NPEN Council Members

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

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

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

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

Meg Akabas
Past Chair
Independent Certified Parenting Educator, New York, New York

Sherri Boles-Rogers
Independent Parenting Educator and Family Coach, Atlanta, GA

Greg David
Fatherhood Coordinator, Healthy Start Program, Lafayette, LA

Debbie Farr, Ph.D.
Owner, Flourishing Families; Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Dept., New England College, Henniker, NH

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

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

Karen Sweeney
Independent Credentialed Parenting Educator, Corning, NY

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

Wales Brown
*In Memoriam


Rachel Chrastil
Administrative Consultant and Parenting Educator, Minneapolis, MN

Kristine Stanik, NPEN Intern
Student, Family and Human Services program, Portland Community College

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