Our Mission | Our History 

OUR TEAM

Board of Directors and Officers

Ned Holstein  

Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Massachusetts, Founder and Chairman of the Board

  • Nationally recognized expert on the effects of the environment on human health
  • Founded Fathers and Families, now National Parents Organization, in 1998 to reform the family courts
  • Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 
Philip Dyk  

Philip Dyk, Connecticut

  • Partner, Alinda Capital Partners
  • Claremont McKenna College
 
Robert A. Franklin  

Robert A. Franklin, JD, Texas, Journalist for National Parenst Organization

  • National Parents Organization's 'featured columnist'
  • Formerly Executive Editor, Houston Law Review
  • University of Houston
 
Matt Hale  

Matt Hale, MBA, Kentucky

  • Architectural Sales, Spohn Associates
  • Bradley University, University of Louisville
 
Benny Hau  

Benny Hau, MD, California

  • Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program; Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health, Loma Linda University
  • Yale University, Loma Linda University
 
Donald C. Hubin  

Donald C. Hubin, PhD, Ohio

  • Director, Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University
  • University of California, Davis, University of Arizona
 
Christian R. Paasch  

Linda Reutzel, Missouri

  • Owner/CFO FGR Mechanical, Inc.
  • Southeast Missouri State University
 
Bruce Rogers  

Bruce Rogers, Massachusetts

  • Founder and President, Virtual, Inc., managing operations for global industry associations
  • Colby College, Boston University
 

Management

 
Petra Maxwell  

Petra Maxwell, JD, New York, National Executive Director

  • 25 years of experience serving non-profits in the capacity of senior executive, general counsel or consultant
  • Created award-winning programs for children and single parents in both Chicago and New York City
  • Served on NY State Governor Cuomo’s executive team to help refine the state’s processes for contracting with and funding non-profit organizations state-wide
  • B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Northwestern University; J.D., Harvard Law School
 
Lianna Mika   

Lianna Mika, Massachusetts, Office Manager

  • Manages National Parents Organization's files, database, and general office
 

Executive Directors Emeriti

 
Ned Holstein  

Ned Holstein, MD, MS
Executive Director, February 1998 to April 2018 Intermittently

  • Nationally recognized expert on the effects of the environment on human health
  • Founded Fathers and Families, now National Parents Organization, in 1998 to reform the family courts
  • Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 
Daniel B. Hogan  

Daniel B. Hogan, JD, PhD
Executive Director, 2006-2007

  • Management consultant and author of four books on the regulation of psychotherapists
  • Yale University, Harvard Law School and Department of Psychology
 
Glenn Sacks   

Glenn Sacks, MA
Executive Director 2009-2012

  • Leading voice for family court reform
  • University of California, Los Angeles
 
Rita Fuerst Adams  

Rita Fuerst Adams, MBA
National Executive Director, 2012-2015

  • More than thirty years' experience in not-for-profit management, organizational development, and fundraising
  • Capital University, Ohio University
     

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