NPEN Council Members

Meg Akabas
Chair

Independent Certified Parenting Educator, New York, New York

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

Wales Brown
Secretary
Credentialed Senior Parenting Educator, Schenectady, New York

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

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

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

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

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

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