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Upland, CA Daniel J. King, Esq. Woodland Hills, CA Gregory T. Kotonias, M.D. Assist. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA John A. Koulouris,Esq. Planetary Cartographer/Writer Laval, Canada Arthur J. Kranz, MD Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Dallas, TX Kimberly W. Lague Guardian Ad Litem Palm Beach County, FL Neil Leavitt Attorney at Law Hollywood, Florida 33021 David T. LeBaron, LCSW Las Vegas, NV Edward H. Lee Family Law Attorney Springfield, NJ Robert Leverant Marriage & Family Therapist Sebastopol, CA Stephen Levine, Esq. Certified Specialist by the State Bar of California Criminal Law San Bernardino, CA. Wayne M. Levine, M.A. Director, BetterMen.org Agoura Hills, CA Mel Lurie, M.D. Psychiatrist Bosrton, MA Kevin P. Maguire DO Physician Anchorage, AK Jayne A. Major, Ph.D. Executive Director Breakthrough Parenting Gennady Malin, PhD Pharmaceutical Research & Development Newton, MA Anthony Mancini, J.D. 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