Advisory Team

Our Advisory Team includes these outstanding leaders:

Andres Perez
Founder/President, Edificando Vidas

Cassandra Byard-Peppers

former GEMMA Program Manager

Dan Cavanaugh

Mentor, New Principals Project

Consuelo Chavarria

Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator

Gabriella Grant

California Center of Excellence for
Trauma Informed Care

Gisselle Padilla-Johnson

Certified Positive Discipline Trainer

Ellen Moir

Director, New Teacher Center

Cece Pinheiro

Special Parents Information Network

Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes

Educator and Chilean Activist

Mike Rotkin

former Councilmember and Mayor, SC

Patricia Schroeder

retired School Social Worker

Nancy Spangler
Faculty, Cabrillo College
ECE/Children’s Center

Meghan Thomas
, MD
Scotts Valley Medical Clinic

Jan Tice

Cabrillo College Psychology Instructor

Michael Watkins

Superintendent, SC Office of Education

Jennifer Hastings
, MD
Planned Parenthood and UCSF Faculty

Mark Gordon

Computer Consultant, retired Librarian

Julie Olsen-Edwards

Retired ECE professor and author

“Since 1988 while working for Pajaro Valley Unified School District, ¬†I have been aware of the appeal Positive Discipline has to parents. Now to be on the PDCR team is pure ¬†satisfaction as Positive Discipline weaves a web of practical hope & healing that engages a ready community.

As a social worker who has worked in schools, mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence, I believe Positive Discipline is an excellent way to a healthier lives.”

– Patricia Schroeder MSW- PPSC/ Social Work Consultant