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The 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 30 expert parenting and childcare seminars (25 in English and 5+ in Spanish).

2023 Speaker Biographies

Meet our Conference speakers.
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Skip Bloom

WHEN IN DOUBT, PUMP IT OUT! A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO CPR

Skip Bloom is a retired fire captain with over 28 years of experience as a first responder. He has been teaching CPR and first aid for over 35 years and he owns his own company, Emergency Medical Training, which shares life-saving techniques throughout the country.

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Kerre Burley

DISCOVER THE SLEEPTALK® SOLUTION

Kerre Burley is an accomplished professional with a passion for helping families improve their communication and bonds with their children. As an international speaker, trainer, and business owner specializing in “Parental Development” services, she has over 50 years of experience working with families.

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Susana Caracas

PREMATURE BABIES

Susana Caracas has been a professional nanny and postpartum doula for almost 15 years in Orange County, CA. Susy and her co-founder created Cuidando Ángeles , a training program in Spanish for the care of newborns. Susy also created the Facebook group “Hispanic Nannies,” which is where she focuses on promoting and helping her community of Spanish-speaking nannies.

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Dr. Whitney Casares

SETTING BOUNDARIES SO YOU CAN BALANCE HOME, WORK, AND YOUR LIFE WITHOUT THE BURNOUT (OR BAGGAGE)

Dr. Casares is a private-practice pediatrician, an AAP Spokesperson & Published Author, Podcast Host, Medical Review Board Advisor for Prevention Magazine, and a mom to two young girls in Portland, Oregon. My mission is to help working moms through Modern Mommy Doc to break the cycle of burnout in parenting and shift their focus to their own health and well-being.

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Libby Cole

UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF TO TRULY CARE FOR YOURSELF

Libby Cole is a Certified Enneagram Coach and owner of Expand Coaching and Consulting, LLC. Her passion is helping people understand themselves and others in a more meaningful way while also having fun! Libby draws from over 14 years of professional experience in higher education and human resources and utilizes her master’s degree in counselor education and undergraduate degree in psychology as she helps others navigate their self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness.

Chinara Crumpton

Chinara Crumpton

HOW TO RAISE YOUR CHILD TO SHINE

Chinara Crumpton is trained as a professional British Nanny. She is trilingual and studied early child development and psychology. Chinara gained decades of experience helping families raise their children and recognize, nurture, develop, and fully bring out the genius that lies dormant in every child. Through her work at Blue Parenting, she wants more parents to be able to recognize the genius in their child or children and to give parents practical strategies to nurture the genius in their own children.

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Jason David

SAVE THE DRAMA FOR THE LLAMA

Jason David is an award-winning storyteller, singer, songwriter, motivational speaker and two time cancer survivor. In 2016, he was diagnosed with stage 4 tongue cancer, losing 80% of his tongue. Doctors warned him he may never speak or sing again. Today, not only is Jason speaking and singing, he is now the voice of Lonny The Llama, a cartoon singing llama assisting elementary students in SEL learning.

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Elena Maria Diaz Ruiz

IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION

Elena Diaz Ruiz has a degree in Nutrition and graduated with the Magna Cum Laude Honorable Mention. with a Diploma in Social Research. All of this has led her to specialize for the last six years in patients in the Intensive Care Unit of the Private Hospital, and from 2019 to date she is Head of Food Service of the Nutrition Department of the Quetzaltenango Private Hospital as well as a professor at the University Mariano Gálvez Faculty of Nursing.

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Catherine Finn

A NANNY WELLNESS STORY

A professional world traveled nanny with experience working for high profile families. A nanny facilitator and educator with in-home preschool teaching experience.

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Haley Futch

SEE WHAT I SAY: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Haley Futch has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Early Childhood Education with a minor in American Sign Language and a Master’s of Education in Arts and Academic Interdisciplinary Education from Southeastern University. She has held a variety of roles with young children including teaching preschool and nannying for various children.

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Bree Gordon

FOSTERING CREATIVE ADULT/CHILD CONNECTION

Bree Gordan is a board certified music therapist, expert in trauma informed care and intergenerational connection, and a classically trained musician. Most importantly, Bree is a mom to a creative and curious toddler and step-parent to two wonderful young adults.

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Victoria Gore

MENTAL FITNESS FOR CHILD CAREGIVERS

Victoria Gore, CEO of Holistic Recovery Services, brings mental fitness to all her services and clients from helping those with addictions, to helping therapists with burnout. She holds a Master’s in Science of Addiction Counseling and is a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional with over 5 years experience providing healing services to those in need. She is passionate about her work in teaching others how to heal themselves!

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Mike Hayashi

THE NEW DEGREE OF CONFIDENCE: SELF DEFENSE & EMPOWERMENT FOR ACTIVE WOMEN

Mike Hayashi, M.Ed. has provided his self-empowerment & security seminars at 700 companies and universities including: Apple, Mayo Clinic, ASU, AT&T, Pepsi, BC/BS, American Airlines, The Ritz Carlton and The AZ Cardinal Cheerleaders. Holding a 7th Degree Karate Black Belt and Co-Author of a Best Seller with Dr Wayne Dyer; Mike has made 450+ TV appearances and been nominated for 2 Emmys. Mike’s life’s mission to End Violence Against Women has reached over 600K Women Live & 8+ Million via T.V. & Virtually.

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Karlen Liliana Hernández

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE BABY’S BRAIN?

Karlen Liliana Hernández Telles, physical therapist and occupational therapist as well as a university professor with more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of rehabilitation with specializations in child neurodevelopment, timely stimulation and neonatal care in the NICU.

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Lee Hopkins

YOUR NEEDS, NEGOTIABLES AND NEVERS

Coach Lee Hopkins helps people take their social connections to the next level. He owns a social connections coaching company called Patterns of Possibility where he helps his clients find fulfilling social connections and meaningful relationships by organizing skill-building workshops and social events.

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Mary Elizabeth Jackson

RAISING HIGHLY SENSITIVE, INTUITIVE, AND EMPATHIC CHILDREN

Mary Elizabeth Jackson is a wife, mother of three-two of her children are on the spectrum. Mrs. Jackson is an award winning and international best selling author, certified special needs and disability advocate, educator, and speaker. She co-founded and co-hosts two live stream shows online Writers Corner Live Network and Special Needs TV as well as Cover to Cover Podcast. Jacksons uses her twenty-two years of parenting and life experiences to help others live a more empowered healthier life.

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Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

KIDS ON DUTY: SUPPORTING FAMILIES THAT SERVE IN THE MILITARY AND AS FIRST RESPONDERS

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 Professor Emeritus 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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Victoria LeBlanc

NANNIES AS ALLOPARENTS

Victoria LeBlanc, MS, LCPC, CAHPE is the owner of Attached Parenting, LLC. She is a licensed therapist specializing in attachment, trauma, at-risk youth, and family therapy, a parenting coach, a babywearing consultant, a parenting educator and trainer for Attachment Parenting International’s Attached at the Heart Parenting Program, and a public speaker. Victoria focuses on educating professionals on topics related to attachment and trauma, and empowering parents to raise emotionally healthy children through the development of secure attachment relationships.

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Elizabeth Malson

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIRE A NANNY

Dedicated to supporting childcare providers and families, Elizabeth Malson is an executive leader and Founder of the Nanny Institute, an online professional trade school for nannies. Working with over 30 college faculty, Liz has gain deep insights into childcare and the needs of nannies and families. She has also sponsored the foundation of the US Nanny Association with a team of volunteers to provide industry standards, certification programs and continuing education to the in-home childcare industry.

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Dra. Patricia Mencos Odioa

PLAGIOCEFALIA

Dra. Patricia Mencos Ochoa, médica y cirujana con especialidad en Radiología y Diagnóstico por Imágenes. Actualmente Felow en Imagen Seccional (CT-MRI) por diferentes hospitales del sector privado.

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Seismy Morgado

THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF SENSORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher with more than 15 years of experience in early childhood education at the preschool level. Founder of Nanny del Doral and responsible for the area of training and selection as well as the training process, focused on the development of skills for child care and attention.

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Carol Muleta

FROM CHAOS TO CONNECTION: 5 TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH KIDS

Carol Muleta is the Founder of The Parenting 411®, where she delivers information parents need from sources they can trust. She teaches parents tools and strategies to consciously connect with their children, to confidently teach them skills for life, and to courageously unleash the JOY in their parenting journey.

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Melissa Packwood

HOW CAN I HELP A CHILD WITH A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY?

Melissa is a certified teacher with 9 years of experience in public schools and 9 years of experience as a provider of in-home and virtual services. My Florida teaching certificate includes ESE, ESL, Early Childhood, and Reading. I earned a master’s degree in reading and literacy as well as a graduate certificate in ESE. Currently, I’m working on my psychology doctoral dissertation. In addition to teaching children with varying needs, I have three children with multiple special needs.

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Jose Ricaño y Aurora Sentíes

TRACE YOUR BRAND’S PATH TO SUCCESS

Fireboy Marketing for nannies is a project that was born from the experience of supporting and consulting businesses related to baby care to improve their position and impact through digital technologies.

Our mission is to encourage businesses and personal brands to find an optimal route that allows them to take advantage of the potential of marketing and impact the market they target in a more efficient way.

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Lic. Rocio Paola Sanchez Martinez

INTELIGENCIA EMOCIONAL

Psychologist Rocio Paola Sánchez Martínez, graduated from the Autonomous University of Veracruz Villa Rica, worked in the area of human resources for retail companies such as Tony and Waldos. She was in public service at the training institute of the state judicial school and currently collaborates with international coaching technologies and Tec de Monterrey for the training of new executive coaches.

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Dr. Christine Sauer

HOW TO RAISE YOUR CHILD TO SHINE

Dr. Christine Sauer MD ND Dr. Christine is a German-trained Physician and Naturopath. Living in Nova Scotia, Canada for over 25 years, she added qualifications as a Certified Brain and Mental Health Professional (Dr. Daniel Amen MD), and many others. She dedicated her life to using her knowledge and experiences to integrate science and nature to optimize health in all its 5 dimensions, and to help improve the lives of adults, families, and children by making this knowledge accessible by providing practical strategies that work.

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Jerry Skolnik

MONEY MINDSET MASTERY

Jerry Skolnik is a professional speaker who has spent fifty years in sales encompassing both the oil and beauty industries. He has two adult children and five grandchildren. He lives in San Marcos, California.

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Danielle Taylor

GETTING KIDS TO SAY YES: INVITING COOPERATION WITH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

Danielle Taylor is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator with over 15 years of experience working with children in various capacities, primarily as a nanny and a classroom teacher. She is a full-time nanny in Seattle, WA and Sproutable’s Nanny Liaison. Danielle is a passionate life-longer learner and enjoys sharing Positive Discipline tips and tools with others

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Tijauna Terrell

MENDING BROKEN HOMES

Tijauna Terrell is a 43 year old DC Native Speaker who shares her life stories to help change lives.

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Pavel Verbnyak

GOALS: HOW TO ACHIEVE MORE SUCCESS

Pavel Verbnyak is a professional speaker on personal development, goal-setting, the law of attraction and leadership. He is a success expert, life coach, Vice President of JCI Russia, Brian Tracy Academy’s expert and partner, the founder of “Successful Thinking”, the author of several books, seminars on unlocking human potential and personal efficiency.

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Stacy Vinciguerra

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LITERACY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

Stacy Vinciguerra is a former Elementary Special Education teachers with a Master’s Degree in Education and years of experience making learning fun and accessible. Stacy is an Orton-Gillingham-trained literacy tutor for preschool and kindergarteners. Stacy, with Anna Webber own Thrive Nannies, a Nanny Agency in Texas that serves families with children with special needs, and the nannies who care for them.

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Anna Webber

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LITERACY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

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. Anna, with Stacy Vinciguerra own Thrive Nannies, a Nanny Agency in Texas.

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Heather White

THE PREPARED ADULT: THE KEY TO BEING A MONTESSORI CAREGIVER

Heather White is a Montessori coach and consultant, an instructional guide for Montessori teachers in training, and a content creator for various Montessori online and social media platforms. She is AMS credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I), holds her National Certification of School Psychology (NCSP), and has also obtained a Masters in Education with a Concentration in Montessori Studies in addition to her School Psychology degree.

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Dr. Linda Williams

5 STEPS TO CONQUER ROADBLOCKS TO YOUR EMOTIONAL POWER

Dr. Linda F. Williams, DSW is the Founder and CEO of Whose Apple Dynamic Coaching and Consulting Services. She facilitates trauma resilience through coaching, consulting, and motivational speaking because employees are fighting a silent battle about which nobody else knows.

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