It is with heavy hearts we share the news of the recent sudden passing of our colleague and Connecting ALS podcast host, Jeremy Holden. Jeremy was an amazing friend and coworker to so many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was passionate about our mission, and made it a priority to help make a difference for the community we serve. His contributions to the Association and the families he touched will never be forgotten.

For this reason, Connecting ALS will be taking a pause while we mourn Jeremy’s loss. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.


A weekly podcast for the community of people living with and leading the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

We feature long-form conversations with research experts, lawmakers, advocates, health care experts and more on topics that include the latest news in legislation and activism, practical advice about living your best life while fighting ALS, and the newest scientific developments helping turn ALS into a livable disease while bringing us ever closer to a cure.

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Jeremy Holden

Jeremy is director of mission communications for The ALS Association. He has more than 20 years of professional experience as a writer, radio host and storyteller. He has a degree in American history from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree from The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. He lives in North Carolina and shares a home office with two standard schnauzers – Otto and Sophie.


Alex Brouwer

Alex Brouwer is an audio specialist. Experienced in editing, mixing, mastering, producing, and composing, he draws on his wide range of skills to bring audio projects to the next level. Alex’s audio chops have been trusted by the likes of ABC, NBC, Wondery, Spotify, Spoke Media, Burnett Music, Pray, and many other companies. He spends his days in his home studio polishing sound into digital greatness.


Gabriela Montequin

Gabriela is a production manager and coordinator who has supervised the creation of everything from digital media campaigns, to live theater, to animated instructional videos. She finds passion in giving innovative artists the resources and organization they need to create compelling content. After receiving an MBA specialized in Film Production and Entertainment Business, Gabriela began producing content for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She has since created social media advertisements for brands such as B&H Photo, Polaroid, and Google. No matter the project, she works with the goal of helping creators and organizations inspire their audiences.

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