2021 Annual Parent and Nanny Conference

The Parent and Nanny Conference is a fully virtual experience for the entire month of September. You have 24/7 access to over 50 expert parenting and childcare seminars (40+ in English and 10+ in Spanish) and live events on Zoom. The Conference experience also includes raffles and door prizes.

Early Bird Registration for 2022

Registration is now open for the September 2022 Conference. Speakers will be announced and additional information on a new hosting site will be shared in April 2022.

2021 Speaker Biographies

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Ingrid Anderson

Portland state university Faculty in early childhood

In her 25 years as an early childhood educator, administrator, and professor, Ingrid Anderson worked in Children’s Museums, School Districts, state government, and early childhood centers. Starting as a nanny at 19, Ingrid’s work took her from the classroom to the boardroom and back. Currently, she is coordinator and advisor to the Infant Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate and faculty & advisory for the Master of Early Childhood: Inclusive Education and Curriculum and Instruction degree.

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Kenneth Antoine

mentor, speaker and business leader

Kenneth W. Antoine, Your Success Coach, is a mentor, inspirational speaker, and business leader with a mission to communicate the principles of success. Kenneth is known for his ability to resonate with his audience, providing insights and wisdom that are life changing. Kenneth shares timeless truths, wrapped in humor and delivered with passion, teaching people how to pursue and possess a life of success.

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Dr. Laura Bailet

chief academic officer at kaplan early learning company

Dr. Bailet is earned her B.A. in English at Wake Forest University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in communicative disorders from Northwestern University. She began her professional career as a teacher of children with learning disabilities. She is a licensed school psychologist with expertise in language and literacy development and learning disorders. Dr. Bailet has won multiple community awards and is a member of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Board and national Reach Out and Read Board of Directors.

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Jean Barbre, Ed.D

Portland state university faculty and author

Jean Barbre Ed.D. has worked in the field of early child care and education for over 30 years, where she has managed preschool programs, coached administrators, and trained early child care. providers. She holds a Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership, a MS degree in Counseling, a MA degree in Consumer and Family Studies. She is an author of three books published by Redleaf Press: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving Infants, Toddlers, and Twos; Activities for Responsive Caregiving Infants, Toddlers, and Two; and Baby Steps to STEM Infants, Toddlers and Twos.

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Shawna Boomgaard, LMSW, Ed.S

oakland university faculty

Shawna Boomgaard, LMSW, ACTP, Ed.S. has more than 20 years of experience working with children, youth and families in the field of education and clinical social work. Shawna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Washington State University in Pullman, WA and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She holds an Education Specialist degree in Organizational Leadership from Oakland University. She has extensive experience working with hospice/palliative care, school social work, and juvenile justice programming in addition to clinical private practice.

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Darla Burns

CAPPA Certified Labor Doula

Darla Burns is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Educator, Infant Massage Instructor, and a Postpartum Doula Trainer. With over 30 years of experience, Darla prides herself on professionalism and elevating the profession to ensure better outcomes for expecting and new parents.

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Nikki Bush

best selling author

Award-winning speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush, helps individuals and teams to win at life and work. Nikki is the co-author of four bestselling books: Future-proof Your Child for the 2020s and Beyond (Penguin Random House, 2019) with Dr Graeme Codrington, Tech-Savvy Parenting (Bookstorm, 2014) with Arthur Goldstuck, Easy Answers to Awkward Questions (Metz Press, 2009) with Ilze Alberts and Future-proof Your Child for the wired generation (Penguin, 2008).

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Susana Caracas

Instructora de cuidado del recién nacido

Susana Caracas ha sido niñera profesional y doula posparto durante casi 15 años, durante los cuales ha tenido la bendición de ser parte de familias increíbles en el condado de Orange, CA. Susy se esfuerza por inspirar a otras niñeras a educarse a sí mismas para ayudar a sus hijos y familias con un servicio más profesional y de mejor calidad. Esta fue su motivación para crear el grupo de Facebook “OC Nannies Latinas”, que es donde se enfoca en promover y ayudar a su comunidad de niñeras de habla hispana con recursos disponibles, clases, ofertas de trabajo y oportunidades de desarrollo profesional para niñeras.

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Dr. Whitney Casares

pediatrician and author

Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a board-certified practicing pediatrician, the creator of the popular website Modern Mommy Doc, and the author of The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself and The New Baby Blueprint: Caring for You and Your Little One. She is the mother of 2 young daughters and lives in Portland, OR.

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Elsa Chahin

president at pikler/loczy usa

Elsa Chahin is an in-demand speaker, writer, teacher, and infant-toddler consultant, with more than twenty years of experience working with infants, children, youth, and adult populations around the globe. Chahin has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 150 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect. She has also been featured as an online expert for early childhood development topics including at-risk, orphaned, abandoned, and children with learning disabilities.

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Dr. Bill DeMeo

developmental school psychologist

Dr. William DeMeo is a Developmental Psychologist who consults with an organization that serves over 1,000 daycare programs across the county. In addition, he also has a private practice that specializes in serving children and families that other agencies are not able to serve in the Greater Cincinnati Area. William had coordinated the mental health services for Cincinnati Public Schools’ Early Childhood Program for the past 25 years.

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Emma Dewey

childcare and newborn care instructor

Emma Dewey is the owner of the childcare and newborn care training agency Babyem, as well as the Babyem Business Academy: a membership program that supports childcare and health practitioners to build successful value-driven businesses. Over the last 10 years, Emma has also worked with childcare organisations internationally, supporting them to build and market their training programs. Prior to Babyem, Emma began her career working in marketing promoting global brands, before retraining and working for a humanitarian aid agency and children services for 10 years.

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Patrick DiFiore

partner manager at gtm 

Patrick DiFiore joined GTM in 2018 in the household service department, with more than seven years of experience in customer service, working in retail management, insurance, and financial advising. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is well-versed in household employment. Patrick builds relationships with GTM’s agency partners to provide household payroll, tax, and insurance services to families all over the country.

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Emily Dills

founder seattle nannies

Emily Dills is a Seattle native, former nanny, founder of Seattle Nanny, an award-winning agency in business since 1997. Current board member of the City of Seattle’s Domestic Workers Standards Board, and member of Hand in Hand Domestic Employers Network, and stakeholder in the WA state Collaborative Child Care Task Force. Active at the local, state and federal level in policy development around this work.

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Steven Dossou

sail force catalyst

Steven Dossou is the Founder of Sail Force Catalyst, a personal development, empowerment and motivational platform which focuses on how to use emotional intelligence to ignite transformation of individuals and groups. Sail Force is about unleashing people’s emotional strength necessary to the fulfillment of their true potential and the catalyst of their various life and business journeys.

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Julia Gaskell

norland

Julia Gaskell 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 children’s centres.

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Jessica Gilmore

professional nanny

Jessica Gilmore has been nannying for six years. She completed the US Nanny Institute professional program in 2019 and is a Water Safety Instructor. Jessica has been a member of a thriving local nanny group, The Dayton Nannies, since 2018 and is now the organizations Vice President. Jessica supports the nanny community with mentoring and events.

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Ana Alejandra Gumán

Profesora Universitaria

Licenciada en Nutrición y Ciencia de los Alimentos, con especialidad en Nutrición Pediátrica y Maestría en Ciencias de la Salud, Diplomas en Nutrición Clínica, Nutrición Infantil y Asesoría en Lactancia Materna. Docente en Universidad Iberoamericana y Universidad Xochicalco (a nivel maestría y licenciatura) y fundadora de Nutrición Familiar, donde trabaja con un equipo de 4 nutriólogas, todas con enfoque materno-infantil. 

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Ashley Harrison, JD

partner at shook, hardy and bacon

Ashley Harrison is an employment lawyer whose practice focuses on representing clients nationally in commercial disputes and employment matters. Her work primarily includes defending companies in litigation involving business contracts, business torts, consumer credit disputes and a variety of employment-related issues, including noncompete agreements, harassment and discrimination claims, and high-stakes wage-and-hour matters.

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Kenston Henderson, Sr.

Live with Lyfe, LLC

Kenston Henderson Sr., is the Training & Development Coordinator with the City of Columbus and the founder and CEO of Live With Lyfe, LLC. Kenston is a certified John Maxwell team member and Culture Transformation Champion. He is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and accomplished musician with two instrumental albums Breathe (2016) and Oasis (2018). In 2018, he also wrote the book “Parenting Like a Boss: Intentionally Committed” which landed on Amazon’s Best Seller list.

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Dr. Ronilda C. Henson

early childhood special educator

Ronilda “Nildz” Henson is an educator, independent consultant/trainer, and advocate for young children’s literacy.  Board certified for Texas early childhood special education teacher, Early Childhood Administrator Credentials from the State of Oklahoma, and Delaware as well as Early Childhood Teacher Certification from the State of Delaware.  She has been invited to present and train teachers/administrators in several early childhood seminars and conferences in local, state, national, and international forums.

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Shawn Hilger

professional nanny

Shawn Hilger is a 32 year career nanny. In her tenure has cared for children from the ages of newborn all the way to 18. She is a member of the USNA and an advocate.  She also mentors & advises up & coming nannies. She is currently a live in nanny in Boston.”

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Jocelyn D. Jones

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.

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Christy Jones-Hudson

multicoachural consulting

Christy Jones-Hudson is a technical writer for DLH corporation. She also owns Multicoachural Consulting, LLC which provides training and technical services to programs with a focus on serving children with special needs. Her writing has been published on national platforms such as Exchange Magazine and Motherly. She is the creator of Project Breather, a free respite program in Alabama for caregivers of children with disabilities.

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Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

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”.

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Cindy Kim

au pair care

Cindy Kim is AuPairCare’s Area Director and has been providing dedicated service to live-in au pairs and host families since 2013. Cindy holds a Master’s degree in Communications Management and is a proud mom of two boys.

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Real N. Kunene

author

Real N. Kunene is a highly sought after energetic certified Les Brown International speaker.  She is the author and host to Rise to Greater Heights, a book and YouTube channel to turn your fears into greater success while seizing new opportunities. She’s also a coach, mentor and eMCee, well known for encouraging many to rise from mediocrity into greatness.

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Michelle LaRowe

nannytraining.com

Michelle LaRowe has more than 25 years of nanny industry experience and has authored several parenting books including Nanny to the Rescue!, Nanny to the Rescue Again! and Working Mom’s 411. Michelle has served as executive director of the International Nanny Association and currently serves as the executive director of Morningside Nannies, an award-winning nanny agency. To educate the next generation of nannies, Michelle launched NannyTraining.com where she serves as lead educator.

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Syma Latif

bay area sitters

Syma Latif founded Bay Area Sitters in 2014, a nanny agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has seen Bay Area Sitters grow from concept to execution and now leads a full-service childcare agency that has won consecutive Best Nanny Agency awards and received recognition in the New York Times. Syma has also served on the USNA Board as Director for Agencies West.

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Jill Getto Lee, MA

RIE® Associate

Jill Getto Lee is a 0-3 consultant with a special interest in the development of twins and triplets. She holds a Masters Degree from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development Specializing in Early Childhood Development, and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University. She currently teaches several classes at the Los Angeles and Pasadena RIE® Centers. She serves on the RIE Board of Directors and is the Program Chairperson for RIE.

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Elise Lewis

distinguished domestic services

Elise Lewis started her first placement agency in Los Angeles in 1988 and has been a prominent force in the domestic arena ever since. Throughout the years the technology has enabled her to service the entire country and expand her data base to provide high end service personnel to a very discerning clientele. Distinguished Domestic Services provides staff to the top one percent of our nation and services high profile, celebrities and high net worth families and individuals.

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Shannon Lockhart

early childhood educator

Shannon Lockhart is an Early Childhood Applied Practice Manager for the HighScope Educational Research Foundation where she has worked for the past 30 years. She is responsible for the design and development of HighScope’s curriculum and training materials for infants and toddlers as well as a significant contributor for HighScope’s preschool curriculum and training.

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Jill Lublin

best selling author

Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals. She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed…Get Referrals (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic.  Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace.  She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 25 years’ experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media.

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Elizabeth Malson

us nanny institute

Dedicated to supporting childcare providers and families, Elizabeth Malson is an executive leader and Founder of the US Nanny Institute, an online college for nannies. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.

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Dra. Margarita Marichal

Directora Asociada del la Facultad de Educatión

La Dra. Margarita Marichal tiene un Ph.D. en Early Childhood Education de Walden University. Actualmente se desempeña como directora asociada de la Facultad de Educación de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico dónde también enseña en el Programa de Preparación de Maestros. Trabajó con poblaciones especiales en la ciudad de Houston, Texas mientras cursaba su maestría. Ha dirigido sus investigaciones hacia las áreas de desarrollo de identidad étnica, destrezas pro-sociales, permanencia refleja, desorden de procesamiento sensorial, y el arte para manejar eventos traumáticos.

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Jessie Marie

posh nanny and premier educators

Jessie Marie is the Founder and Owner of Posh Nanny & Premier Educators and the newly published author of Daycare Exposed: What To Expect From America’s Daycares When The Parent Isn’t Looking. 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.

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Stephanie McGraw, JD

Partner at shook, hardy and bacon

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.

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Kasie McCormick

Live-in Childcare Employe

Kasia McCormick has carved a special niche in residential real estate sales in Houston, Texas. Kasia graduated from Columbia University in New York City and served in the United States Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa. She was chosen as a select Presidential Management Fellow by the U. S. Department of State in Washington, D. C. where she worked as a diplomat/international cooperation specialist for seven years.

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Michelle McVittie

Child Life Specialist and Author

Michelle McVittie is a child life specialist, parent coach and author. In her twenty-year career she has worked with thousands of families, children and frontline staff. She has worked in daycares as a behavior specialist, with young offenders, in pediatric medical and mental health and now her own business. She specializes in strong willed children, ADHD, anxiety, communication, and parenting teens.

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Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD

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 8 and 10.

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Chelsea Mills

care.com homepay

Chelsea Mills is the Sr. Partner Relations Specialist with HomePay, household payroll and tax provider, and has been a part of the HomePay team for 8 years. As Sr. Partner Relations Specialist, Chelsea acts as the liaison between agency partners and their clients. Her goal is to educate families hiring for the first time and needing assistance in professionalizing their employer-nanny relationship, and providing a seamless onboarding experience with the HomePay service.

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Zipporiah Mills

Center on Culture, Race & Equity

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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Kiersten Moen

seattle nanny network

Kiersten has been with Seattle Nanny Network since 2015. She brings invaluable experience in both the corporate and childcare worlds. She is now the mother of two beautiful twin boys and our Marketing Director. As the former Director of Operations for Seattle Nanny Network, Kiersten is a chief go-to problem solver who loves a challenge.

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Maimuna Mohammed

Center on Culture, Race & Equity

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.

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Tony Orozco

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.

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Dr. Meghan Owenz

Author of Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens

Dr. Meghan Owenz is the author of the book, Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need, which applies goal science to incidentally reduce screen time by providing a science-backed, developmentally appropriate system for emphasizing alternative activities of childhood. Meghan is also a parent and university professor. Her doctorate degree is in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami.

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Melissa Packwood

Intuitive Behavioral and Educational Strategies

Melissa is a certified teacher with experience in both public education and home education classrooms. Through her business, Intuitive Behavioral and Educational Strategies, LLC, she works with both neurotypical and special needs populations. Melissa earned a master’s degree in reading and literacy as well as a graduate certificate in special needs education. She is currently working on her psychology PhD dissertation.

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Alexandria Pankoke, DC

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.

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Rebecca Pearcy

Windsor House Nannies

Rebecca Pearcy has over 15 years of experience working with children, from being a nanny, babysitter, and teacher’s assistant to working as a child care professional in a Child Development Center, Youth Center, and Teen Center and starting a children’s theatre company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in American Theatre Arts and achieved her Child Development Associates. She co-founded Windsor House Care, a corporate back up care agency and the award-winning nanny agency.

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Glenda Propst

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.

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Theresa Puskar

Edu-Tainment Productions

Theresa Puskar is a highly skilled transformation leader, author and inspirational performer. The Founder of Edu-Tainment Productions, she has authored over 50 motivational books and study guides for adults, her most recent being 8 Ways to Declutter Your Brain and The Good Morning Mind: 9 Essential Mindfulness Habits for the Workplace. The creator of the Terri children’s emotional intelligence-based book series, she has toured her critically acclaimed show, Causeless Joy throughout the US and Canada.

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Dolores (Lola) Ramos

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.

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Kelly Denisse Rodas

Instructora de cuidado del recién nacido

Kelly Denisse Rodas es una especialista en cuidado de niñeras y recién nacidos con 11 años de experiencia progresiva en la crianza y el desarrollo de niños de diferentes edades. Kelly tiene un talento especial para ayudar a las mamás y trata a los niños con amabilidad, empatía y dignidad mientras mantiene la disciplina. Kelly cree que la educación y la experiencia permiten que las niñeras brinden un alto nivel de atención. Kelly es bilingüe (español-inglés) y era maestra de secundaria cuando vivía en Guatemala.

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Eda Rosa

Paralegal

Eda Rosa dirige una empresa de formación en desarrollo profesional jurídico y de servicios paralegales. Tiene más de 17 años de experiencia apoyando a abogados en todo el país. Eda ha establecido una aptitud para estructurar las operaciones de su cliente con un enfoque eficiente mientras maximiza las herramientas y el personal para afectar positivamente el resultado.

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Dra. Fermina Liza Roman

psicóloga

La Dra Fermina Liza Roman posee una maestría y un doctorado en consejería psicológica de la Universidad Interamericana Recinto Metropolitano de Puerto Rico y está licenciada en Puerto Rico como psicologa y en el estado de Florida como Mental Health Counselor. Es veterana de las Fuerzas Armadas donde sirvió como oficial.

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Hugh Robinson

Teacher and Motivational Speaker

Hugh Robinson has provided specialized guidance for secondary and tertiary level students for more than 20 years and is a Business Teacher and motivational speaker. He has two boys and is saturated with enthusiasm to support students and transform their lives into something positively beautiful. Hugh has a Master of Arts in Education from UCL Institute of Education.

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Jean Rogers, MS ED

Children’s Screen Time Action Network

Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed., is Director of the Children’s Screen Time  Action Network, a coalition of practitioners, educators, advocates and parents working to reduce excessive and harmful screen use in childhood. She is a certified parent educator, speaker and author of the book Kids Under Fire, a parenting text that helps parent empower children to make healthy screen choices.

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Dr. Janet Rose

norland

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 programs 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.

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Danny Rosenthal

NannyAbcs.com

Danny J Rosenthal is the founding President of NannyABCs.com, author of Nanny ABCs: The Sitter’s Handbook: A complete alphabet how-to guide for every child caregiver, and hosts the Nanny ABCs: Next Step Podcast. Rosenthal has worked with children and families for over 15 years and his expertise has been featured by the US Nanny Association, Care.com, Care Nectar, and the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies.

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Sarah Salisbury

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.

Julietta Skoog

Julietta Skoog

Positive Discipline Tools for Siblings and Peers

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.

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Dr. Macie Smith

Diversified Training Consultants Group

Dr. Macie P. Smith is a Licensed Social Worker and Gerontologist with more than two decades of experience working with aging and vulnerable populations and their family caregivers. She is an Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix and the author of “A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care.” Dr. Smith has appeared in several editions of faculty matters magazine for her continued contributions in the academic areas of teaching, discovery, integration, and application.

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Amy Steward

Pediatric Nurse and Parent Educator

Nurse Amy is a nanny alum, pediatric nurse, Mom of 5, and parenting educator. Her goal is to help all partners in parenting trade overwhelm for confidence and chaos for clarity. Visit hopeinparentig.com to learn more about her online courses, consults, and subscriptions.

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Nathaniel A. Turner, JD

Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author

Nathaniel A. Turner is an entrepreneur, renowned speaker, author,
philanthropist, and a leading parental empowerment activist. The ‘Human Propulsion Engineer’ is the author of multiple books, including “The Amazing World of STEM,” “Raising Supaman,” “Stop the Bus: Education Reform in 31 Days”, and “It’s A Jungle Out There: Powerful Parenting Lessons Inspired by The Lion King.”

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Leticia Valero

Conscious Discipline®

Leticia Valero se licenciada en Pedagogía de la Universidad Panamericana y tiene una Maestría en Educación Internacional de Endicott College, Massachusetts. Ha sido maestra, coordinadora y directora de escuelas a lo largo de 30 años de trabajo en el campo de la educación. Por más de 12 años fue Directora del Preescolar del Colegio ETON.

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Stacy Vinciguerra, M.ED

Elementary Special Education

Stacy Vinciguerra has worked in childcare in one way, shape, or form for the past 27 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has nannied for 11 years, and taught Elementary Special Education for 11 years. She is the mom of a college freshman.

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Anna Webber, M.ED

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Anna Webber M.Ed BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has a Master’s Degree in Education. She has provided behavior-analytic services both in the classroom and in home environments for over 14 years. She is also a Master’s level teacher and has taught Special Education for 14 years. She is a mom to two littles.

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Tasha Braggs Wilson

professional nanny

Tasha Braggs Wilson had been with College Sitters for 6 years. She loves being able to use her experience as an educator to bless the lives of so many families and especially loves working with the special needs community. Tasha is a proud graduate of Northwestern State University of LA and is working on completing her masters at the University of St. Thomas Houston MLA with a concentration in Communications.

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