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With representatives from the fields of law, 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. To contact a board member, please email our Executive Director at with the name(s) of the member(s) you'd like to reach.

Mickey Aberman


Mickey Aberman, JD, MBA
James, McElroy, & Diehl, P.A.
Charlotte, NC


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Janet Bledsoe, JD, CWLS, LLM
Attorney ad Litem Program Assistant Director
Administrative Office of the Courts
Fort Smith, AR

NACC Secretary: 1/18-12/19

Currey Cook


Currey Cook, JD
Director of the Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project
Lambda Legal
New York, NY


Gerard Glynn


Gerard Glynn, MS, JD / LLM
Chief Legal Officer
Community Based Care of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Past President: 1/18-12/19


Joseph Gunn


Joseph D. Gunn III, MD
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Amy Harfeld


Amy Harfeld, JD
National Policy Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Children's Advocacy Institute- USD School of Law
Washington, DC


Leslie Heimov


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

NACC Vice President 1/18-12/19

Katherine Holliday


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


Candi Mayes


Candi M. Mayes, JD, CWLS
San Diego, CA

NACC President: 1/18-12/19

Jane Okrasinski


Jane Okrasinski, JD
Athens, GA

NACC Treasurer: 1/18-12/19

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


Henry Plum


Henry J. Plum, JD
Attorney & Consultant
New Berlin, WI


Robert Schwartz


Robert Schwartz, Esq.
Stoneleigh Visiting Fellow, Stoneleigh Foundation
Executive Director Emeritus, Juvenile Law Center
Philadelphia, PA

NACC Interim Treasurer: 1/18-12/19

Janet Sherwood


Janet G. Sherwood, JD, CWLS
Deputy Director
Corte Madera, CA


John Stuemky


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

Oklahoma City, OK

Sonia Velazquez


Sonia C. Velazquez
Former Executive Director
ECLT Foundation
Chicago, IL


Judith Waksberg


Judith Waksberg, JD
Kings County Family Court
Brooklyn, 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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