As President & General Counsel of Children’s Health Defense, Mary Holland has been involved in the vaccine choice and health freedom movement for more than two decades. “Once I learned about the extreme liability protection that industry and healthcare providers enjoy and the suppression of accurate science and information about vaccine risk and injury, I understood the need for immediate, radical systemic change. I’ve been devoted to that change ever since.”
[Note: As of 4/2/23, Ms. Holland is on leave as CHD’S President and General Counsel while traveling with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and staff.]
Like CHD, Holland seeks to end the epidemic of chronic childhood diseases, hold those responsible accountable, and create safeguards so that these epidemics never happen again. Through its education, advocacy, litigation and research, CHD challenges federal and state governments, pharmaceutical companies, corporations and corrupt regulatory agencies to end the practices that are harming children’s health. In the age of COVID, CHD’s mission to protect health, and especially infants’ and children’s health, has never been more important.
Before joining CHD’s staff in fall 2019, Holland directed the Graduate Lawyering Program at the NYU School of Law for 15 years and lectured at the Columbia Law School on international human rights advocacy. She frequently testified in state legislatures around the country to retain or expand religious, medical and philosophical exemptions to vaccine mandates. Holland has co-authored two books on vaccines, Vaccine Epidemic and The HPV Vaccine on Trial: Seeking Justice for a Generation Betrayed and many articles about vaccine law and policy.