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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.

Robert Fellmeth


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


Gerard Glynn


Gerard Glynn, MS, JD / LLM
Chief Legal Officer
Community Based Care of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Past President: 1/16-12/17


Joseph Gunn


Joseph D. Gunn III, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Leslie Heimov


Leslie Starr Heimov, JD, CWLS
Executive Director
Children’s Law Center of California
Monterey Park, CA

NACC Vice President 1/16-12/17

Katherine Holliday


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


H.D. Kirkpatrick


H.D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP
Diplomate in Forensic Psychology
Charlotte, NC
NACC President: 1/16-12/17


Stephanie Ledesma


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

Sugar Land, Texas

Candi Mayes


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

NACC Treasurer: 1/16-12/17

Jane Okrasinski


Jane Okrasinski, JD
Asst. Prof / Exec. Director
Georgia Association of Counsel for Children
Athens, GA

NACC Secretary: 1/16-12/17

Erik Pitchal


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


Henry Plum


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


Robert Schwartz


Robert Schwartz, Esq.
Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus
Juvenile Law Center
Philadelphia, PA


Janet Sherwood


Janet G. Sherwood, JD, CWLS
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Janet G. Sherwood
Corte Madera, CA


John Stuemky


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

Oklahoma City, OK

Judith Waksberg


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


Don Bross


*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


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