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Board of Advisors

“PEN enables parents and teachers to better understand the others' perspectives and work—together—in the best interests of the child. PEN offers an unparalleled collection of meetings, lectures and seminars that are receiving national attention.”
— Rick Lavoie

Visit for information about EdRev, our annual gathering at AT&T Park, San Francisco.
EdRev 2017 will take place Saturday April 22nd!

We are so grateful to be deeply connected with some of the keenest minds in both the learning and attention differences community as well as the broader education movement.   They help us think everyday about our programming and how to best serve our parents. 

Al Adams, Ed.D.
Head of School (Retired), Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco

James Adams, MA, LMFT, LEP
Educational Psychologist; Certified School Psychologist; Marriage & Family Therapist

Joan M. Bisagno, Ph.D.
Associate Dean & Director, Student Disability Resource Center, Stanford University

Simon Chiu
Head of School, St. Joseph of Notre Dame High School, Alameda

Celine Curran, MA
Dean of Students, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco

Nancy Cushen-White, Ed.D.
Educational Therapist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Adolescent Medicine, UCSF; Board of Directors, International Dyslexia Association; S.A.F.E. Voices Advisor

Sam Cuddeback, MALS
Head of School, Drew High School, San Francisco

Devora Depper, Ph.D
Private Practice; Assistant Clinical Psychologist, UCSF

David Fleishhacker
Retired Head of School, Katherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco

Tuck Geerds
Retired Director of Admissions, Charles Armstrong School, San Francisco

Pat Henery, M.Ed.
Education Specialist; Educational Evaluations & Consulting

Alice Jackson, MS
Educational Consultant

Sally Large
Director, Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center

Nancy McAteer
Past President, Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools

Jane McClure, MA, LFMT, LEP
Educational Psychologist, McClure, Mallory & Baron

Joyce McMinn, ME
Teacher and Founding Member, Gateway High School

Jonathan Mooney
President, Project Eye-to-Eye; Author of Learning Outside the Lines; The Short Bus

Natalie O'Byrne, MD
Child Psychiatrist & Learning Disorder Consultant; Retired Faculty Member, UCSF; Advisory Board of the Department of Child Psychiatry

Robynne O'Byrne, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist; Former Head of Counseling, Branson High School, Marin

Lorraine Paul, M.E.
Head of School, St. Gregory School, San Mateo; Former Director of Community Relations, Charles Armstrong School, Belmont

Steve Phelps, Ed.D.
President, Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland

Mike Riera, Ph.D
Head of Redwood Day School, Oakland. Author of Staying Connected to Your Teenager; Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers; Surviving High School; and A Field Guide to the American Teenager

Gayle Rosenberg, BCET
Director of the Academic Resource Program, Junipero Sierra High School, San Mateo; Educational Therapist, Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton

Yvonne & Angelo Sangiacomo
San Francisco Family with 6 Dyslexic children & 5 Dyslexic grandchildren

Cecily Stock, MA, JD
Academic Dean, Upper School, San Domenico, Marin

Brian Thomas, MA
Interim Head of Upper School, Bentley School, Lafayette; S.A.F.E. Voices Advisor

Peter Thorp, Ph.D
Chief of Staff, California Charter Schools Association

Robert Verhoogen, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Learning & Attention Disorder Specialist

Chris Voll, MA
School Psychologist

Rosalie Whitlock, Ph.D
Executive Director, Children's Health Council, Palo Alto

Shafia Zaloom
Educator; S.A.F.E. Voices Advisor