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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Suzy Garfinkle,

Founder & President

Gary Ferdman,
Vice President of Fundraising
Director of Major Gifts, Common Cause

Carol Lewke,
Vice President of Public Information
President, Chicago Learns

Mimi Plevin-Foust,
Vice President of Marketing
President, Wide Time Productions

Marilyn Swierk, CFCS, CFLE,
Vice President of Programming
President-elect, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS); Author

Dana McDermott, Ph.D., CFLE,
Secretary
School for New Learning, DePaul University


Dorrie Maxwell,
Treasurer, Certified Public Accountant

Keith F. Backer
Attorney at Law

Joan Message Barbuto, M.A., M.A.T.
Author, The ABCs of Parenting Coordinator, Connecticut Coalition for Parenting Education

Myriam Miedzian, Ph.D.
Social Philosopher; Professor Author of Boys Will Be Boys; Breaking the Link Between Masculinity & Violence

Janet Pozmantier,
M.S., L.P.C., L.M.F.T., R.P.T.
Parents Under Construction Program Director, Childbuilders

Andrea M. Schuver
Executive Director


ADVISORY BOARD


Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for the Improvement of Child Caring

Rabbi Balfour Brickner*
Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Executive Director, The Engelberg Foundation

James P. Comer, M.D., M.P.H.
Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center; Founder, Comer School Development Program

Jack Cuffari
Communications Consultant

Rebecca Doggett
Educational Consultant

Jonah Edelman
Executive Director, Stand for Children

Mary Gordon
Director & Founder, "Roots of Empathy"™

Kathryn Grody
Performing Artist; Author, A Mom's Life

Stuart I. Harris, FCA
Founder/President,
Pinellas Circle of Change

Harriet E. Heath, Ph.D.
Director, The Parent Center, Bryn Mawr College;
Curriculum Author

Lou Howort
Health Teacher; New York State
Parenting Education Trainer; Co-author New York City Parenting Education Curriculum

Mary M. Jurmain
President & CEO, Realityworks, Inc.

U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy*
Massachusetts

U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
Rhode Island

Margaret R. Kind, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology; Co-author NYC Curriculum

Jonathan Kozol
Author, Amazing Grace & Savage Inequalities

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu
Louisiana

Pat Loncto
Former New York State Parenting Coordinator

U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Washington

Mandy Patinkin
Performing Artist

David Popenoe, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology & Co-Director of the
National Marriage Project, Rutgers University

Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School; Author

 


Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.
Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center & Medical School
President of Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, & Families Author, Fatherneed & Me, Myself, & I

Jacquelynn Puriefoy-Brinkley
President & CEO, Educating Children for Parenting®

Tom Roderick
Executive Director, Educators for Social Responsibility, New York Metropolitan Area

Belinda Rollins
President, Parenting Coalition International, Inc.

Christopher Sarson
Television Producer; Creator, Masterpiece Theatre,® Zoom,® & Parenting Works!®

Judith Schiffer, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Principal, Teacher, Communications Executive Author of School Renewal Through Staff Development

Mary B. Schroer
Former Michigan State Representative; Trustee, Washtenaw County Community College Board

Jane Carney Schulze, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Californians for Parenting Education in Schools

U.S. Congresswoman Louise McIntosh Slaughter
New York

Senator John Vasconcellos
California State Senator, Retired

Bernice Weissbourd
Founder, Family Focus

Jack C. Westman, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Former U.S. Congressman Robert Wexler
Florida

Peter Yarrow
"Peter, Paul, & Mary;" creator, “Don’t Laugh at Me” Program

Darlene E. Yoquelet, CFCS
Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Curriculum Writer 2000 Leader, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Edward Zigler, Ph.D.
Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University Director of the Bush Center in Child Development & Social Policy

* of blessed memory

 
 

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