Sue Allen (Christian Active Parenting) holds
a masters degree in Human Development and Family Relations.
She is the Director of Womens Discipleship at Northside
Church in Atlanta. Seeking to share Gods love and inspiration
with others, Sue has authored numerous Christian books and is
a dedicated daily contributor to her blog. She and her husband
are the parents of four children.
Susan Boyan, M.Ed.
Susan Boyan, M.Ed., (Cooperative Parenting
and Divorce) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She has worked with children and families since 1971 and has
been in private practice since 1984. Mrs. Boyan is a clinical
member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
She is also a member and research chair for the Georgia Play
Therapy Association. Some of her other organizations include:
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Association of
Fathers and Children, Step Family Association, Association of
Christian Counselors, Southeast Psychomotor Society and the National
Association for Children of Alcoholics. She consults extensively
and presents numerous professional presentations to national,
state and local audiences. Mrs. Boyan does expert witness testimony
and has written articles on Parental Alienation. She is a former
special education teacher and rehabilitation counselor. Mrs.
Boyan divorced in 1979. In 1981 she married and has two daughters.
She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family.
Einstein (Active Parenting for Stepfamilies)
is one of Americas leading educators in the field of stepfamily
living. A Marriage & Family Therapist in Ithaca, NY, author
and lecturer, shes also a creative teacher, workshop trainer,
and stepfamily consultant. For the past 20 years, shes
presented workshops through social work schools at leading universities
and throughout the military community through its family advocacy
programs. For more about Elizabeth Einstein and her work, please
visit her web site: http://www.stepfamilyliving.com/.
Betsy Gard, Ph.D., (1,2,3,4
Parents!) is a child and family therapist at the Atlanta
Area Family Psychiatry Clinic. She also works as a psychologist
at the Scottish Rite Childrens Medical Clinic and at Ridgeview
Hospital, both in Atlanta. When she is not counseling families,
she is teaching counseling to students at Emory University. Dr.
Gard received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington
University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has three children: a
26-year-old stepdaughter, a 13-year-old daughter, and a 6-year-old son whom she
recently adopted from Russia.
Mary Joe Hannaford, S. Ed.
Mary Joe Hannaford, S. Ed., (Windows)
was a nationally known counselor educator and supervisor. She
worked for many years in loss education. This dynamic, inspirational
speaker and workshop leader was the coordinator of guidance and
counseling in the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Schools and held
a Specialist degree in counseling with special work in business
administration, English, psychology and art. Ms. Hannaford conducted
workshops on loss and was a consultant and trainer for school
systems and businesses. She also taught counseling in the Graduate
School of Education at Georgia State University. She received
the American School Counselor Second Award in Professional Writing
and the American School Counseling Association Award in Counseling
Supervision. She wrote the books Counselors Under Construction
and The Joy of Sorrow. Ms. Hannaford died in 1991.
Jane M. Healy,
Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., (Parents on Board) is currently a reading
and learning specialist and has been a teacher, lecturer, college
professor and elementary administrator. She is recognized worldwide
for her books, lectures and consulting on the applications of
brain research to practical classroom and parenting situations.
She has received national media coverage for her ideas about
the impact of television on childrens brain development.
Dr. Healy received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Case
Western Reserve University.
Hendrickson, MA, MSW, ACSW
Margaret J. "Peggy" Hendrickson (Families
in Action) is an educator and social worker with 25 years
of experience in providing prevention services. Her credentials
include a BA in English and psychology from the University of
Michigan, an MA in education from Central Michigan University,
and an MSW from Michigan State University. Ms. Hendrickson has
designed, implemented, and evaluated a number of successful prevention
and early intervention programs including the Families
in Action curriculum. She currently divides her time between
northern Michigan and southern Arizona, working as a consultant
and grant writer for health and human service organizations.
Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D., (1,2,3,4 Parents!)
is the director and a counselor at the Wellspring Center for
Family Development in Lubbock, Texas. She is also a professor
of Counselor and Early Childhood Education at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Montgomery heads several community organizations and leads
Active Parenting classes. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development
and Family Studies at Texas Tech. Her children are ages 16, 13,
Melody Popkin (Christian Active Parenting)
is Manager of Christian Resources at Active Parenting, where
she works alongside her husband, Dr. Michael Popkin. Melodys
background in software training combined with her deep devotion
to Christianity and faith studies gave rise to her desire to
create a Christian version of the Active Parenting program.
Michael H. Popkin,
Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., is one of the nations
foremost experts on parent education. A former child and family
therapist, Dr. Popkin has written more than twenty books, including
seven best-selling video-based discussion programs. Dr. Popkins
experience as an expert in the field of parent education includes
serving on the panel Parenting as Prevention for
the US Government Office of Substance Abuse Prevention. Dr. Popkin
received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State
University. For more about Dr. Popkin and the programs he has
written, see our About Dr. Popkin
Barbara Lynn Taylor, M.Ed.
Barbara Lynn Taylor, M.Ed., (Successful
Parenting) has taught elementary school and served as
a school counselor. Along with creating the Successful Parenting
series, she hosted a weekly radio talk show called Make
Time for Children, presents workshops, and has appeared
on television discussing school, children, families and parenting
skills. She is married and the mother of
Marie Termini, Ed.S., M.S.
Marie Termini, Ed.S., M.S., (Cooperative
Parenting and Divorce) is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
She has worked with children and families since 1979. Respected
in her field, she has conducted seminars on the national, state,
and local levels. She has experience developing programs that
meet the specific needs of professionals working with children
and their families. Mrs. Termini has also published material
in professional journals focusing on the therapeutic needs of
children. She is a former officer for the San Antonio Association
for Marriage and Family Therapy and coordinator for special education
services. She has been awarded Clinical Membership in the American
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Among her many professional
activities, Mrs. Termini is a consultant for a family court in
Pennsylvania and maintains a private practice. She resides in
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two daughters.