Advisory Board

 The global Research Agenda has been released. Developed by a representative Working Group or world-leading researchers, it articulates the robust research required for an airtight argument for change and should inform the priorities of any researcher in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and public health.
Dr. Bill Bernet, MD  

A child, adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Bernet is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University, a prolific author, and expert witness, and the editor of Parental Alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11 (2013) and Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals (2013).

Dr. Michelle Kaufman, PhD

A well-published Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a former Fulbright Research Fellow to Nepal, Dr. Kaufman studies the influence of gender, sexuality, and social status on health outcomes and health disparities.

Joani Kloth-Zanard  

An experienced marriage and family therapist, consultant, expert witness, and Guardian ad Litem, Ms. Kloth-Zanard is the Founder and Executive Director of PAS Intervention, a 501c3 non-profit and the author of Where Did I Go Wrong? How Did I Miss The Signs? and Broken Family Bonds (2013).

Jesper Lohse
Copenhagen, Denmark

A strategic learning consultant with more than 20 years of experience working across 100 countries, Mr. Lohse often advises politicians and media, and he is the Chairman of the Danish Fathers Association and the Founder of the World Parents Organization.

Brian Ludmer, LLB
Ontario, Canada

The founder of Ludmer Law, Mr. Ludmer is a prolific speaker and international consultant, an advisory board member to the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization and the International Support Network for Alienated Families, the co-founder of Lawyers for Shared Parenting, and the co-author of The High Conflict Custody Battle (2014).

Judge Philip Marcus, rtd.
Jerusalem, Israel

An expert consultant to legislative committees, Philip Marcus served as a Judge of the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court from 1995 and of the Family Court from its opening in 1997 until his retirement in 2012. He has since presented on five continents and published vastly on parental responsibilities and Family Law, including domestic violence and surrogacy, and focused on prevention of child-parent contact failure. 

Benjamin Marquette, JD 

A corporate attorney with a major international company and an alienated dad, Mr. Marquette has presented continuing legal education on parental alienation and is the founder of a group dedicated to legal reform.

Dr. Mandy Matthewson, PhD
Tasmania, Australia

A clinical psychologist and senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Dr. Matthewson specializes in family and couple’s therapy, parental alienation, psychological assessment, developmental psychology, and professional practice skills. 

Margaret Olnek, JD

Margaret Olnek, JD is a former family law attorney.  She helps women gain the knowledge and skills they need to make educated and informed decisions about parenting and divorce issues.  Margaret is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and the Co-Chair of Bridge to Justice in Boulder, Colorado.

Dr. Terri Orbuch, PhD

A professor at Oakland University and a research professor at the University of Michigan, Dr. Orbuch is also known as The Love Doctor® and a talk show host. She has published thousands of articles, authored six books, including 5 Simple Steps To Take Your Marriage From Good To Great (Greenleaf, 2015), and been prolifically featured by print and broadcast media.

Amanda Sillars
QLD Australia

A lived experience educator with personal history of parental alienation and abduction, Ms. Sillars is the founder of the Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation, a charity focused on advancing associated research, health services, and education.

Karen Woodall
London UK

A pioneer in reconciling families torn apart by parental alienation, Ms. Woodall is the co-Founder, with her husband Nick Woodall, of the Family Separation Clinic and of the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners, and they are the co-authors of Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal (2017).

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