Danielle Vakoutis was introduced to the NHA as a baby by her grandparents, Irving and Ruth Schoenfeld. She has fond memories of attending the annual NHA conferences as a child and could be seen most days riding on her grandfather’s shoulders, who most members referred to as the Pied Piper of the NHA. Through her grandparents and the NHA, she learned that living a health-promoting lifestyle, including eating a whole food plant-based diet, meant that you can live a vibrant, joyful, energetic, healthful, medication-free life well into your 90s, as both of her grandparents did.
Knowing the magical benefits of fasting, Danielle chose to spend her 40th birthday fasting at the True North Health Center, and she loved it so much she went again two years later. Danielle says she would go every year if she could.
Danielle grew up in South Florida and graduated from the University of Miami, with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a focus in accounting. After graduating, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked at the accounting firm Arthur Anderson, while also obtaining her Certified Public Accountant license.
While she enjoyed working as an accountant, Danielle turned her interest to law. In 2008, she received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Danielle currently practices estate planning, estate and trust administration, and litigation at the firm HAN Legal in Oregon.
When not working, Danielle loves spending time playing video games with her son, doing hot yoga, and escaping to the ocean.