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Chloë Aldam

Simplicity Parenting Certified Parent Coach, Bowen Therapist

Chloe leads Simplicity Parenting workshops and classes in Kim John Payne’s latest book “Being at your Best when your Kids are at their Worst” is a passion. She believes the parenting journey starts within OURSELVES. How were we parented? How do we do our ‘parenting’ today? When we align our past with our present and future - then we truly begin the parenting journey integrating within our whole selves & with purpose.

Sahana Baker-Malone MA OTR/L

Occupational Therapist | Expert on Special Needs

Sahana Baker-Malone, M.A., O.T.R./L., has been practicing occupational therapy since 2003 and is a co-owner at Development Is Child’s Play!, an occupational therapy clinic. She has advanced certifications in the SIPT, swallowing and feeding, Therapeutic Listening, and the Masgutova Method.

Pranita Ballback

Director and Teacher, Paragon Montessori 3DP

Pranita Ballback, Director and Teacher at Paragon Montessori, where she works to develop and foster the natural curiosity of children into a lifelong love of learning and a passion for excellence. We hope each child learns the global perspective and a commitment to giving back to the community though service to others. Our goal is to prepare children to be confident, successful, responsible contributors in the 21st century.

Karen Bonnell, ARNP, MS

Co-Parenting and Divorce Coach, Mediator, and Author

Karen has over 35 years of experience working with couples and families facing transition, loss, growth, and change. She regularly writes for, speaks to and provides training for health care and legal professionals in the areas of co-parenting and parenting planning.

Ruth Burtman, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist, Psychoanalyst & Educational Consultant

Dr. Burtman is a clinical and school psychologist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in NYC. She’s formerly Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Einstein College of Medicine in NYC and past director of The Psychoanalytic Institute of Subjectivity.

Jaymie Byron, LMFT

Director of Community Outreach & Education | Crisis Response Coordinator

Jaymie Byron, LMFT, is the Director of Community Outreach and Education for Kara. She manages and maintains the crisis response team for Kara that supports schools, organizations, first responders, and large families in the wake of crisis.

Stephanie Carlson, PhD

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Director of Research

Stephanie M. Carlson, PhD, is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Director of Research at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Specializing in work with preschoolers, she explores how executive function, theory of mind, and symbolic and pretend play interrelate and influence a child’s development.

Lawrence J Cohen, PhD

Clinical Psychology, Author

Larry Cohen is author of Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry and is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also a speaker and consultant to public and independent schools, and a teacher of parenting classes and classes for daycare teachers.

Carol Danaher, MPH, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ellyn Satter Institute Board Member

Carol’s career in public health nutrition has focused on parents and children. She served as both educator and program developer for pediatric physician practice groups, county-level public health programs, local Head Start Programs and other nonprofit child care organizations. She also worked for the Food and Nutrition Service of USDA conducting analysis and evaluation on our nation’s food and nutrition programs for children and families.

Diane Darrow


Diane Darrow teaches 6th grade in the Palo Alto Unified School District and is constantly looking for innovative ways that mobile devices can improve instruction in our schools. She’s a member of Apple Distinguished Educators.

Matt de la Peña

NY Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal Award Winning Author, Educator

Matt is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of seven young adult novels, including “Mexican WhiteBoy,” “We Were Here,” and “The Living,” and six picture books, including “Last Stop on Market Street” and “Milo Imagines the World.”

Adam Griffin

Head of Occupational Therapy, YouTube Content Creator

An expert in Occupational Therapy, "Adam the OT" is passionate about his work and describes it as "skills for the job of living." In addition to his general experience as an occupational therapist, he founded the first comprehensive vocational and transitioning program in the Gulf Region, developing the Occupational Therapy Department within a world-class Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

James Gross, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Program Director

James Gross is the Ernest R. Hilgard Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. His research focuses on emotion regulation, and he has received a number of teaching and research awards. James has over 500 publications, which have been cited over 150,000 times.

David Hong, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Hong is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research at the Stanford University Medical Center, with a clinical focus on child and adolescent psychiatry.

Alex Korb, PhD

Neuroscientist, Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA

Dr. Korb has studied the brain for over 20 years. He attended Brown University, then later earned his PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. He is the best-selling author of “The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression.”

Katie Lear, LCMHC, RPT, RDT

Child Counselor

Katie Lear is a counselor, play therapist, and drama therapist who specializes in childhood anxiety. She loves watching kids move from feeling stuck to feeling empowered as they learn to handle strong feelings. Katie combines evidence-based methods like CBT with creative arts to provide therapy that's both effective and child-friendly. When she's not in the counseling office, you can find her playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends.

Ayelet Marinovich, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist, Parent Educator, Author

Ayelet Marinovich, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, and mother in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the founder and host of Learn With Less, where she provides families with the confidence to raise a great human from day one, without having to buy a single toy. She is the creator of the Learn With Less® Infant & Toddler Curriculum, the basis for which is outlined in her best-selling books, “Understanding Your Baby” and “Understanding Your Toddler.”

Emily Palmer

Holistic Parenting Generalist

Emily Palmer is a certified Waldorf Early Childhood Educator (20+ years), Lifeways Family Development, Training in Process coaching, Somatic Embodiment work, Nonviolent communication training

Krista Regedanz, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Regedanz is a psychologist and founder and director of Palo Alto Smart Therapy in Palo Alto, California. She works with achievement-oriented adult clients who often have concerns around burnout, meaning, authenticity, and deepening connection with their partners and kids.

John Spencer, MA

Assistant Professor of Education | Author | Artist | Maker

John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He wants to see teachers unleash the creative potential in all of their students so that kids can be makers, designers, artists, and engineers. He explores research, interview educators, deconstruct systems, and study real-world examples of design thinking in action.

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap, MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), MA Program Faculty

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and full-time faculty member at the Wright Institute MA Counseling Psychology Program in Berkeley, California. She also maintains a private practice in San Francisco, providing therapy and clinical supervision.

Shauna Tominey, PhD

Assistant Professor | Author

Shauna Tominey, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, an initiative to provide high-quality parenting education to families. Previously, Shauna served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Heather Turgeon, MA, MFT

Psychotherapist, Author

Heather Turgeon, MFT, is a sleep specialist and coauthor of the parenting books, “The Happy Sleeper: The science-backed guide to helping your baby get a full night's sleep” and “Now Say This: The right words to solve every parenting dilemma.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications.

Brenda Volling, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Volling is the Lois Wladis Hoffman Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on parenting and family dynamics that facilitate young children’s social and emotional development in infancy and toddlerhood.

Yudi Wang, MS, MEd

Parent Coach Service Manager, Holistic Parenting Generalist

Yudi is the former leader of the Parent Lab US Team's Parent Coaching program. Now, she is the leader of the Parent Lab China team's Parent Coaching program and works as a Coach to support families and children with mindfulness and joy.

Patty Wipfler

Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting, Co-Author of 'Listen'

After more than 20 years of intensive work with parents and children, Patty Wipfler founded the nonprofit, Hand in Hand Parenting in 1989. She has spoken widely, produced videos and curricula for parents and early childhood educators, and has trained the 150 Instructors currently working in the U.S. and 17 other countries.

Maryanne Wolf, EdD

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Director, Presidential Fellow

Maryanne Wolf is She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Jennifer Young, MA

Faculty Member, Campus Liaison

Jennifer Young is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies at Ball State University (BSU). With a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and an undergraduate degree in psychology from BSU, she has taught infant and child development courses for the last two decades.

Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, MA

Parish Minister

Reverend Morgenstern is the minister for 100+ children at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. She also volunteers at a hospice.

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