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With representatives from the fields of law, education, medicine, and forensic psychology, the NACC Board of Directors offers a multidisciplinary perspective on child welfare issues and policies. This integrative mindset guides our strategic direction, and provides us with new tools and methods to achieve our goals. Read about each of our board members below.


Candace J. Barr, JD, CWLS
CAP Attorney Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV



Robert Fellmeth, JD
Executive Director/Professor
Children’s Advocacy Institute
San Diego, CA



Gerard Glynn, MS, JD / LLM
Chief Legal Officer
Community Based Care of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
NACC President: 1/14-12/15



Leslie Starr Heimov, JD, CWLS
Executive Director
Children’s Law Center of California
Monterey Park, CA
NACC Treasurer 1/14-12/15



H.D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP
Diplomate in Forensic Psychology
Charlotte, NC
NACC Vice President: 1/14-12/15



Stephanie Smith Ledesma, MA, JD, CWLS
Asst. Professor/Dir. of Experiential Learning Programs
TSU, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Sugar Land, Texas



Candi M. Mayes, JD, CWLS
CEO & Executive Director
Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
San Diego, CA



Jane Okrasinski, JD
Assistant Professor
Executive Director
Georgia Association of Counsel for Children
Athens, GA



Hon. Erik S. Pitchal
Bronx Family Court
Bronx, NY



Henry J. Plum, JD
Attorney & Consultant
Wauwatosa, WI



Robert L. Redfearn Jr., JD
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn
New Orleans, LA



Janet G. Sherwood, JD, CWLS
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Janet G. Sherwood
Corte Madera, CA
Past President: 1/14-12/15



John H. Stuemky, MD
Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center
Oklahoma City, OK



Sonia C. Velazquez
Executive Director
ECLT Foundation
Geneva, Switzerland



Judith Waksberg, JD
Director, Appeals Unit
Juvenile Rights Practice
The Legal Aid Society
New York, NY



Linda Weinerman, JD
Executive Director
Colorado Office of the Child Representative
Denver, CO
NACC Secretary 1/14-12/15



*Donald C. Bross, JD, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics (Family Law)
Associate Director for Pediatric Law, Policy and Ethics
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Aurora, CO
*NACC Founder and Board Member Emeritus



*Katherine S. Holliday, JD
Attorney at Law
James, McElroy & Diehl, PA
Charlotte, NC
*NACC Legal Counsel


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