Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Jenny McCarthy is a best-selling author, actress, activist, and mother who recovered her son Evan from autism. Her latest book, Louder than Words, profiled her own son’s journey of recovery. She is also the co-founder of, which produces a DVD educational series that targets core speech, language, play and social skills through video modeling.

Though best known for his acting, Jim Carrey has long been involved in a diverse range of charity work. He is thrilled to join Generation Rescue in it's effort to promote autism awareness and recovery. Because of his relationship with Jenny and their experiences with her son Evan, Jim has come to have a better understanding of autism and the many alternative treatments that are making a difference in thousands of children's lives. You can find out more about Jim's philanthropic efforts at, a website outlining the activities and goals of the Better U Foundation, of which he is president and founder.

Deirdre Imus is a national leader in children’s health and environmental awareness.  Mrs. Imus is the Founder and President of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®.  She is co-founder and co-director with husband, Don Imus, of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer.  Mrs. Imus is a best-selling author of the Green This! series, including the latest book Growing Up Green, Baby and Child Care.

Before devoting her full-time efforts to recovering her son Christian, Katie Wright was the Clinical Director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Her son was the inspiration for the formation of Autism Speaks. Ms. Wright also serves on the boards of the National Autism Association and SafeMinds.

JB and Lisa Handley Generation Rescue was founded as an act of love to their son and to all the other children who are fighting to live the life they were meant to live.

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