Theresa E. Mulvaney

The mother of four children ages seventeen to twenty-seven. Theresa has been a parent advocate for children with learning disabilities and their families, as well as her current work for those affected by scoliosis. Her advocacy to protect the rights of special education children resulted in a favorable decision from the Commission of Education preventing the local school district from unilaterally removing an entire group of special education students from their home school without their parents’ consent.

More recently, her daughter’s experience with scoliosis and their leadership roles with Curvy Girls have prompted Theresa to advocate for modifying the U.S. standard of care for scoliosis to emphasize more conservative approaches.

Theresa and her husband, Bobby, an electronics engineering IT professional, reside in Mount Sinai, NY.


Robin Machson Stoltz, LCSW, BCD, CASAC

An educator and clinical social worker for over 30 years, Robin is also the mother of two young adult children. Her younger child Leah’s experience with scoliosis, which inspired her to start Curvy Girls, also led Robin to meet with Girls’ parents to lend comfort and guidance to their plight. After many years as Deputy Executive Director of a behavioral health center, Robin now has a private practice specializing in adolescents and adults. She holds credentials in addiction disorders and has recently completed advanced training in EMDR, an evidence-based approach to helping people overcome trauma-involved experiences. Robin is currently completing her second book addressing the experience of paternal abandonment.

Robin and her husband, Michael, also a social worker, reside in Smithtown, NY.