NPEN Council Members

Meg Akabas
Chair

Independent Certified Parenting Educator, New York, New York

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

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

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

Andrew Garland-Forshee, Ph.D., HS-BCP
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

Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE
President/CEO of Relationship Toolshop® International Training Institute, LLC

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

Lisa Krause, M.A.
Adjunct Professor and Educational Consultant at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Rebecca Parlakian, M.A.
Senior Director of Programs at ZERO TO THREE, Washington, DC

Jessica Russell
Ready To Learn Coordinator, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, NV

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

Valerie Wajda-Johnston
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine

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

Wales Brown
*In Memoriam

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