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Leadership

Council Members


Irena Glover, Ph.D
Chair

Assistant Professor at Madonna University, Detroit, MI



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

Faculty Department Chair, Department of Early Education and Family Studies, Portland Community College, Portland, OR


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


Anne Clarkson, Ph. D
Past-Chair
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
Atlanta, GA



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


John Jeffers
Retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Owls Head, ME


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


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
Founder, Family Empowerment Consultant, Ltd., Cleveland, OH





Wales Brown
(In Memoriam)

Advisors


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/

Bookkeeper

Retired CFO Independent Schools, North Carolina 


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