Allie Cashel
Institute Co-Chair, NLC Vermont

Allie Cashel is the author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme disease in an Age of Denial (North Atlantic Books) and the co-founder and president The Suffering the Silence Community, a nonprofit dedicated to leveraging the power of art, media, and storytelling to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding the experience of chronic illness and disability. Alongside her work with STS, Allie is now leading the effort to bring The Service Learning Project to schools throughout Vermont, empowering youth to become active citizens in their schools and communities while learning that civic engagement is essential to an effective and equitable democracy.