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Council Members

Irena Glover, Ph.D

Assistant Professor at Madonna University, Detroit, MI

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, Las Vegas, NV

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

Danielle, Aretz

Pediatrician, San Diego, CA

Mollie Bailey

Program Specialist, First Thinks First, Phoenix, AZ

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

Barbara Harvey

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

John Jeffers

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

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

Kristine Stanik

Student, Family and Human Services program, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Karen Sweeney
Independent Credentialed Parenting Educator, Corning, NY

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

Valerie Wajda-Johnston, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Celia Wilson

Wales Brown
(In Memoriam)


Meg Akabas
Independent Certified Parenting Educator, New York, NY

Betty Cooke, Ph.D
Retired Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie Jones
Independent Parenting Educator & Family Life Consultant, Oak Island, NC

Glen Palm
Professor Emeritus, Child & Family Studies
St. Cloud State University, MN

Mary Kay Stranik
Parenting Educator Consultant, Retired Executive Director of MELD, Minneapolis, MN

Staff Support

Rachel Chrastil, M.Ed
Administrative Consultant
Parenting Educator, Minneapolis, MN

Dale Mullarkey

Financial Consultant/


Retired CFO Independent Schools, North Carolina 

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