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Meet our 2020 speakers

The Parent and Nanny Conference has 70 expert speakers and panelists presenting over 40 on-demand seminars.



The Nanny Academy

Amara Agbim has been an entrepreneur for fourteen years. She published the WORKLIFE Magazine from 2008 to 2011 before founding The Nanny Academy in 2010.Amara studied Media and Communication at the Pan-African University; holds a Master of Arts in English Language from the University of Lagos, and a first degree in English Education from Imo State University, Owerri.



Director of Nanny Advocacy

For 18 years, Mirella Alexis has been a early childhood teacher (birth-2nd grade), professional nanny, daycare provider, and newborn care specialist. Mirella graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Columbia College in Music Business Management & Marketing, as well as Early Childhood Education. She also earned a Masters degree in Internet Marketing. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is trained in child nutrition, positive discipline, and baby sign language.



Newborn Care and Postpartum Doula

Alexandra Latten Argosino is a highly recommended Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula. Alexandra graduated in 1989 with a Nursing Degree and worked several years in Pediatric care. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Alexandra has always worked with newborns as a sitter, au-pair, nanny, nurse and for the past 15 years, as a Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula.

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Emergency Medical Services

Austin-Travis County, Texas

Captain Amanda Baker works with Austin-Travis Emergency Medical Services and shares her expertise in passenger (car seat) safety and water safety.



Early Childcare and Education

Amanda Blagman has worked tirelessly for the children and teachers, caregivers, and programs involved in the field of early care and education for more than 40 years. Working both within and outside of the Early Care and Education field, she has been a model for others to provide the leadership to design and coordinate training and technical assistance to child care providers.  Her expertise in child development, curriculum and program development and implementation, quality improvement, non-profit business management, training and grant writing have been recognized within New Jersey as well as through presentations at national conferences.



Fine Tuned Families

For the past 20 years, Janet Bonnin has passionately guided families, especially those with Tweens and Teens, to reduce the burden of stress & thrive! Janet coaches her parent-clients to develop awesome parenting skills, her Teen-clients to find inner motivation, all to deepen inter-family communication, and put the kids on the path to success as adults! As a Trained and Certified Life Coach and "Becoming A Love and Logic Parent" facilitator, Janet brings a wealth of training and experience to any parent's table.



Career Coaching for the Modern Nanny


Sarah Carlisle Stewart has utilized her B.A. in Psychology for years dedicated to supporting families through behavioral therapy, parent coaching, respite, nannying and so much more. She is a child caregiver gone Coach empowering caregivers to rediscover themselves amidst burn out and make impact aligned with their integrity, authenticity, and self-worth.



Root Physical Therapy and Wellness, LLC

Dr. Amber Brown, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, RYT is the founder and owner of Root Physical Therapy and Wellness. As a doctor of physical therapy she focuses on orthopedic conditions, oncology rehab, chronic pain management, Women’s Health, prenatal and postpartum care. Amber is also the founder and owner of Care 4 You First. As a certified financial coach and health coach, Amber shares financial and wealth tips to guide people on the pathway to financial freedom without sacrificing their health.



Professional Nanny

Sara E. Brenton is a career professional nanny of 20+ years. She has degrees in culinary arts and food marketing, sales and management, but has always had a passion for working with children. Sara holds certificates in childcare and specializes in caring for children with special needs, including physical, psychological, and neurological conditions. Sara says that she feels called to work with children that are differently abled, citing that the patience for a child is easy to come by, and it doesn't really ever feel like "work". 



United for All Ages


Stephen and Denise Burke set up United for All Ages in 2010 after careers in childcare and early education and in eldercare, health and local government. Between them, they have over sixty years’ experience of senior management and leadership across public, private and voluntary sectors. They are known for pioneering innovation and leading social change in the UK and beyond.



Professional Nanny

Ashley Cunningham is a professional nanny living in San Diego, CA. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development and is an advocate for child-led learning during the early years of child development. Ashley is a panelist for the Generational Views in Childcare seminar.

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Emergency Medical Services

Austin-Travis County, Texas

Captain Randy Chhabra works with Austin-Travis Emergency Medical Services and is a member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board.


Well Positioned Early Childcare Solutions


La’Keisha Ciprian is an Education Consultant & Coach for over 18 years in early childhood education, nonprofit, and higher education. La’Keisha's expertise is in education technology and she supports early childhood businesses with website design, staff training, and email marketing using the power of technology! La’Keisha has an inherent passion for developing educators; she believes that knowledge is power and strives to help others rise to the top!


Elite Metro Nannies


Crystal Crawford is a Certified School Social Worker. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals as an agent of support and guidance. Crystal studied Psychology at Tuskegee University and received her Master's in Social Work from Savannah State University. With Crystal’s educational background and overall passion for children, she has helped several families find their perfect match and has been coined as “The Nanny Broker.”


President of Berkshire County Head Start's Board of Directors

Sue Doucette is an early childhood enthusiast. An educator and author, she has been an early childhood classroom teacher, administrator, workshop trainer, television producer and host, developer of curriculum materials and advocate for families and children. Sue has presented at statewide (MA) and national conferences (NAEYC Professional Development Institute 2011). She has taught early childhood and elementary school, and at the college level since 2015. Sue has partnered with community agencies to develop Wee Read, an early childhood initiative in Pittsfield, MA. Currently, Sue is President of Berkshire County Head Start’s Board of Directors.


Miss Nanny Monique

As a child caregiver for over 20 years, Monique DuPree has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience related to early childhood education, learning through play, early age reading and the importance of diverse characters of color in children's fictional literature. Monique has recently been featured in several media outlets including articles published in Generation Nanny and Nanny Magazine.


International Nannies in Zürich


Ana Felline is a professional nanny who lives and works in Zurich, the Swiss German-speaking part of Switzerland. Originally from Portugal, she has many years of experience as an emigrant, where she has adapted well to a country with many different languages, unique culture and rules, especially surrounding caring for children.




Julia is Head of Consultancy and Training , Agency & Alumni at Norland. Julia graduated from Norland College in 1985, and went on to set up her own award winning nursery in 2001.Since Julia trained at Norland, she has gone on to acquire a First Class honours degree in Early Years Care and Education, in addition to Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). In recent years Julia has been involved in many Early Years initiatives across the country and specialised in leadership issues and sustainability  in nurseries and children’s centres. This led to Julia being asked to make presentations and attend conferences across the country to make keynote speeches.


Professional Nanny

With over 31 years in private service, Kellie Geres is a nanny industry veteran specializing in working with divorced parents, transitioning to household management and working with nanny organizations and agencies providing consulting, small business and social media services. Kellie is an active leader in the industry as the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) Administrative Assistant, co-Chair for National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) and co-Founder with Sue Downey of Our Nanny Diary. Kellie was named the 1997 International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year and was honored in 2014 with the Domestic Estate Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award.


Hilde, LLC


As a Family Coach and Stress & Anxiety Relief Specialist, Hilde Gross has been working closely with families, individuals, couples, schools, teachers, organizations, and large corporations for over 18 years. Her mission is to help adults and children deal with today’s stresses and challenges, solve problems of everyday life and reduce stress, anxiety, traumas and other emotional challenges.


Boss Consulting, LLC


Lawrence Henderson is a comfort disrupting leadership & organizational development speaker, coach, & trainer. As the Senior Development Partner for Business Operational Support Services (BOSS), Lawrence has an unquenchable desire to help bridge the gap for others in their understanding of identity and purpose by speaking from the TED stage, facilitating workshops, and sharing seminars that provide people the tools to lead today and well into the future.


Ask the Nanny


Angela Johnson Sutherland has worked professionally in the childcare industry for over 30 years as a Home Daycare Provider, Preschool Teacher, Nanny, Nanny Mentor, Baby Sign Language Instructor, New Parent Educator, Newborn Care Specialist and Lactation Educator. Angela studied Business Administration at the University of Arkansas and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education at Prince George’s Community College.


Nanny of the Year, 2019

Heidi Joline lives in the sunny area of Los Angeles California, where she currently works for an amazing family as their nanny. Heidi started working with children at a young age and enjoys creating a flexible lesson plan that works in her nanny life and with her nanny families. In 2019, Heidi was honored to be named The Nanny of The Year. She enjoys her local nanny community and also meeting nannies all over the world, learning and gaining knowledge from them. 


Kappa Learning Group


Jocelyn D Jones is from Atlanta, Georgia and has been an early educator for 24 years. Jocelyn is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University with a B.A. in Sociology and earned a Master's in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University. She is a Georgia Approved Trainer and founder of Kappa Learning Group. She is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society.


Educate Insite


Dr. Linda Karges-Bone is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on the topics of creativity, differentiated instruction, and brain-body connections. She is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Charleston Southern University and earned her Ed.D. at the University of South Carolina in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Bone is the author of over 30 books in the fields of curriculum and assessment, including her most recent: “Brain Tips” and “Rich Brain, Poor Brain”.


Nanny Sharz Limited


Shada Lambert is an International Nanny, Parent Coach, Sleep Consultant and Potty Training Specialist. With her Performing Arts degree, Childcare Masters and worldwide childcare experience she offers a range of services to Parents and Nannies. Her work has seen her deliver childcare services in countries all over the world with children ranging from newborn to teenage years.


Nanny Training and Nanny Magazine


Michelle LaRowe has over 20 years of nanny industry experience. A credentialed and award-winning nanny, author of several parenting books including Nanny to the Rescue!, editor of Nanny Magazine, and executive director of Houston's award-winning agency, Morningside Nannies, Michelle is passionate about empowering parents and nannies to be the best they can be. Michelle trains nannies in over 30 countries through her training platform, NannyTraining.com. 


Homework Solutions


Rachel has dedicated 15 years to the in-home childcare industry. She has worked as a nanny, has operated her own boutique nanny placement agency, and as a working mom, she has also been a nanny employer. Rachel has served as a Placement Specialist for a large nanny agency and a national newborn care specialist agency. She currently helps nannies and families as an Agency Partner Specialist at HomeWork Solutions.




Matthew Lister is a Registered Behavior Technician through the BACB and Registered Line Technician through the LBAB. With a nanny career spanning 27 years, Matthew sits on the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Platform Workers Council and is the Advocate for Special Needs for the US Nanny Association. Matthew's career and training has focused on child psychology and working with children with different abilities, including those with Autism, ADHD, ODD, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Matthew specializes in family coaching, behavioral challenges, and toilet training


Baby Basics by Candie

Candie O'Dell-Scherer is a professional Nanny with 22 years of experience,  and her current charges are 2, 4, and 6. She became interested in being able to offer her families more skills so she is trained as a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS), Postpartum Doula, Babywearing Educator, and Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). 


Posh Nanny & Premier Educators


Jessie Marie is the Founder and Owner of Posh Nanny & Premier Educators. She has devoted her life’s work to ensure every child has access to quality care by providing proper screening, education, and training. Jessie earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in human development. Over the years her experience in creating and teaching educational programs has allowed her to meet a broad cross-section of learners' needs.


Shook, Hardy, & Bacon

Volunteer General Counsel and Director of Ethics

Stephanie McGraw is a litigator with the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon. She is also a mother of two boys and has extensive experience with the childcare industry including volunteering as the general counsel for the US Nanny Association. Stephanie holds a BA in Sociology from Cornell University and received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.


Mindful Return


Lori Mihalich-Levin is an advocate for working parents and the founder of Mindful Return, a program that helps new parents return to work after parental leave.  She is also a health care partner at a global law firm and is the author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and mama to two boys, ages 7 and 9.


Center of Culture, Race & Equity

Bankstreet College of Education

Zipporiah Mills is an Equity Specialist at the Center on Culture, Race & Equity, and brings to the position over 30 years experience as both a teacher, school leader and former NYC DOE principal. At a young age, Zipp understood that education plays an important role in creating an anti-racist, equitable society. Zipp believes that equity begins with caring, supportive partnerships between teachers, parents, and students.


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Bankstreet College of Education

Maimuna Mohammed is an Equity Specialist at the Center on Culture, Race & Equity with over 30 years of teaching experience, and over 22 years working as an early childhood educator in community based programs in New York City. Ms. Mohammed earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and her M.S.ed in Early Childhood Education Leadership. Ms. Mohammed specializes in working with students of all types and abilities, reveling in the mysteries of creative classroom management skills, team work, and a play-centered teaching style


Educational Leadership

Dr. Bonnie Mozer is an educator, author and professional development trainer with a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Educational Leadership, as well as certification as a Pre K-Adult Teacher, Reading Specialist, English Language Learner Specialist and Child Care Teacher. Dr. Bonnie has blazed many trails in the field of public and private school education by developing and implementing system wide teaching and social justice initiatives to increase adult expertise in Child Care, After School, In-School, Home School and Distance Learning settings for children and adults.


Dr. Mama Bird


Dr. Alex is a perinatal and pediatric chiropractor in Dallas, TX. She helps mothers from preconception through #momlife nurture their families without pouring from an empty cup. With additional post graduate training from The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Dr. Alex also treats newborns to high school athletes grow and thrive. 


Nanny Transitions


Glenda Propst spent 40 years caring for other people’s children. Glenda was a Child Care Center Director of a large child care center for 9 years. In 1984 she went through the St. Louis Child Day Care Association Nanny Training Program and worked for 31 years in the nanny industry. Glenda was a founding Board member of INA and a founder of the National Association of Nannies. Since 1998, Glenda has presented her Nanny Transitions workshop to help nannies and families.




Dr Janet Rose is currently Principal of Norland College, a specialist education and training  HEI for nannies and early years practitioners.  She is a former Reader in Education (Associate Professor) and has led various undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes at several universities, as well as various research projects in the early years. She has worked closely with the National College of Teaching and Learning and has presented her research at the House of Lords and the House of Commons. 


DIY Nanny Adventure Camp

Sarah Salisbury has been a career nanny for 15 years and loves seeing how children learn as they play! Sarah, known for the fun and creative ways she engages her kids in unique activities, generously volunteered her time and talent to as one of the writers for DIY Nanny Adventure Camp.


International Man of Memory


With his unique ability to demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind and educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert. Through his entertaining & educational television and movie appearances, professional seminars, and best-selling books, Chester has helped millions of people around the world to realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind.




Julietta Skoog is a Certified Positive Discipline Advanced Trainer with an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seattle University with over 15 years of experience in Seattle Public Schools. She is the co-founder of Sproutable, which offers online Positive Discipline certification courses and coaching specifically for nannies and parents. She is a former nanny and mom to three children, her greatest teachers.

Officer Ron Strehle

Dayton Police

Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association (MVCPA)

Dayton Police Officer Ron Strehle. Officer Strehle served as President of the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association (2018-2019). Officer Strehle's dedication and leadership to the MVCPA were a large part of the success that the organization has had in the last two years with community engagement, outreach and education.


Honest Care Nanny Agency, LLC


Felicia Sutherland is the Founder/CEO of Honest Care Nanny Agency, LLC, a nanny placement service in Central New Jersey. Felicia is also an active professional nanny and newborn care specialist, with a focus on care for multiples. Over the past 12 years she has dedicated her life to assisting wonderful families of various backgrounds in their child rearing journey. Felicia earned her B.A. in Human Development from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Her experience as a daycare teacher, nanny, NCS, and agency owner has given her the privilege to educate parents on the best childcare practices to nurture their children's growth and development.


SAMLS & Associates Consulting


Sam Sutherland is a strategic business veteran with more than twenty years in business leadership and building teams. He has an extensive background in law enforcement, government security technology as well as holding executive positions with GE and Honeywell, where he drove channel strategies and created go-to-market solutions that strengthened strategic alliances within those organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Hofstra University and an MBA from Cornell SC Johnson School of Business.


The Mindful Care Collective


Alexaraye Vallejo is a certified Adult and Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor with over 20 years’ experience working with children as a professional nanny, labor-birth and postpartum doula. She trains caregivers of children, nannies, au-pairs, daycare providers and parents through in-person consulting, coaching and virtual platforms to embody and model behaviors to children to guide improvement in executive functions of the brain including cognitive control, working memory, and social emotional skills.

 Conoce a nuestros oradores 2020

La Conferencia de Padres y Niñeras cuenta con 4 oradores expertos que presentan 3 horas de seminarios a pedido.

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Maria Cons

La Consultoría Educando con Sentido

Maria Cons tiene una Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas con Maestría en Administración de Empresas y 20 años de experiencia en el área de capacitación y desarrollo humano. Está certificada como educadora en Disciplina Positiva y Encouragement Consultant.


Discipina Positiva


Tony Orozco es un mentor y orador de matrimonio y familia, graduado de la Universidad de Fullerton, California. Es el director ejecutivo de Disciplina Positiva, la corporación más solicitada por los padres en las escuelas y organizaciones públicas del sur de California.


La Consultoría Educando con Sentido

Lola Ramos es una apasionada por la educación con más de 25 años de experiencia en el ámbito educativo y es la maestra de Habilidades para la Vida y el taller de Inteligencias Múltiples. Se está certificado en Disciplina Positiva en organizaciones y Certificado como Consultor motivacional.


Tecnologías de Coaching Internacional

Dedicada desde hace más de 15 años al Desarrollo Humano y Organizacional, así como desempeñándose en el rubro de la educación desarrollando e implementando planes de estudio con alto sentido humano y realizando Coaching Familiar y de Crianza.


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