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Matthew Weneta | MEd

Matthew D. Weneta, MEd is the owner and director of Aerie Experiences, an experiential, adventure and wilderness therapy program serving children and families navigating neurobiological disorders. Aerie Experiences focuses on the meaningful inclusion of family in the treatment process, internal motivation and providing an emotionally and physically safe environment for growth and learning. An adjunct professor for Gainesville State College, Matthew teaches courses in Adventure Based Counseling, Rock Craft and the Prescriptive Use of Recreation. In the treatment and education fields since 1994, Matthew holds a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia in Recreation Administration with a focus in experiential therapies, and a Bachelors of Science in Special Education. He holds a special education teaching license, and is certified in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning (EAGALA). Matthew has run two therapeutic boarding schools, a wilderness therapy program and an adventure camp for at-risk children. Previously, Matthew taught special needs children in hospital, psycho-educational and mainstream school settings. Follow Matthew and Aerie Experiences on Facebook.

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David Rabiner, Ph.D.

David received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1987 and is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at…

Rich Litvin

Rich Litvin runs a leadership consultancy for world leaders, based in Los Angeles and London. His clients include Olympic athletes, presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors,…

Liza Marks, LCSW

Liza Marks, LCSW, is a therapist at Intown Counseling in Decatur, GA. She lives with her son and daughter, her husband, three dogs, and two…

Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells

Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells is a board certified pediatrician and the owner and President of Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness Fort Worth, a multi-faceted…

Kelly Henry

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Kian Caplan, Student

Kian Caplan is a pre-med student at Wesleyan University in CT (Class of 2021) pursuing a BA/MA in Neuroscience & Behavior and double-majoring in Science…

Sydney Taylor-Klaus

Sydney Taylor-Klaus is a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT (class of 2020), majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Neuro-science. Diagnosed with Dyslexia…

Dr. Michael Postma, Ed. D.

Dr. Michael Postma is a consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the holistic development of both gifted and twice-exceptional children. Over the last two decades,…

Samantha Feinman, MS. Ed., TSHH

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Shauna Tominey, Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University

Shauna Tominey is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the…

Jennifer Cohen, CEO and Lead Tutor of LaunchPad Education

Jenn Cohen is CEO and Lead Tutor of LaunchPad Education. LaunchPad offers specialized online test prep tutoring for students with learning differences and ADHD. She…

Jane Massengill

Jane Massengill, LCSW, is a master certified coach specializing in adults and young adults with ADHD. She has a private practice in Danville, California and…

Jessica Ging, General Education Teacher, 4th grade

I have over 15 years of experience as an Elementary School educator, with a deep history of teaching students with special needs. I am also…

BJ Fogg

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Stanford University Behavior Scientist, Dr. BJ Fogg, teaches people how behavior works. With deep experience in teaching and innovation, he splits his time between Stanford…

Jessica McCabe

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Ilana Stoch

Ilana Stoch has been working at Camp Kodiak since it began in 1991. It was started by her father, Dave, who introduced her to the…

Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. Leadership and Learning

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Theresa Maitland

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Anat Baniel

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James Greenblatt, MD

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Anil Chacko, PhD

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Anil Chacko is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the development of engaging, effective, and sustainable prevention, intervention and service delivery models for youth…

Alan Graham, PhD, PCC, MCAC

Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC is Dean of ADHD Coach Training for Mentorcoach. He coaches executives with business and organizational challenges AND adults, teens,…

Victoria Dunckley, M.D.

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D., is an integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with twelve years’ clinical experience in both the public and private sectors. An active blogger for Psychology Today…

David Pomeroy, MD

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Dr. David Pomeroy has been a physician in Family Medicine since 1979. After 26 years of general practice, he specialized in ADHD. Now, for nearly…

Mike Vardy, Productivity Strategist

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Mike Vardy is a Productivity Strategist, a public speaker and a podcaster, the Parent of 2, and the creator of The NOW Year Method for…

Peter Shankman, Author

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Selene Ashewood, Author

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Selene Ashewood, aka S. A. Leigh, authored “Why Can't You Stop Talking?!” 11-Year-Old Me & ADHD. In this book, she shares funny stories and practical…

Caroline Maguire, PPC

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Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed. is a personal coach who works with children with ADHD and the families who support them. Caroline earned her PCC…