NPEN Council Members

Stephanie T. Jones
Parenting Educator, Possibility Parenting, Oak Island, NC

Meg Akabas

Independent Certified Parenting Educator, New York, New York

Sandy Kraus

Independent Certified Parenting Educator, Phoenix, Arizona

Wales Brown
Credentialed Senior Parenting Educator, Schenectady, New York

Nicola Brown, M.S.W.
Visiting Professor, Florida International Univeristy, Miami, FL

Anne Clarkson, Ph. D.
Co-Chair, Communication Committee
Digital Parenting Education Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Andrew Garland-Forshee, Ph.D., HS-BCP
Chair, Membership & Outreach
Faculty Department Chair, Department of Early Education and Family Studies, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Irena Glover, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan

Harriet Heath, Ph.D. 
Psychologist, Author, Parent Educator, Winter Harbor, Maine

Gary Johnson, M. Ed. 
Director, Great Circle / Parenting Life Skills Center, Springfield, MO

YaeBin Kim, Ph.D
Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension

Ellie McCann
Co-Chair, Communication Committee

Extension Educator and Associate Professor, Center for Family Development, University of Minnesota Extension
Moorhead, MN

Sandra McClintic, Ph. D., CFLE
Assistant Professor, Family Studies, Texas Woman’s University, Argyle, Texas

Dana R. McDermott, Ph.D, CFLE
Chair, Nominating Committee
Associate Professor Emeritus, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Ellen Taner, M.S.
Parenting and Family Education Consultant, Taner Associates

Sherece Shavel, Ph.D., LMSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Park University, Leavenworth, Kansas

Connie Sheppard
County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences, Converse, Texas

Judith Rae Wolf, M.S.
Association Team Coordinator, Family Development Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Binghamton, NY

Waganesh Zeleke, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Kamen Gordon
Web Developer, President and Founder, Stovepipe, Richmond, VA