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Meredith Abend

Psychotherapist Meredith Abend resides in California with her husband and two young sons. She graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in Psychology and obtained her Masters of Social Work degree from New York University as a merit scholar.

 

Maggie BaumannMaggie Baumann, M.A.

Maggie Baumann, M.A., is a marriage family therapist intern working as a counselor in a private practice in Newport Beach. She specializes in the prevention and awareness of eating disorders and other addictions as well as trauma and attachment disorders. Maggie has written for various publications and appeared on national television promoting eating disorder awareness and prevention. You can reach Maggie by email or visit her website at MaggieBaumann.com.

 

Brett Berk, a.k.a. Gay Uncle

Brett Berk, M.S. Ed. has worked with young children and their families for over 20 years--as a classroom teacher, preschool director, and research consultant--and is the author of The Gay Uncle's Guide to Parenting. Visit him at www.askgayuncle.com

 

Andra Brosh, Ph.D. and Allison Pescosolido, M.A.

Andra Brosh, Ph.D. and Allison Pescosolido, M.A. are the leading divorce recovery experts in Los Angeles. Founders of Divorce Detox, a proven program guaranteed to speed recovery through the divorce transition, Andra and Allison are certified grief recovery experts, and both hold advanced degrees in the field of psychology. Visit www.divorcedetox.com to learn more about their programs and cutting-edge work.

 

Paula DeenPaula Deen

Paula Deen, one of America's most recognized and beloved cooks, is a self-made success story who learned the secrets of Southern cooking from her Grandmother some 30 years ago. At the time, Paula had no idea that the love for Southern cooking her grandmother instilled in her would lead to a life-long career. In addition her famous The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, Paula also owns Uncle Bubba's Oyster House and the Paula Deen Buffet at Harrah's Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. In addition to her numerous cookbooks, Paula brings a southern touch to TV with her highly-rated show, "Paula's Home Cooking."

 

Dr. Chrystal EvansDr. Chrystal Evans

Dr. Chrystal Evans is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience providing therapy for adults, couples, teens, and children. She's contracted by the State of California Alcohol and Drug Programs as a Clinical Assessor with the CARE Program and along with her business partners, is producing a children's developmental music video series, Bebop Braineez. She and her husband are the active parents of an infant and a preschooler.

 

Jill Spivack Dr. Cara Gardenswartz, PhD

Dr. Cara Gardenswartz is a licensed clinical psychologist (License #PSY18399) provides therapy to individuals and couples and  runs psychotherapy groups. Her expertise include relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and addiction. She has over 16 years of education, training, and experience in her field. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to earn her Master's and Doctorate in Psychology at the UCLA. In addition to working with patients, Dr. Gardenswartz is a script consultant for television and film. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

www.caragardenswartz.com/

 

Lori Getz Lori Getz, M.A.

Lori Getz is the founder of Cyber Education Consultants and speaks to students, parents and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. Her mission is to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. She is the mother of one and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

 

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-LenzDr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz completed her undergraduate education at Wesleyan University and post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies at Mills College. She earned her medical degree in 1996 from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and has been in private practice for more than 9 years. She is the co-founder of Cedars Sinai Medical Center's Green Committee and is deeply committed to the promotion of healing that involves individuals, families, communities and the planet.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children in a "green" renovated home.

 

jennifer GinsbergJennifer Ginsberg, MSW/MAJCS

Jennifer Ginsberg is a Los Angeles mother, writer, and addiction specialist with over 15 years of experience in the fields of alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. After receiving her MSW from the USC School Of Social Work and MAJCS from Hebrew Union College, Jennifer served as the clinical director of a 120 bed drug and alcohol treatment facility. She also co-developed an addiction prevention program for Jewish youth, which has been implemented in synagogues nationally. Jennifer now works privately with people who are impacted by the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol and writes about all topics related to motherhood, addiction, and women in politics. Read more about her life at angstmom.com

 

Dr. Michelle GollandDr. Michelle Golland

Dr. Michelle Golland is a USC graduate and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She works with adults, teens and is an expert in the field of marriage and relationships. Dr. Michelle Golland has given her expert advice on CNN, HLN, MSNBC, ABC, and Fox news. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and wonderfully exhausting two children.

 

Sophia GrantDr. Sophia Grant

Dr. Sophia Grant has over 15 years of experience as a pediatrician working in a variety of settings. After completion of a fellowship in Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma, she stayed on as a faculty member and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor. She is also co-author of "Visual Diagnosis of Child Abuse on CD-ROM", third edition. When not doctoring, Dr. Grant spends her time being a wife and mother of three wonderful children.

 

Rabbi Sherre Z. HirschRabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch

Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch, a spiritual life consultant, is one of the very few female rabbis in the country and only the 60th woman ordained in the Conservative movement. She served one of the largest synagogues in the United States, the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California, for eight years and is currently a consultant for Canyon Ranch, where she provides spiritual guidance and education for guests of the world-renowned health resort. Hirsch recently released her first book, We Plan, God Laughs: 10 Steps To Finding Your Divine Path When Life Is Not Turning Out Like You Wanted. She holds two master's degrees and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Hirsch lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

 

Ashlee HollandAshlee Holland

Ashlee Holland, single mom of one and former actress on "Days of Our Lives," brings money and timesaving advice to momlogic.com. Ashlee's range of frugal and fabulous expertise helps moms find efficient and affordable ways to cut costs and stretch a buck. Ashlee's resourceful and innovative tips, combined with her infectious enthusiasm and tenacity, motivate anyone to survive and thrive. www.ashleesays.com

 

Danielle Hoston Danielle Hoston

Danielle Hoston, Licensed Real Estate Broker and investor, received her BA in Communications Studies with a Specialization in Business Administration from UCLA. When her daughter was 10 months old, she began selling investment real estate at Marcus & Millichap where she earned numerous awards and national achievement recognition. She now owns a commercial brokerage investment company, Hoston & Associates, Inc. in association with ReMax Commercial (www.hostonassociates.com). She is currently working on a book series focusing on wealth-building and dating issues as a single mother. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.

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Dr. Hilda Hutcherson Dr. Hilda Hutcherson

Dr. Hilda Hutcherson received her medical degree from Harvard University. In addition to practicing privately, Dr. Hutcherson is a clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University. She is devoted to women's empowerment and education, which she promotes in her sexual health columns in both Essence and Glamour magazines. Dr. Hutcherson has also written three books: "Having Your Baby: A Guide for African American Women," "What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex" and "Pleasure: A Woman's Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve." She lives in Pelham, New York with her husband and four children.

 

Dr. Alanna LevineDr. Alanna Levine

Dr. Alanna Levine is a pediatrician in private practice and on staff at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where she attends high risk deliveries and cares for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and frequently appears on television as a medical expert. Dr. Levine lives in New York with her husband and their two children.

 

Susannah LockettiSusannah Locketti

Susannah Locketti is an on-air chef and lifestyles personality discovered by the Food Network. Susannah is a mother of two boys, who specializes in low cost approaches to food and home. She is currently working on her first cookbook.

 

Susannah Locketti Dr. Elizabeth Lyster, MD
Women's Midlife Health Expert

"Doctor Liz" is a gynecologist whose mission is to help women balance hormones, lose weight, and regain health and balance in their lives. She did her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, medical school at UC Irvine, and earned her Master of Public Health degree at UCLA in Health Education. Doctor Liz is in private practice in Laguna Beach, California and is mom to two active boys, ages 8 and 10.

 

Dr. Cara NattersonDr. Cara Natterson
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Dr. Cara Natterson, a graduate of Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is a respected pediatrician and the author of "Your Newborn: Head to Toe" and "Your Toddler: Head To Toe" - comprehensive medical resource guides for parents. Dr. Natterson combines her years of training and expertise as a pediatrician in private practice with her own experience as a mom - giving parents real-life tips and suggestions for raising happy and healthy kids. Dr. Natterson lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.

 

Lisa NicholsLisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols is a popular public speaker, charismatic teacher and powerful coach. She is the founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC. Her transformational workshops impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of teens and adults. She is the author of two best-selling "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, as well as her new book, "No Matter What." She lives in southern California with her teen son.

 

Jeanine PirroJudge Jeanine Pirro

Judge Jeanine Pirro is an attorney, prosecutor and politician who served as a county judge before serving as the elected district attorney of Westchester County in New York for 12 years. As a district attorney, Pirro gained considerable visibility, especially in cases regarding domestic abuse and violence against women, and now she brings her vast legal experience on many issues facing women today to Momlogic. Judge Jeanine lives in Rye, New York, and is the mother of two college-age children.

 

Haylie PomroyHaylie Pomroy

Haylie Pomroy provides nutritional counseling and wellness consulting for clients who wish to actively enhance their health. She is an accomplished practitioner, speaker, writer, consultant, product developer, and researcher who has been featured several times on national television. Haylie practices in CA and CO and resides in Los Angeles with her two beautiful children. Haylie proudly works with the East West Essentials line of doctor's wellness products. For additional nutrition tips and recipes, become a fan of Haylie on Facebook. HayliePomroy.com

 

Robin SaxRobin Sax

Robin Sax is a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who specialized in prosecuting sex crimes against children. She is the author of six books including "Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs to Know To Keep Kids Safe." Robin is a regular legal commentator on Larry King Live, Nancy Grace, Fox News and has a weekly radio show, "Justice Interrupted." Robin lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles, California.

 

Jeanine PirroDr. Ava Shamban

Ava Shamban, M.D., is a board certified dermatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Geffen-UCLA school of medicine.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with her A.B. degree in psychology.  She earned her M.D. Degree in 1982 from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio.  She was featured on ABC television’s "Extreme Makeover" and appears regularly on shows such as "Good Morning America," "The Early Show," and "Tyra Banks."  She resides in Santa Monica with her 3 sons.

 

Dr. Nina Shapiro

Dr. Nina Shapiro is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and she completed her residency in ear, nose, and throat surgery at Harvard. She is an Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat at the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. She has treated tens of thousands of children with ear problems, sleep problems, and breathing problems. She lives with her husband and two young children in Los Angeles.

 

Lisa Sharkey

Lisa Sharkey is Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development for HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, one of the world's leading English-language publishers and a subsidiary of News Corporation. A two-time Emmy Award winner and ten-time Emmy nominee, Sharkey was Senior Producer for ABC's Good Morning America from 2000 until 2005. Lisa and her husband, architect Paul Gleicher, completed one of the country's first total Eco Houses, a "green" brownstone in Manhattan where they reside with their three children. They are the authors of Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire and have a web site www.dreaminggreenbook.com

 

Nikki Shaw

Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw is the owner of Flavor Caterer in Oakland, Ca. and was a finalist on the Food Network's "Next Food Network Star." She is the host of the radio show "Today's Flavor" broadcast on San Francisco's KBLX and webcast on WBLS in New York. She is married to LA Lakers' Assistant Coach Brian Shaw and lives in both Northern & Southern California with their three children. www.chefnikkishaw.com

 

Lara Shriftman

Luxury, fashion and lifestyle expert Lara Shriftman co-founded Harrison & Shriftman in 1995. The agency specializes in public relations, marketing and events for high-profile luxury brands. In addition to serving as a correspondent for Extra with her own segment, Party Confidential, Lara and partner Elizabeth Harrison have authored four books on entertaining, Fete Accompli , Fete Accompli Workbook, Party Confidential and Party Confidential: New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining . www.partyconfidential.com
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Jill Spivack Jill Spivack, MSW

Jill Spivack, LCSW, completed her graduate studies at University of Southern California and worked as a psychotherapist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Counseling Department. Jill, a mother of two, developed a specialty in pediatric sleep disorders while working in New York City as a family therapist after experiencing sleep problems with her first child. Currently a co-founder of Sleepy Planet, Jill provides sleep consultations, private parent education sessions, leads parenting groups for first and second time mothers, and in 2007, Jill co-wrote her first book, "The Sleepeasy Solution" Jill has helped numerous celebrities and families everywhere through her consulting business as well as lecturing throughout the community on sleep, behavior and other parenting topics.

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Shari StormShari Storm

Shari Storm is the author of "Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss" (Thomas Dunne / St. Martins Press). Storm earned her Masters of Business Administration from Seattle University. In addition to being an executive at a $400 million financial institution, Storm is a mentor for Seattle University's graduate program and writes for Working Mother Magazine blog. Storm has three young daughters.

 

Janet TaylorDr. Janet Taylor

Dr. Janet Taylor is a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Columbia University at Harlem Hospital, and is a consumer health strategist and certified life coach. Her company, Mind Projects, Inc., specializes in corporate stress management and consumer health strategies. She practices in Chelsea and lives with her husband and four daughters in New York.

 

Genevieve ThiersGenevieve Thiers

Genevieve Thiers is the founder and CEO of Sittercity.com, the country's largest and most trusted online source for child care. Through Sittercity, she has been able to transform her vast child care experience into an award-winning company and the industry leader in online care. In addition to literally writing the book on child care, titled "Love at First Sit," Genevieve has also shared child care tips, tricks and trends with hundreds of audiences across the country, from those of the Today Show to Babytalk Magazine.

 

JJ VirginJJ Virgin

Celebrity nutrition and wellness expert JJ Virgin is a media personality, in-demand public speaker and best-selling author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong and Sculpted Arms. Get her biweekly LEANzine chock full of tips to get you slim and sexy fast at jjvirgin.com.

 

Wendy WalshDr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh has a private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles, blogs at "Dating. Mating. Relating" and is a columnist for Pregnancy Magazine. As a T.V. psychological expert, she appears regularly on CNN & HLN, and has also appeared on the "Today" show and "Early Show." She is author of The Boyfriend Test and The Girlfriend Test. www.DrWendyWalsh.com