The ADHD Family Online could not exist without the heart and soul of the professionals who have devoted their lives to changing the lives of others! I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to our expert contributors -- each of who bring a very special perspective to our thriving community:Founder / Child & Family ADHD Coach
Rory Stern, PsyD
Having started ADHDFamilyOnline.com, Dr. Stern wants each and every family to know that living with ADHD does not mean someone is broken, needs to be fixed, or that life has to be a struggle. Having struggled with his own differences, Rory was given every opportunity to find creative ways to plug his passion and unique talents into the world in a way that people understood.
"I was fortunate enough to receive all the extra attention and encouragement that a child needs to succeed. And the most important difference was that I was encouraged to be creative... I was encouraged to be different... And my differences were celebrated."
Despite my early success, I was NOT immune to struggling at school or among my peer group. I was different. I stood out. And that created a lot trouble for me. I was easily bored and not easily amused by some of the simpler things that many of peers enjoyed. I always wanted more. I sought out learning at every opportunity.
Things were pretty easy for me until I left my comfort zone, moving away from the environment where people knew me as "gifted." Suddenly, everyone saw passion, energy, and creativity as ADHD. Never being one for labels, I try to inspire my clients and my families to focus on the strengths and unique talents that we each have to offer this world.Licensed Psychiatrist And Chief Contributor
Theresa Cerulli, MD
No stranger herself to being personally affected by ADHD, Dr. Cerulli has focused her career on delivering integrative care that focuses on the person as a whole. As a psychiatrist and advocate in the ADHD community, Dr. Cerulli offers an incredible breath of fresh air to the world of psychiatry.
Never just dispensing medications right away, Dr. Cerulli likes to fully understand how ADHD is affecting a person's life. She wants to know how her patients hope to manage and overcome the effects ADHD has on their lives. Only then will she begin to carefully create and devise a tailored treatment plan, that might eventually include medication.Adult ADHD Expert, Coach Trainer,
And Chief Contributor
David Giwerc, MCC
David Giwerc is the Founder / President of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), a comprehensive training program designed to teach the essential skills necessary to powerfully coach individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
As a contributor to ADHDFamilyOnline, David brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience about living with ADHD and making the rules work for you. AS the premiere ADHD coach to entrepreneurs all over the world, David knows first hand how to support successful people who are often misunderstood by their peers, faculty, partners, teachers, bosses, and more.Special Education Consultant And Contributor
Mindy Mazur is a former Deputy Director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) AIDS Bureau for HIV Counseling and Testing, and was a regional manager of MDPH in the Bureau of Family and Community Health. She worked for The Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PAL), the state organization for the Federation for Children's Mental Health. Since 2004, she has been in private practice as an Educational Therapist, Special Ed Parent Coach/Advocate and Consultant. Mindy is also a parent of a child with special needs.
Mindy received a Graduate Certificate in Educational Therapy from Curry College in 2007, a Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 1984, and a BA in American Studies/ Women Studies from the State University at Buffalo in 1975.Teen, College, And Career ADHD Coach And Contributor
Robin Roman Wright provides AD/HD & Career coaching privately in Andover, Massachusetts. She has a master's degree from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She draws on her background in counseling and human development as she helps clients identify their skills, talents and gifts. She can also be laser focused, helping clients set goals, move forward and stay on track. She received coach training from a recognized coach training school -- Coach University and specialized AD/HD training through a course called, "ADD in 2005" taught by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey.
She specializes in working with young people, teens and young adults ages 15 -- 29. She offers customized coaching that is strengths-based and structured for her clients with AD/HD. She works with clients to enhance time management, organizational and decision-making skills as well as improve study habits. She also helps clients identify their talents and skills and articulate where, within the world of work, they might find fulfillment and joy. She offers telephone and in-person coaching around any of the aforementioned areas of concern/ interest.
Robin Roman Wright is a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), CHADD, International Coaching Federation, American Society for Training and Development, National Association of Employers and Colleges, National Association of Social Workers, and a member of the International Coaching Federation of New England.