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
Chair, Membership & Outreach

Independent Certified Parenting Educator, Phoenix, Arizona

Wales Brown
Credentialed Senior Parenting Educator, Schenectady, New York

Kimberly Allen, Ph. D., BCC
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Patricia Nan Anderson, Ed.D
Independent Consultant and Trainer, Seattle, Washington

Sean Brotherson, Ph. D.
Professor and Extension Family Science Specialist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Anne Clarkson, Ph. D.
Digital Parenting Education Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension

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

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

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

Ellie McCann
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

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

Jamila B. Taylor, MBA
Associate Director, Early Years Network, Mississippi State University Extension Service

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


Virginia Hamlett Rodillas, MS, CFLE 
Administrative Consultant

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

Liz Pearce, M. Ed. 
Web Content Manager, Nonprofit Advocate and Consultant, Richmond, VA