Leading Women for Shared Parenting is an organization whose supporters recognize Children Need Both Parents.
Barbara is a columnist with Canada's National Post. Her award winning journalism on gender related issues is known far and wide.
Phyllis Schlafly, Esq.
Phyllis founded the Eagle Forum, a leading organization of conservative women. Phyllis was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Women of the 20th Century.
Delegate Jill Carter, Esq.
Jill is a longtime member of the Maryland General Assembly and well known civil rights activist representing the citizens of Baltimore City.
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW is from Rhode Island. She is owner of the popular website, movingpastdivorce.com, and a regular contributor to the divorce section of the Huffington Post
Rep. Mary Flowers
Rep. Mary Flowers has represented the people of Chicago's 31st district in the Illinois House since 1985.
Erin founded the women's domestic violence shelter movement in 1971. Less known is her staunch support for Shared Parenting.
Karen DeCrow, Esq.
Karen DeCrow, former NOW president from 1974-1977 has publicly stated for five decades that: "There should be a rebuttable presumption of Shared Parenting for Children of Divorce."
Gwendolyn Landolt, Esq.
Gwen is an Attorney and founder of REAL Women of Canada, a pro-family organization.
Alderman Jill Egizii
Jill is President of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization USA. She has served on the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, appointed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Maddigan.
Rep. Monique Davis
Rep. Davis has served the people of Chicago's 27th district since 1987.
Paulette comes to LW4SP from Canada where she has been a leading shared parenting advocate for a number of years.
Rep. Phyllis Pond
Phyllis is a member ofIndiana's General Assembly representing the people of the 85th district for over 35 years.
Rachel Alexander, Esq.
Rachel, a political columnist and attorney writes for Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, Christian Post and the UK Guardian. She also edits the Intellectual Conservative.
Rep. Linda Chapa-LaVia
Linda has been in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2003, serving on a number of committees dealing with issues affecting children.
Molly K. Olson, MBC
Molly is the founder and executive director of the Center for Parental Responsibility, a leading shared parenting organization (CPR) located in St. Paul, MN.
Senator Slyvia Allen (ret.)
Senator Allen served the people of Arizona 5th district and was responsible for passing several pro shared parenting laws in the state.
Teri is the Program Director for Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE). In 2005, Teri lead the lobbying group Women for Shared Parenting and gave testimony for California's Shared Parenting Bill AB1307.
Kris is a co-founder and former executive director of the Canadian Equal Parenting Council. She has experienced first hand the benefits of co-parenting her children with their father.
Dr. Janice Fiamengo
Janice is a professor of English at the University of Ottawa.
Lise is a well known writer on gender and relationship issue in Quebec. She founded an organization called ANCQ.
Ruth comes to LW4SP from the UK where she operates Wikivorce, the largest collection of data and pro se help information in the world.
Sheila is founder and president of the North Carolina based organization KN2P, a child advocacy and shared parenting organization
Mary Lou Ambrogio
Mary Lou is Vice President of the Canadian Chapter of the
International Free Press Society.
Barbara is a well known subject matter expert in the area of domestic violence.
Kristine Guerrero-Sisneroz, Esq.
Kristina is a founding Partner at Guerrero & Camplin PLC, LLO where she practices Family, Criminal and Juvenile Law and was a staunch proponent of Nebraska's most recent Shared Parenting Bill, LB22. She is a proud Mother of six Sons and enjoys motivational speaking.
Lori Barkus, Esq.
Lori is the Founding Partner at Barkus Law, P.A. where she practices Family Law and is a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of South Florida. Lori is also admitted to practice in Georgia and Washington D.C..
Amy Sherman, Esq.
Amy is a Founding Partner at Sherman and Gilner, PC LLO, a strong proponent of Shared Parenting and frequently appears before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Karen Conti, Esq.
Karen is a Partner involved in all types of Litigation. She has extensive experience in Domestic Relations and was appointed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to assist in redrafting the divorce laws in Illinois.
Carmen M Colon
Carmen has served as a Public Speaker for Women and Youth in Non-Traditional Roles for over 25 years, a Trainer and Lecturer for Women and Youth in Leadership and Career Training for 18 Years, and a Community Advocate and Organizer / Parent Leader Role in Public School Educational System for 12 years, Carmen M Colon is an Engineer, Author and Career Advancement Facilitator.
Dr. Denise Hines
Denise is a recognized expert on domestic violence and a Professor of Psychology.
Celia is a Solicitor and Author with a particular interest in the field of Child Law.
Ingrid Carlqvist is a Swedish journalist and author that in 2012 started the newspaper Dispatch International. She has written about the importance of fathers in childrens lives for many years.
Jill is the Director at Carnegie Regional Library, the Sponsor of the 2014 North Dakota Shared Parenting Ballot Initiative and the 2011 Advocate of the Year for her work in passing an Anti-Bullying Law in North Dakota.
Dr. Emily Douglas
Dr. Douglas is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and Master of Social
Work program at Bridgewater State University and founder and chair of the National
Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy.
Dorcy (Russell) Pruter
Dorcy (Russell) Pruter is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Co-Parenting Institute. She is an Internationally recognized expert on both high conflict divorce and parental alienation. Dorcy’s
main desire in starting the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute is to shift the
world’s limiting beliefs about divorced families and to shift divorced families
dealing with the pain of Parental Alienation from divided to united through the
fostering of unconditional love and personal accountability.
Representative Peggy Scott
Representative Scott serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Sponsored a Shared Parenting Bill in 2012.
Christine is a Journalist and nine time, international award-winning talk show Host and Producer at CTS TV in Burlington, Ontario. She has served as Broadcast News Writer and Anchor for Christian Post in Washington and New York. Her writings have appeared in FrontPage Magazine, U.S.A. Today Online, Islamist Watch, Wall Street online and the Gatestone Institute in New York where she sits on the Board of Governors.
Rebekah is the founder of the Strong Stepmom Awareness Campaign. SSAC is working with legislative leaders in the pursuit of shared parenting, children’s rights, and keeping judges accountable to enforce laws.
Chawna is the founder of Missing an Angel and the Love is Louder than Lies campaign.
Angela is a member of the German non-profit
association Väteraufbruch für Kinder e.
V. which was founded in
1988 and presently has about 3.000 members. She is also a member of the
regional Board of Väteraufbruch für
Kinder Karlsruhe e. V. and is serving her third term as a member
of the Federal Board.
Dianna is a nationally known speaker on men, women and families and is widely quoted on the subject of equal Shared Parenting.
Diane is the United States Coordinator for 2013 International Men's Day; Chair of the USA 2012 -2022 International Men's Day Ten Year Planning Committee; and a member of the International Men's Day Coordination Committee where she represents the United States.
Betty is the founder of CANGRANDS, a national Canadian grass-roots organization dedicated to providing information and support to the 75,000 kinship children being raised by grandparents and other kinship family members.
Laura is the CEO and founder of The D Spot, dedicated to supporting women as they move through and forward after divorce; learning how to divorce with intention and integrity.
Representative Anne Gobi
Senator Gobi serves in the Massachusetts Senate for the people of Worcester.
Dr. Hildegund Suenderhauf
Hildegund was a family law attorney for three years before becoming a Professor for Family Law at the Lutheran University of applied sciences in Nuremberg Germany in 2000.
Georgialee is a prominent family law attorney and arbitrator as well as a popular writer and speaker on law topics.
Karen Kristjanson is supporting others doing shared parenting with her forthcoming book "Finding Our Way: Voices of Moms and Dads sharing parenting".
Suzanne has written extensively about politics, parenting, and the influence of feminism on American society. She is the author of three books, a Fox News contributor and a founder of Women For Men (WFM). Suzanne will serve as a trustee of LW4SP.
Representative Garry has served the people of the 39th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1994. She is also a practicing Family Law attorney.
Veronica Rose, as Ms. Oregon Plus America 2013, has centered her national platform around co-parenting and related issues that affect the children of blended families.
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier
Representative Poirier represents the people of the 14th Bristol District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Marilyn Petitto Devaney
Marilyn is serving in her eighth term as an elected member of the Governors Council, the elected body which approves Judicial Nominees in the State of Massachusetts.
Dr. Nicola Graham-Kevan
Dr. Graham-Kevan is a Reader in the Psychology of Aggression at the University of Central Lancashire and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Mittuniversitetet.
Dr. Christine Giancarlo
Dr. Giancarlo is an applied anthropologist and professor at Mount Royal University since 1992.She is a researcher and author with expertise in social issues, in particular Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome.
Philippa Dolan is a Family Partner based in the London office of the law firm, Collyer Bristow LLP, an advanced member of the Law Society's family law panel, a civil and family mediator, collaborative lawyer and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Tanya LaBuick works in strategy development, project management and programme implementation on the delivery of high profile, time critical, extreme project delivery for complex “Super Projects.”
Rep. Lisa Villa
Representative Lisa Villa serves in the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 98 which includes the towns of Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Stow and Sweden.
Dawn Marcus Stept, Esq
Dawn is an attorney for KidsVoice, a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides advocacy and legal representation for youth in the child welfare system in Allegheny County
Lena Green, LCSW, CLC is the founder and Executive Director of the Akira Center which houses 3 programs: 1) Fathers First which focuses on counseling, advocacy and support to fathers 2) Family University which focuses on healthy relationships, co-parenting and group based learning and 3) The Amherst Residence, which focuses on a residential support for pregnant and parenting young women.
Marianne is an Evening TV News Anchor and Reporter for WAND -TV Newscenter 17, the NBC affiliate in Central Illinois.
Dr. Elizabeth Celi
Dr. Elizabeth Celi is a Psychologist, Author and award-winning speaker and media commentator on men’s mental health and masculinity.
Diane Weber Bederman
Diane Weber Bederman is a multi-faith endorsed, hospital trained chaplain, author and blogger.
Leslie Loftis, Esq.
Leslie Loftis, Esq. is a freelance writer, senior contributor to The Federalist and General Council to Hub Dot.
Shazia Mirza is a Fulbright scholar and the Program Manager of MY Foundation, an NGO in Lahore, Pakistan advocating for Shared Parenting.
Dr. Kiley Hamlin
Dr. Kiley Hamlin is a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychology and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
Sandra Arango-Padron M.D.
Dr. Sandra Arango-Padron M.D. is a pediatrician, proud mother of four, who advocates for the vulnerable, especially children and the disabled.Many children have had their beautiful voices silenced and cannot freely voice their desire to spend time with both their loving parents.Sandra is a staunch supporter of anti-bullying of children and adults and the fair and equal rights of both fit parents.
Karen Wood, LMHC, PC, CAP
Karen Wood, LMHC, PC, CAP is the owner of the Life Counseling Center of Broward.
Jean Lupariello, Esq. is a certified collaborative law attorney, practicing family law.
Heidi Crimins, Esq. is the Founding Attorney at Crimins Family Law.She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. She has been collaboratively trained and is a member of the Central Florida Collaborative Law Group and International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Marta de Tena
Marta de Tena is the Author of "Shared Parenting: Customizing for our kids" and a writer for Elle Magazine.
Shannon is a new member to LW4SP and a strong supporter of Equally Shared Parenting.
LW4SP Member Kay Sell supports Equally Shared Parenting.
LW4SP Member Sally Broessel supports Equally Shared Parenting.
Holly is the owner of The Birds Nest boutique and supports LW4SP.
Rep. Roz Peterson
Roz Peterson is a distinguished representative from Minnesota.
Cindy Chisvin M. Ed
Cindy Chisvin is a member of The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists. With over thirty years of professional experience Cindy completed her Masters of Education degree, with a special focus on counseling therapy, from University of Toronto.
Rep. Kathryn Swan
Rep. Kathryn (“Kathy”) Swan, represents Cape Girardeau and part of Cape Girardeau County (District 147) in the Missouri House of Representatives
Una Archer, MBPsS
Una Archer is a psychologist specializing in supporting secure parent-child relationships.
Holly is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.
Dr Sue Whitcombe
Dr Sue Whitcombe is a Counselling Psychologist in the UK. She is a Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Deputy Chair of the Training Committee for Counselling Psychology and sits on the BPS Expert Witness Advisory Group.
Antonia Di Leo, Ms, Ed, LMFT
Antonia has been practicing mental health counseling for over 10 years in a variety of settings such as foster care, juvenile justice facilities, crisis line, families living with someone with a mental illness and victims of Hurricane Sandy.
DAHLIA BERKOVITZ, PHD, LMSW, LMFT
Dr. Berkovitz brings a caring and compassionate attitude along with a therapeutic philosophy of “the appropriate therapeutic touch and of the right amount of therapeutic intervention”.