Ondina Hawthorne,M.S. Ed.

Vice President/Co Founder

Has a Master Degree in Special Education,She’s a loving mother, singer/songwriter and author. Ondina is the Vice President and Co-founder of The Elijah-Alavi Foundation. The Elijah-Alavi Foundation was created in Honor of her son Elijah-Alavi who had passed away on November 3, rd 2017, due to a tragic incident of an anaphylaxis reaction.The death of her child caused her to explore her Good Mourning's. Challenge with her loss, Dina Hawthorne shares a raw, vivid, emotionally driven and heart-wrenching self-expression of grief openly. "Grief isn't an emotion that should be contained. Ondina and her husband Thomas create a legislation in NY State called Elijah’s Law and had partnered with another company to create an accredited educational curriculum that will educate and train educators in early childcare, daycares in New York & beyond. The Elijah-Alavi Foundation focuses on bringing food allergy awareness and education to communities that are faced with disparity.