Aaliya Yaqub MD
Dr. Aaliya Yaqub MD, is an internist and postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She and her husband, are expecting their first baby later this month.
Adam CohenAdam Cohen, founder of dadarocks.com, is a NYC based daddy blogger. While enjoying the company of his wife and toddler son, he manages to be the Director of Web Services at New York Law School and a social media entrepreneur.
Albe ZakesAlbe Zakes is the 24 year old Vice President of Media Relations at TerraCycle, Inc., the world’s leading ‘upcycling’ company, which turns waste materials into eco-friendly, affordable products available at big box retailers nationwide.
Alicia VoorhiesAlicia Voorhies began her career as an RN with a specialty in developmental disabilities, autism spectrum, seizure and behavioral disorders. She spent most of her nursing career as a Director of Nursing for a non-profit organization that focuses on caring for people with developmental disabilities in a home-based setting.
Alison FinkelAlison Finkel is a mom and blogger for HealthTap, an online health experience helping pregnant women and new moms make the best health-related decisions for themselves and their families. HealthTap believes that the power to improve the health of all future generations lies in mothers making healthy choices and fostering healthy habits in their children.
As a Contributing Writer at Parenting Squad, Alyssa writes primarily about topics related to parenting and family. She is never afraid to give her unsolicited opinion about the latest controversy in the parenting world, and is particularly passionate about sharing information that empowers women to make more informed decisions as mothers.
Alyssa D’Arienzo Toro
Alyssa Toro is a mom of 2, a Certified Health Coach and Senior Partner/Chief Creative Officer at Connelly Partners in Boston, where she has helped to cultivate the CP Wellness + Sustainability practice. She is the creator and founder of Goodee™, launched in January 2013. The product line is sold through GoodeeKid.com.
Amy RomanoAmy is a mother of two, a nurse-midwife, and an outspoken advocate for maternity care system reform. Since 2004, she has worked for Lamaze International to analyze, summarize, and critique research for childbirth educators, other birth professionals, and consumers
Andy Rink MDAndy Rink, MD is Cofounder and CMO of Lully, a company developing smart products to improve sleep. He completed the Stanford Biodesign fellowship, which is the premier medical device innovation training program in the world. At Stanford he developed a research interest in parasomnias during sleep. Along with Varun Boriah, he developed the first solution for night terrors. This technology became the basis for Lully.
Angel La LiberteAngel La Liberte is the founder of the Flower Power Mom—The Truth About Motherhood After 40, a regular blog featuring news, commentary, real mom stories and expert advice on the hard core realities of motherhood after 40.
Angela Stanford MBA RD RYTAngela Stanford is a Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian and Founder of Vital Nutrition & Wellness. She offers nutrition counseling, teaches workshops combining yoga and mindful eating, and helps people start edible backyard and patio gardens. To learn more about Angela, book a FREE 15 minute consult or learn about her upcoming classes and workshops, visit www.vitalandwell.com.
Spending a few years substitute teaching in her local school district and working as a Therapeutic Staff Support for a mental health organization, Angela Stringfellow has extensive experience working with students at a variety of age levels and with varying needs.
Ann SpringerAnn Springer writes regularly on home and family issues including pets. She is the mother of three daughters and to her pug, Aggie. She holds degrees in health education and journalism.
Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, widely respected for her work on sustainability and food systems. Her most recent book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About it, has been called “impeccable, informative and inspiring” by Booklist.
Anne Fishel PhDDr. Fishel is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School and the Director of Family and Couples Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. She is the author of Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids and the co-founder of The Family Dinner Project.
Annie fell in love with words at a young age, knowing early she wanted to be a writer. She lives in the Kansas woods where she documents her life through the lens of her camera and the clicks of her keyboard.
Dr. Weber is a board certified naturopathic doctor and medical representative with KABRITA USA where she supports KABRITA’s mission to provide nutrition education to parents and healthcare providers. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University California helping to train future naturopathic doctors.
Audrey Hall MD
Dr. Audrey Hall is in her final year of pediatric residency training at Stanford University. Following completion of training, she plans to practice as a general pediatrician.
Ayala Laufer-Cahana MD
Dr. Ayala is a physician (Pediatrics and Medical Genetics), entrepreneur, artist, and mother of 3 school age active kids. Dr. Ayala’s main interests are preventive health care and nutrition. She is a serious home cook and strongly believes that eating healthy and enjoying good food go hand in hand.
Ayala Miller MDDr. Ayala Miller is a resident pediatrician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a medical contributor for Fox News.
B.C. TozerA veteran educator and musician, B.C. Tozer is also an author. His new book, The Four C's of Successful Teaching: Consistency, Contingency, Compassion and Courage, empowers readers to take control of their teaching situation, take ownership of their actions and align the results with success for themselves, for the community and their students.
Barbara Bronson Gray RN MNBarbara is a nationally-recognized health expert and award-winning writer. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report and many other leading magazines and newspapers. She was a managing editor at WebMD and helped lead global communications for biotech giant Amgen. You can read more from Barbara on her site TakeChargeHealthcare.com and follow her on Twitter @bbgrayrn.
Barbara Dianis, MA ED, overcame dyslexia in her own life using self-taught strategies and techniques. As CEO and Founder of Dianis Educational Systems she has influenced society to view students with various learning issues as capable students who can overcome their learning issues if they are taught properly. She is the author of Don't Count Me Out!.
Barbara Ficarra RN BSN MPA
Barbara is an award-winning journalist, media broadcaster, media trainer, medical blogger, speaker, and health expert. She is creator, executive producer and host of the Health in 30 radio show, a live 30-minute program that brings listeners the latest health and medical news and information with leading medical experts, and empowers listeners to take charge of their health.
While in grade school, Ben Glenn was diagnosed with dyslexia, but wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until he was an adult. He is the author of the upcoming release, “Simple Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About ADHD,” in addition to “Simply Special, Learning to Love Your ADHD” and a three-part guidebook series developed for parents and teachers.
Beth TerryBeth Terry is the author the popular blog My Plastic-Free Life and book Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. She is also a founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
Brittni BrownBrittni Brown is a current Masters candidate at the University of Idaho. In her free time she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and camping.
With all of our moving around, I started journaling our daily life with asthma to record the challenges and triumphs that we had as a family trying to manage Jack’s asthma. LivingWithAsthma.net grew out of a desire to share our experiences and what we’ve learned so far in our journey as a family with asthma
Carrie Vitt is the author of the cookbook Deliciously Organic and publisher of popular food blog, Deliciously Organic. Carrie Vitt began cooking as soon as soon as she could peer over the countertops and by sixteen was working in the kitchens of her mother’s award-winning Dallas catering company, The Festive Kitchen.
Caryl LevineCaryl Levine and her husband, Ken Lee, founded Lotus Foods on a mission to help rice farmers around the world earn a living wage and to bring healthier rice choices to families. Lotus Foods’ partners in fair trade with small family farmers who are growing rice sustainably and preserving rice biodiversity.
Cassidy Megan is 10 years old and she has epilepsy. She founded Purple Day to educate others about epilepsy and spread the word that people with epilepsy are ordinary people just like everyone else.
Catherine McCordCatherine McCord is the founder of the popular website Weelicious.com and the author of Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and in People, Parents, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Chef Ann CooperChef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. In a nation where children are born with shorter estimated life expectancy than their parents because of diet-related illness, Ann is a relentless voice of reform by focusing on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health and wellness.
Chef Domenica Catelli
Domenica is the national spokesperson for the Organic Trade Association’s national campaign, “Go Organic! for Earth Day.” She is a recurring judge on Iron Chef America, a guest on CBS News, “Oprah and Friends,” with Dr. Oz on XM radio, and has been featured in Vegetarian Times, Kiwi Magazine, and Oprah.com.
Cheryl TallmanCheryl Tallman is the founder of Fresh Baby. For more than 10 years, Fresh Baby helped has helped parents foster their children’s healthy eating habits and proactively respond to the childhood obesity epidemic that plagues our nation. Cheryl is the author and designer of the company’s award-winning cookbooks and nutrition education products that support many stages of family life including: pregnancy, breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, and feeding toddlers, preschoolers & school-aged children.
Christopher GaviganChristopher Gavigan is Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Child Healthy World. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of children and families. He holds degrees in environmental science and geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive graduate training in child psychology and education.
Chrystal JohnsonWhen Chrystal Johnson became a mom, she left her high-powered job in favor of a more integrated life. She is not only is the founder of Happy Mothering, but also Green Moms Media, the boutique PR firm works with the best natural products on the market to get their message out through green mom bloggers.
Corrie Lynne Player
Corrie Lynne Player has made family issues and child advocacy her life’s work. She and her husband are the parents of nine children, including three adopted from the foster care system, and grandparents of 39.
Cristina and Kirsten
Cristina Mendoza Bourelly and Kirsten B. Quigley are the two inventors of LunchSkins reusable sandwich and snack bags. They were neighborhood friends and in 2008, they became partners on a mission to reduce plastic waste.
Dan Imler MD
Dan Imler, MD is a pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Not only does he enjoy taking care of patients, but is actively involved in resident education, international health and medical informatics.
Danielle Nelson is a writer, mom of three, and occasional social worker. She was thrown into the world of food allergies when her son had a life threatening reaction to peanuts the day before his first birthday.
Darline Turner-Lee is a mama to 2 kiddos, the creator of Bedrest Fitness and blogger for HealthTap, an online health experience helping pregnant women and new moms make the best health-related decisions for themselves and their families.
David Ryan Polgar
David Ryan Polgar is trying to change our relationship with technology. He brings his background as an attorney and college professor to the task. He is a contributor to the Family Online Safety Institute, iKeepSafe, and The Good Men Project, along with Copilot Family —a startup offering parents better control of their child’s tech use.
Deb HerdmanDeb Herdman is a former neonatal RN, mum and entrepreneur. She has developed a series of products to help parents help their children sleep. These include Sleepy Head TED (a sleeping Polar Bear) and
Nigh' Nigh' Sleepy HeadCD. You can find Deb on Facebook, Twitter, and her own site, NighNigh.com.
From researching killer whales in British Columbia as a teen to volunteering as a tutor in law school to running a couple of marathons and one barefoot half marathon, she carries some pretty remarkable memories close to heart. Her life day to day now doesn't include quite so many extracurriculars, but she is content within it.
Debra Waldoks is a US Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in Public Health, and additional training in Functional Nutrition. She has a private practice in Israel and New York. Her nutrition specialties include perinatal nutrition, Fertility & PCOS, pediatric nutrition, and breastfeeding.
Denise and her longtime friend Christine Schuchart, an editor for many high-profile magazines and former online editor at the J. Paul Getty Museum, are currently putting their love for natural health to work by creating a website for busy parents who are trying to find simple ways to get their kids to live and eat healthier.
A best-selling author, Diane’s “how to go green” books have collectively sold almost a half-million copies. Her most recent, Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World identifies the many ways that women can protect themselves and their communities by shifting their spending to the greenest products and services available.
Domenica Rose is a 13 year old middle school student whose favorite sports are field hockey and lacrosse. She loves listening to old Beatles records, Imagine Dragons, and Passenger. Her favorite books are John Green’s A Fault in Our Stars and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns).
Don and Debra MacMannisDon and Debra are a husband-wife team - at home and at the office. They have both served as directors of the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization. They are co-authors of a self-help book, How's Your Family Really Doing?: 10 Keys to a Happy Loving Family. They can be followed on their blog HowsYourFamily.com.
Donna FitzgeraldDonna Fitzgerald is an active mother of two teenage daughters, and caregiver for her mother. Donna advocates for safe behaviors and enjoys blogging about various health topics, and sharing information with her readers.
Donna is the author of Toddlers & ADHD: Relief for Parents, A Guide for Clinicians and Teachers . She has a background in early childhood developmental psychology and has worked professionally with ADHD as a teacher, as a nature-based summer camp director, and currently as a licensed clinical therapist.
Doug Taeckens is the President and CEO of Healthy Steps by Jokari. Doug is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in marketing & finance, and an MBA with a focus on marketing.
Douglas Carlton Abrams
Douglas Carlton Abrams is the nationally bestselling author of Eye of the Whale, an eco-thriller about the health of our children and of the planet. For more information about endocrine disruption, the research mentioned in Doug’s blog posts, and about Doug’s novel, please visit DouglasCarltonAbrams.com.
Dr. Jackie Humans
Dr. Jackie Humans is a well-known speaker and program leader to parents and students, grades K though 12, on subjects such as bully prevention, Internet safety, sexual harassment, date rape and child abuse.
Dr. Jenn Berman
Dr. Jenn Berman is a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in private practice in Los Angeles. She is the author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years
John La Puma
John La Puma MD is a best selling author, practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine, and writes recipes on prescription slips, too. His latest book is REFUEL™ - Dr La Puma's 24-Day Eating Plan to Shed Fat, Boost Testosterone and Pump Up Strength and Stamina.
Veronica Lois is a second year pediatric resident at Stanford University who enjoys writing and now wants to share her medical knowledge with the general public.
Dr. Nimali FernandoDr. Nimali Fernando is a board-certified pediatrician practicing in Fredericksburg, VA. She is the founder of DoctorYum.com, a recipe and parenting resource, and The Doctor Yum Project, a nonprofit organization that empowers families with information on illness prevention through a healthy diet.
Dr. Patricia Papernow is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on "blended families" and post-divorce parenting. Her groundbreaking new book, Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t is available at amazon and on her web site, www.drpatriciapapernow.com.
Dr. Kate Morrison NDDr. Kate Morrison is a board-certified naturopathic doctor and co-founder of Kabrita, a line of naturally easy to digest, gentle non-GMO goat milk foods that includes Toddler Formula and Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit. She also contributes to Kabrita’s blog which promotes confidence and joy in parenting and nutrition.
R. Duncan Wallace, MD, is a psychiatrist in Salt Lake City, UT with 48 years of experience, and the author of The Book of Psychological Truths. A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Really Good Thinking for Really Great Living.
Healthcare blogger "e-Patient Dave" deBronkart works in high-tech marketing in the Boston area. His interest in healthcare ramped up rapidly in January 2007 when a routine shoulder x ray revealed kidney cancer that had spread throughout both lungs.
13 year old Eliana Schiffer from Santa Barbara, California went on a 3 week bike ride this summer in Rwanda with her teacher’s family and 6 other students from Santa Barbara Middle School.
Elizabeth Bailey is a Health Advocate and the author of The Patient’s Checklist: 10 Simple Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane and Organized . For more information visit her website ThePatientsChecklist.com, follow her on Twitter @PatientPOV and connect on Facebook.
Through her experience as an ICU nurse, mother of three, yoga instructor and author, Elizabeth believes we can create a healthier, happier way of being from the inside out and raise families who care—about themselves, about each other, and about the world around them.
As a Holistic Health Counselor, Emily Barker’s mission is to help busy women look and feel their very best and feed their families well. Emily lives in Idaho and is the mother of three children, including a child with Russell Silver Syndrome, a rare genetic growth disorder, who was fed via a g-tube for 8 years.
Emme, the supermodel, television personality, author, lecturer, clothing designer, and women’s advocate has a clear mission: to awaken the inner magnificence inherent in each of us.
Erin Schrode is a young ecoRenaissance woman. As the “face of the new green generation,” the spokeswoman and founding member of the national Turning Green campaign promotes global sustainability, environmental education, and conscious lifestyle choices.
Feather Berkower has been a leader in child sexual abuse prevention since 1985. Her highly regarded workshop, Parenting Safe Children, empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse. Feather is also the co-author of Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse.
Frederick LaneFrederick Lane is an author of six books, attorney, professional speaker, and an expert witness specializing in the field of computer forensics. Lane's books include American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right and Cybertraps for the Young. He is currently working on his next book, "Cybertraps for Educators."
In this weeks' Perspectives Blog, Gee Gee is lighting the flicker of the flame that has been threatening to be extinguished within her own heart and in doing so she is guiding you in lighting the flicker of flame in your heart.
Grace Peace Yu MD MSc
Dr. Grace Yu is a pediatrician and allergist immunologist who has conducted ground-breaking research to help children with life-threatening food allergies. She cares for patients at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and serves as an adjunct Clinical Faculty Member at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Hannah ChungHannah Chung is the co-founder and chief creative officer of Sproutel. Sproutel creates Jerry the Bear, a smart teddy bear for kids to be healthy and well.
Photography has helped provide balance for Heather through the stress of managing a family and earning her RN-BSN degree. Heather’s passion for photography lies in documenting life events.
Heather Ibrahim Leathers
Heather Ibrahim-Leathers is extensively published and her award-winning research has been translated into several different languages. She earned her bachelor’s in economics from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ibrahim-Leathers is co-author of the new book, “Toddlers ON Technology.”
Heather Manley N.D.
Dr. Heather Manley, who in 2001 received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, is a practicing physician whose primary interest is preventative healthcare for families.
Holly Homer is the stay-at-home, work-from-home, mom of three boys ages 8-13. She runs Kids Activities Blog that is all about fun things to do with kids. She is the co-author of 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! with her blogging partner, Rachel Miller.
Hollye JacobsHollye Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author of The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning blog TheSilverPen.com.
Howard Schiffer is the founder and CEO of Vitamin Angels, a powerful non-profit that impacts the health of millions of undernourished people around the world by providing much needed vitamin supplementation. Howard is the author of three books. He has three children and lives with his wife in Santa Barbara, California.
Irene Clements is currently the president of the National Foster Parent Association. She is a consultant on foster care and adoption and has worked for many in years in the child protection field in a variety of roles.
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant who has worked with every segment of health care stakeholder in the U.S. and Europe for over two decades. Jane founded THINK-Health, a strategic health consultancy, in 1992 after spending a decade as a health care consultant in firms in the U.S. and Europe.
Janesta Noland MDJanesta is a practicing pediatrician with a personalized and relaxed style that emphasizes education and cooperative decision-making. Her focus is on helping children grow into healthy, secure, participating members of the family and on supporting the family as a whole. Please follow @DrJanesta on Twitter.
Jeanine Behr Getz
Think Green! is Jeanine’s first published book, it has received several awards, fantastic reviews, has appeared on Channel 12 News. Jeanine travels across the country sharing the gift of reading and the message of Think Green!
Jeff Cox is the author of 19 books on food, wine, and gardening from the organic perspective, including the James Beard Foundation-nominated "The Organic Cook's Bible.". He's the former managing editor of Organic Gardening magazine and has hosted two TV series on gardening, Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV.
President and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Seventh Generation, Jeffrey is a well-respected leader in the socially and environmentally responsible communities. An entrepreneur at heart, his first business ventures were rooted in adult education.
Jeffrey M Smith
International bestselling author Jeffrey M. Smith is a leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). His globally respected research and magnetic communication style captured public attention in 2003 with his first book on the serious yet unknown side effects of genetically engineered foods.
Born with autism, Jenna could not always understand what was said around her. Her hope is to encourage children to soar in spite of any obstacles they may face.
Jennifer Denise Ouellette
Jennifer Denise Ouellette is the author of the blog Juggling Life, which is also her two-word autobiography. She is the mother of four, an Allied Health Program Director for a vocational school, and an activist who uses social media to draw attention to the needs of those with eating disorders and their families.
Jennifer M. Koontz
Jennifer M. Koontz is the author of When Your Centerpiece is Made of Play-Doh and the Dog Has Eaten Your Crayons: A Mother’s Perspective on Parenting, a lighthearted look at parenting.
Jennifer Taggart is a passionate advocate for children’s environmental health, trying to educate and inform so that we can all make the world a little bit safer for the next generation.
Jennifer Tyler LeeJennifer Tyler Lee is the author of The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure for Each Week of the Year (Penguin Random House/Avery 2014) and the creator of the award-winning series of healthy eating games, Crunch a Color®.
Jessica’s activism endeavors are many and varied; She is a current spokesperson for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, joining leading public health experts to demand government leadership on increasing protections from toxic chemicals.
Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan
Actress, mother and advocate, Jessica Alba and author, former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, and father, Christopher Gavigan are also Co-Founders of The Honest Company, a monthly service that delivers customized bundles of non-toxic, eco-friendly, adorable products directly to your front door.
Jill Krause is writer and blogger who’s immersed herself in a life of sippy cups, Diego, Mega Bloks and cloth diapers.
Jill Simonian is a Television Host, Reporter and Mom & Family Lifestyle Expert. As Founder/Blogger of the fresh and motivating online resource TheFabMom.com, Jill inspires women to keep life focused, fun and as close to fabulous as possible after having babies (with tons of funny fails) through her own personal tales of motherhood.
Jim Van Huysse
Lives in Berkeley, California. He is a brand new father (about as brand new as brand new can be), and has spent most of his time on the other side of the blog world — representing sustainability and healthy living web sites’ advertising at NaturalPath Media.
Joann Woolley of Sign4Baby is a Master Level Instructor in the Signing Time Academy. ASL is her first language (her mother is deaf) and her first sign was MILK. Both her fluency in ASL and understanding of ASL culture provide an insight to the language that opens the eyes of her students.
Joelle Wisler is a writer, occasional physical therapist, and paranoid trail runner; constantly terrified of being eaten by a mountain lion. She most recently moved from the beach in California to the mountains outside of Boulder, CO where she tries to balance motherhood, writing and maintaining her sanity with her husband, Robb.
Jonathan Hewitt is the founder of Life Ki-do Parenting, Martial Arts, and Life Education. Jonathan has taught martial arts and life skills to children for over twenty years and has a renowned martial arts academy in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out.
Jordanna Joaquina MS CGC
Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC is a board certified genetic counselor. She is also Co-founder and Director of Genetics of Inherited Health, an online secure resource that combines family health history and hereditary disease risk assessment. Inherited Health helps families take steps to lower their disease risks together.
Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. She is a pediatric diabetes specialist (Pediatric Endocrinologist) who works with children and families at Mott Children’s Hospital, and she is a clinical researcher whose work focuses on childhood obesity, diabetes, and growth and pubertal development.
Judy Egett Laufer BA author of the new release, Last Night I Had a Laughmare-Bedtime Adventures in Gigglyville, is a certified early childhood educator/consultant and has taught Kindergarten for over a decade.
Julie Hall is an expert in estate contents. She is a certified personal property appraiser, estate sales professional, residential content removal specialist, and a broker of fine items.
Kathleen Berchelmann MDDr. Kathleen Berchelmann is a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospitaland an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the co-founder and director of ChildrensMD, a blog written by five dynamic mom-pediatricians who share their true confessions of trying to apply science and medicine to motherhood.
Katie Hurley, LCSW is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and writer in Los Angeles, CA. Passionate about helping parents raise happy kids, Katie provides parent education and simple strategies to take the guesswork out of difficult parenting situations.
Katy Farber is an author, teacher, and blogger. To learn more about eating non-toxic, green and healthy, please check out her new eBook, Eat-Non-Toxic: a manual for busy parents and visit Non-Toxic Kids for green parenting news; opportunities for activism; tips on natural living; and music, book and eco-friendly product reviews.
Kelly is a 36-year-old single mother of twin 4-year-old boys, Mikey and Tommy. In 2001 Kelly landed her dream job as an event producer at In Style, a leading fashion and lifestyle magazine.
Ken Murray MD
Dr. Murray has spent his career caring for families. Along the way he has held some interesting positions -- Ship Physician for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Fleet Surgeon for Fairwind Yacht Club, and Medical Director for the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew to name a few.
Keri Bailey CPNPKeri Bailey, CPNP, is a mother of two young daughters and experienced pediatric nurse practitioner with specialized experience in general medicine, pediatric surgery, and patient education. She strives to go beyond the textbook with her family.
Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D.
Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, is Dr.Greene.com’s senior medical content editor. She is an academic pediatrician with over 15 years of experience in health education. A twins health and parenting expert, she is the founder of Twinsdoctor.com and author of Twins 101: 50 Must-have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood from Doctor M.O.M.
Kim Walls and Elizabeth BachnerWalls, M.S., and Elizabeth Bachner LM, CPM, LAc are blazing the path toward better birth plans and more collaborative care for moms and babies. Check out The Best Ever Birth Plan and Hospital Bag Checklist as well as GraceFull Birth for more from Kim Walls and Elizabeth Bachner.
Kimberly Wolf, M.Ed.
Kimberly is the Founder of ShimmerTeen.com, an online platform delivering integrative health, beauty, and lifestyle information to adolescent girls. ShimmerTeen offers girls opportunities to explore their most pressing and private questions on topics including mental health, sexual health, relationships, and body image.
Kristin K. Collier is an educator and writer from Eugene, OR. She has been teaching Compassionate Communication since 2004. Collier's book, Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage is available on her site kristinkcollier.com, on Amazon, independent bookstores and at all major bookstores.
Kristin's background is in corporate management in the field of Publishing and Site Operations. Kristin worked for a regional news and community site owned by Landmark Communication, Inc for 8 years. Her Masters is in Humanities with an emphasis in writing and she is currently editor of both Mommie911.com and ZiggityZoom.com. She is the mother of three lively boys.
Kristin HackmanKristin Hackman is a writer living in Indianapolis, IN with her husband and 20 month old triplets. She is founder of JustBreatheMama.com. Kristin writes with the voice of a woman who has battled infertility, a high risk pregnancy, a crazy first year of raising triplets and the hormonal ups and downs of postpartum anxiety. Hence, “Just Breathe, Mama.”
Laura MacCleeryMs. MacCleery is a seasoned legislative and regulatory campaigner for improvements to public health. In her current position as Director of Regulatory Affairs for Center for Science in the Public Interest she has been a champion of the new report Seeing Red: Report Finds FDA Fails to Protect Children in Light of New Evidence on Food Dyes. For up-to-date information, follow @CSPI on Twitter.
Laura SavilleLaura Saville is a co-founder of The Soft Landing, a company started by three sisters and their mom. In 2007 they set out on a journey in 2007 to find safer products for their children. Today they work with a team of moms who work together to help parents provide a safe, natural home for their children.
Leah Segedie is a “100 lbs. Loser,” founder of the Mamavation community, food activist and social media consultant. She is the founder of the Bookieboo Network with over 9,500 bloggers worth of media muscle and compared to Lady Gaga for her unique social media tactics in The Huffington Post.
Leslie Garrett is an award-winning journalist, author and mother of three children who frequently send her to the mall in search of snow boots, underwear or whatever else they’ve outgrown.
Linda Fogg Phillips
Linda Fogg Phillips is the mother of eight active children ages 13 - 27. She is the founder of Family Health 360 in addition to being the Facebook expert for parents and educators. Linda is featured bi-weekly on Fox and makes frequent guest appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN.
Linda WatsonLinda Watson started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the national Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. Her three-week experiment became a lifestyle, the website CookforGood.com, the book Wildly Affordable Organic, and now the Wildly Good Cook videos and teachers' training program. She teaches cooking classes and gives talks on thrift, sustainability, and food justice across the country. You can get more from Linda on Facebook..
Linsly DonnellyLinsly Donnelly is the author of Happy-Go-Local: The Smart Mom's Guide to Living the Good (and sustainable) Life! and the founder of Smart Feed, a tool for parents that curates, delivers, manage and connect to their kids’ digital media experience. Join their KickStarter campaign to be part of the movement.
Lori Popkewitz Alper
Lori Popkewitz Alper is the founder and editor-in-chief of Groovy Green Livin, a site dedicated to sharing green living tips and information with individuals, families, schools and businesses. A contributing writer for multiple blogs and websites, Lori speaks, writes and advises clients on a variety of issues related to creating a greener lifestyle.
Lynn and Corey
Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter team who launched the green holidays revolution. The duo are authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family and founders of National Costume Swap Day™ and the national non-profit initiative, Green Halloween®.
Lynn HasselbergerLynn is The Green Divas Managing Editor and Producer of the GD Radio Show and GDGD Radio Network. She's also a mom, writer who blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. You can find Lynn on Facebook and Twitter@LynnHasselbrgr @myEARTH360 & @GreenDivaLynn where she Posts Tweets to make the world a better place
Maitland DeLand, M.D. is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of cancer in women and children. In The Great Katie Kate series, Dr. DeLand calls on both her professional and personal experience to help children facing various illnesses. For more information, visit: www.DeLandBooks.com.
Marcy AxnessMarcy Axness, PhD, is an early development specialist, parent coach, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She believes we need to raise a generation who are "hardwired" with the brain-based capacities of peacemakers. Marcy is offering Dr. Greene's readers a free copy of her "7-Step Guide: Helping Your Child Release Stuck Behaviors eBooklet, a unique, powerful tool for parents to use with children of all ages.
Marianna Papageorge is 18 years old and a current freshman at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She graduated from Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts in 2008 and therefore recently survived the college process.
Marissa Brassfield is a dynamic freelance content producer with a wealth of start-up experience in writing for the Web, brand management, copy editing and social media. Her current clients include Yahoo, Trend Hunter, CalorieLab and Foodista.
Mark Burhenne DDSDr. Burhenne is a family and sleep medicine dentist. He is dedicated to helping the world understand the connection between oral health and overall wellness through his blog, Ask the Dentist. Subscribe to the Ask the Dentist newsletter to get Dr. B’s oral health checklists for parents.
Your guide in this series is Marti McGinnis. With a lifetime of conjuring up her own happy worlds Marti now makes available to you her methods for finding and creating your own creative dreamworlds!
Mary Price is a proud Midwesterner originally from Indianapolis, IN. She currently works as a Communications intern for the National Wildlife Federation in Washington D.C. Mary grew up in Indiana and attended Marian University in her home state majoring in English Literature.
Maureen Kilgore is a mum with a passion for healthy living. She lives with her husband and two children in Belfast city Northern Ireland. Maureen is currently a "stay at home" mum looking after her kids full time and thoroughly enjoying it.
A well known marketing expert on green and natural products, MC Milker has published over 300 articles on eco friendly marketing, parenting and green living. Her work has appeared on the Washington Post green site, Sprig.com; on Ecopreneurist.com and in numerous other magazines, blogs and journals.
Meg CollinsMeg Collins is the Editor of Lucieslist.com, a website and newsletter subscription service dedicated to helping pregnant women survive birth, breastfeeding, and the first year of motherhood. She created Lucieslist in early 2010 after struggling to find a website with high-quality, unbiased recommendations for baby gear.
Melanie PotockMelanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist, a national speaker on the topic of picky eating, and the author of the award winning parenting book, Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids: How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food!
Women’s empowerment advocate, marketing specialist and breast cancer survivor Melanie Young is author of Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer
Melissa Graham, a former attorney, is the founding Executive Director of Purple Asparagus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to educating families about all things associated with good eating, eating that's good for the body and the planet.
Melissa MoogA true pioneer in an emerging industry, Melissa Moog is one of America’s original baby planners as founder of Itsabelly, a national baby planning service guiding new and expectant parents through the process of parenthood. Melissa is also the leading authority and voice for baby planning with an eco-twist, and THE first baby planning business to secure Green America’s seal of approval.
Michael Cameron PhDDr. Michael J. Cameron is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (Charter Certificant 1-00-0010) and is The Chief Clinical Officer for Pacific Child and Family Associates (PCFA). He is experienced in the area of behavioral medicine, behavioral health assessment, and intervention for diverse populations.
Myra Goodman, along with her husband Drew, founded Earthbound Farm on a 2½-acre backyard garden in 1984. In 1986, Earthbound Farm became the first company to successfully launch packaged salads for retail sale, and it’s credited with popularizing spring mix salads, now the biggest segment of the packaged salad category.
Nancy Alspaugh-JacksonNancy Alspaugh-Jackson is the executive director of ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatmernt Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources and fund grants for children whose families cannot afford the necessary tools their child needs to reach their full potential. You can read more from Nancy on her blog Act Today!.
Nancy Gould ChudaNancy Gould Chuda, Healthy Child Co-Founder & Chair of Honorary Board, Author & Environmental Activist,is the founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Healthy Child Healthy World was established to honor the Chuda’s only child, Colette, who died in 1991 at the age of five due to a rare, non-genetic, form of cancer.
Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Executive Director of the Holistic Moms Network and mother to two boys. She founded the Holistic Moms Network to meet other parents who shared her passions for living healthy and living sustainably, and to help raise awareness about natural living options.
Naomi ShawNaomi Shaw lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids. She is a free-lance journalist and stay at home mom that enjoys writing on fashion, beauty, and health. You can connect with her via twitter @naomijshaw or look at some of her writings in her personal blog naomijshaw.weebly.com.
Neal Barnard MDDr. Barnard, is a well-known physician, researcher, and author. He is an adjunct associate professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and host of the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease. For additional recipes and health tips from Dr. Barnard, visit www.KidsGetHealthy.org.
Paige Wolf is a publicist, author, and green living expert who uses her media savvy and personal moxie to promote manageable eco-chic living.
Patti Wollman Summers
Patti Wollman Summers obtained two masters degrees, the first in English from SUNY Buffalo and the second in early childhood education from Bank Street College. She has been a teacher, director and consultant for over three decades. Wollman Summers recently co-authored the new parenting guide, “Toddlers ON Technology.”
Paul Auerbach MD FACEP FAWM
Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, FACEP, FAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the world’s leading medical expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author.
Paul Nourigat is the author of nine financial success books, eight for children and teens; his newest, No Time To Wander: the financial compass for young Americans, guides adults in their twenties and thirties to financial freedom, candidly addressing difficult economics, life complexities, and the common gap in financial skills.
Penelope Jagessar Chaffer
Penelope Jagessar Chaffer is a multi award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, feminist, children’s environmental health advocate and global environmentalist. She is the director, producer and writer of Toxic Baby, a feature documentary that looks at how chemicals in the environment affect the health and development of babies and children.
Rachel Martin is the writer behind the website FindingJoy.net. She is the author behind the successful “Dear Mom Letters” Ebook. Besides writing and speaking, you can find at her at home teaching her seven kids, drinking coffee, and learning to appreciate the little things in life that truly matter.
Rebecca Sutton Ph.D.
Dr. Sutton is a senior scientist in the California office of the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization that strives to protect children from exposure to toxic chemicals. She is an environmental chemist and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Ricky Choi MD
Ricky Y. Choi, MD, MPH is the Department Head of Pediatrics at Asian Health Services Community Health Center in Oakland, CA. He also provides primary care for those patients who speak any of ten different Asian languages and is a Co-Founder of HealthBegins, a nonprofit think-and-do tank that demonstrates how smart medicine starts upstream.
Robin Kamen is General Manager, Interactive at Seventh Generation, Inc., a company committed to becoming the world’s most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home.
Robin Organ founded greenschools in response to a clear need in schools/communities seeking help in creating sustainable and healthy environments. Just a few years ago, Robin suffered from repeated cases of life-threatening anaphylaxis. Robin and her young girls had suffered from allergies, asthma, digestive issues, immune dysfunction and more.
As the founder of AllergyKids, Robyn has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and CNN highlighting the role that chemicals in our food supply are having on our health. Robyn is the author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About it (Random House, May 2009).
Dr. Ruth Ann Crystal
Dr. Ruth Ann Crystal is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Palo Alto, California. She is a Physician Advisor at PrescribeDesign.com, a network of healthcare natives and design professionals collaborating to re-imagine medical products and services. You can find her on Twitter as @CatchTheBaby.
Sally Greenwald is a MD MPH student at a medical school in Boston. She is a dancer, a flutist, a swim lesson instructor, a right fielder in softball, and is conversationally fluent in French. She graduated from Tufts University in 2007 and spent a year as Guest Representative of the Emergency Room and Clinical Researcher of the ED at Stanford Hospital.
Sally Loughridge PhDSally is a professional artist, cancer survivor, and retired clinical child psychologist. She is the author of Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love and Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment. You can find more from Sally at SallyLoughridge.com. Please join her on her Facebook author page and on her Facebook studio page.
Sara Snow has been called "green living’s real deal" and it’s easy to see why. Daughter of an organic foods pioneer, Tim Redmond, Sara grew up surrounded by organic gardens, compost piles and a family with a passion for green living.
Sarah is an advocate of socially responsible business and cacao and has spoken at elite conferences and events around the world including Harvard Business School, Whole Foods, the University of Michigan, Net Impact, The Leadership Gathering, AIESEC, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, and the GEL Design Conference.
Scott Steinberg is a keynote speaker and the author of nine books including the #1 bestselling The Modern Parent’s Guide high-tech parenting series. He is the CEO of the strategic consulting firm TechSavvy Global and a noted industry consultant, he also serves as Sears Toy Shop’s Toy Tech Expert.
Sheana Whelan Funkhouser RN PhDDr. Sheana Whelan Funkhouser is a self described ‘nurse mom’ who is known for her down-to-earth advice and practical approach to health and healthy living. Sheana spends time volunteering at the animal shelter, church office, and at a health clinic serving medically vulnerable community members.
Sheila Hollender is the Director of Giving for Seventh Generation, which proudly contributes 10% of pre-tax profits to non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change.
Shelby Rodriguez is the winner of the Healthy Child Healthy World’s Mom on a Mission Award in October, 2009.In the future she plans to continue working on creating legal restrictions on the use of asphalt roofing tar in residential areas and on or near schools.
Sherrie Campbell, PhD is a licensed Psychologist providing counseling and psychotherapy services to residents of Southern California. Dr. Campbell specializes in psychotherapy with adults and teenagers. She is also the author of Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person.
Sloan Barnett is the author of the NY Times best selling book: Green Goes with Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet . The book outlines how the next wave of green is about the health of our families in addition to the health of our planet.
Spela Gorenc Jazbec
Spela Gorenc Jazbec is the author of the manual Correct Baby Handling and Correct Choice of Appropriate Equipment and Accessories and the baby-handling.com website.
Stephanie Bennett Vogt
Stephanie Bennett Vogt, MA., is the author of Your Spacious Self: Clear Your Clutter and Discover Who You Are and a leading expert in the field of space clearing. She writes and teaches internationally on topics of tending the home, restoring balance, and cultivating what she calls "spacious detachment."
In her book, Wit's End! Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen, Sue Scheff journals her own difficulties with her teen, as well as offers prescriptive advice for parents at their wit's end. Visit Sue at helpyourteens.com and suescheff.com for more great information.
Sunny YoungSunny has become a Jill of all Trades- working with the Boulder Valley School District’s School Food Project as well as with the Chef Ann Foundation and The Lunch Box website which provides free tools and resources to anyone who needs help changing school food.
Susan Comfort spent two decades working for environmental groups like EWG and 1% for the Planet, trying not to let all the bad news get her down. She now promotes the cause of play as the VP for Philanthropy with KaBOOM!, for which she has personal trainers in-house: her 7-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl.
Susan Hunt Stevens
Susan Hunt Stevens is the Founder & CEO of Practically Green, an online service that motivates and inspires people to make healthy green changes in their life through assessment, personalized recommendations, and social connections that make decisions easier, faster and hopefully, way more fun.
Suzanne Kleinberg is the founder of Potential to Soar, a unique career and talent coaching service for new graduates, seasoned professionals and corporations, through private coaching, customized workshops and psychometric assessment tools. Her newest book, From Playstation® to Workstation is available in paperback
After being diagnosed with endometriosis Tabitha Kerkove became a major advocate for participatory medicine. Through research and networking Tabitha has been able to successfully manage her endometriosis by partnering with healthcare providers.
Tamara Komuniecki has been a journalist since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Political Science, double minor in Philosophy and Criminology, in 1994, but she's been a storyteller her whole life. In 1994 the cameras just started rolling.
Winner of the Inaugural National Healthy Homes Hero award presented in June 2011 by a consortium of Federal agencies (including the EPA, CDC, HUD, USDA and U.S. Department of Energy), Tamara Rubin has been a childhood lead poisoning prevention advocate since her children were poisoned in 2005.
Tara WagnerTara Wagner is a life coach, green living educator and die-hard natural living advocate who helps others embrace their inner hippie and dance naked under the full moon to save Mother Earth. Okay, that last part is optional. Let's just started with the free Treehugger Kickstart Guide instead.
Tawny has a BA in Business and Secondary Education from Eastern Washington University. In addition to writing, Tawny is also a national advocate for vaccine safety.
The Wybourn Family
Ethan was diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago. Since then, the Wybourn's have jumped in with both feet and have educated themselves as much as they could about the condition. In the process, the family has learned just as much about themselves as they have about seizure disorders.
Theresa Pileggi Proud is the former Executive Director of Children's Health Partnerships. Theresa's interests continue to grow with her children and now include positive gender messaging and programs to promote leadership opportunities for young girls.
Dr. Trenna SutcliffeDr. Sutcliffe is a board certified Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician and a mother of three busy children. She established Sutcliffe Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics in Los Altos, CA with a mission to help children and families thrive. The Sutcliffe Clinic uses a multidisciplinary, integrated care model to help children with developmental, behavioral or learning concerns.
Merrick founded Project 7 on the belief that when given a choice, consumers would choose a brand that gave back. And, he was right. Since it’s first appearance in the market place in 2008, Project 7 has garnered the respect of big business and consumers alike.