IDA Ambassadors

Hannah Andrusky Invisible Disabilities Ambassador

Hannah Andrusky

Hannah Andrusky is a talk show host, stylist, businesswoman, author, mom, daughter, sister and friend. She has a passion for people and their stories, and a God given gift for connecting with people from all walks of life. Hannah is an advocate for positive and spiritual change, which is the focus for her new show, ‘Hannah Talks’. Noted for her compassionate but candid style, Hannah promotes beauty that radiates from the inside out. Read full profile

Lori Frisher Invisible Disabilities Ambassador

Lori Frisher

Lori Frisher is an orchestrator, a team leader, an advocate, an entrepreneur, an athlete,  a survivor, a visionary who dares to dream beyond present parameters, and possesses an energy to take all she does to the next level.  Lori was born with a moderate to severe hearing loss. She spent 30+ years relying on hearing aids in both ears. While in junior and senior high school she competed at varsity levels in numerous sports.  Read full profile.

Mandy Harvey Singer Songwriter Invisible Disabilities Ambassador

Mandy Harvey

Mandy Harvey is an award winning singer, songwriter and motivational speaker who just happens to have an invisible disability. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008, her true passion could no longer be denied. Read full profile.

Russell Irwin Invisible Disabilities Ambassador

Russell Irwin

Russell Irwin is a nationally celebrated artist who brings to his work a great love for the human story. His paintings reveal the skill and ingenuity of a world class artist and the captivating visual narratives of a master story teller. His Story Portraits™ depicting the defining moments of great sporting events and the classic images of famous athletes at their craft have raised nearly $2,000,000 for charitable organizations nationwide. Read full profile.

Juliet Madsen

Juliet Madsen is a mother of three, a wife of 20 years and a retired United States Army veteran of two wars. She has flown an airplane, driven a tank, thrown grenades and fired all kinds of weapons. Juliet was a paramedic firefighter, forensic research assistant, and has two college degrees; one in biology and one in public health. In 2004, her convoy was hit by a roadside bomb, changing the course of her life forever. With a traumatic brain injury, she has endured years of physical and occupational therapy. Read full profile.

Invisible Disabilities Amassador Katie Maskey 2015 Mrs Ohio United States

Katie Maskey

Katie Maskey is a wife, advocate, volunteer, businesswoman, philanthropist, fashion stylist, and state titleholder.  Back in 2004, a few months before taking the walk down the wedding aisle, Katie fell ill and underwent a few lung surgeries.  From that point on, she has lived with chronic pain.  She is passionate about raising awareness to shed light on those living with an invisible disability. Read full profile.

Pete Ohlin Invisible Disabilities Ambassador

Pete Ohlin

Pete Ohlin’s passion for music actually came out of his own desperation for peace.  When Pete was eleven years old, his sister died from spinal meningitis.  After this event he struggled with depression and insomnia.  By the time Pete reached college he was in desperate need of peace in his life.  He believed that no matter what circumstances he faced or the hardships he had to endure; God could somehow use them to bless others.  Ironically, the only time Pete felt at total peace was when he played the piano.   Read full profile.

Michael Quinn Invisible Disabilities Ambassador

Michael Quinn

If not for some traumatic as well as life threatening experiences, Michael Quinn may not be who he is today. It was an odd number of miss steps in life that began in his early thirties which finally lead him to finding his passion as an Abstract Artist then to his creation of NeWorldArt. In addition, Michael’s new passion is to be involved in non-profits with a progressive movement towards Holistic Healing & Nutrition and charitable causes helping others by using the Arts to facilitate change. Read full profile.