional and complementary medicine approaches to the treatment of ADHD, autism, and other behavioral and developmental disorders. Dietary changes and use of nutritional supplements complement traditional treatments such as appropriate educational placement and speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other therapies. She founded and directed HeartLight Healing Arts, a multi-disciplinary integrated holistic health care practice providing services for children, adults, and families for 15 years. She is currently in solo practice, focusing on her passions of patient care, teaching, and writing. She is also coauthor of The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook.
Dana Godbout Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, is a licensed nutritionist in Kensington, Maryland. Within her practice, Dana Laake Nutrition, she provides preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition therapy to adults and children. An honors graduate from Temple University (health sciences, dental hygiene), she received her master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland. She was recipient of the Temple University 50th Anniversary Outstanding Alumnus award. Ms. Laake has served as a Maryland Legislative assistant on health issues, was coauthor of the legislation that established licensure boards for dietetics and nutrition in both Maryland and Washington, DC, and has served four gubernatorial appointments on two health care regulatory boards (dentistry and dietetics). She has been a partner in three functional medicine practices and provides local and national continuing education courses. In addition to writing and hosting a radio show, Dana is a scientific advisor and content contributor for the Autism Exchange and for the Neurological Health Foundation Healthy Child Guide. She is also coauthor of The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook.