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About Us

The challenges kids and families face today are complex and have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures. It is extremely important to work together to protect the kids in our community. The average age a kid will first try drugs is 13. Studies indicate that people who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so, which is why we passionately educate about current trends, warning signs, and the long-term impact of destructive behaviors. We believe proactive prevention on the part of kids, families, and communities is the answer to long-term success.

Our Vision

Every kid will have the knowledge and confidence to reach their full potential through making positive life choices.

Our Mission

Empower and educate youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.

Our Values

Social Thinking: A sincere desire to consider how others perceive situations.


Resilience: Acknowledging the inevitability of change, accepting the “new” and adapting.


Hope/Faith: A capacity to believe in a purpose or meaning greater than oneself.


Self-Control: A capacity to behave in a positive self-directed manner.


Integrity: Recognizing and demonstrating the value of ethical behavior.

Inspiring Youth To Make
Positive Life Choices

notMYkid was started in 1999 by Debbie and Steve Moak. The non-profit organization was born out of the real life experience of a family dealing with substance abuse. Through the difficult and dark days of addiction, intervention, and recovery, they found that sharing their story was both therapeutic for them and helpful to others in need. The first years of the organization consisted of one family telling their story through home outreach and support.


In April of 2000, notMYkid became an LLC and in November of that same year became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. By 2004, the organization had hired a program director and was being managed by the founding family and the director. The organization struggled with sustainability, but persisted in the belief that there were families who could be helped by their work. notMYkid instituted a volunteer structure, which provided oversight from a governing Board of Directors and a fundraising capacity. In addition, the organization made a strategic decision to build a website intended to provide information and resources to the community. As notMYkid grew, it began to utilize additional speakers to tell their personal stories about overcoming addiction, abuse, and other destructive youth behaviors. Peer Educators created an emotional connection with the community and helped people recognize the need to address these challenges head on.


notMYkid began to partner with school districts to share the message of positive choices and good decision making with middle and high school students. Initially, the organization’s sole focus was substance abuse, but additional issues were identified by schools and other audiences. The organization has since evolved its messaging to include the following youth behaviors: substance abuse, bullying, unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, depression/self-injury, and internet safety. notMYkid recognizes and highlights the interconnectivity of these issues and utilizes messaging to help teens, parents, and educators understand the consequences of these behaviors.


Today, notMYkid continues to flourish. The heart of our organization remains solidly committed to promoting positive life choices by educating youth, families, and communities about the consequences of destructive youth behaviors. As notMYkid continues to move into the future, it is focused on ensuring that all youth, families, and communities have the skills and information necessary to make positive life choices. notMYkid’s passion is for families and communities to be healthy and strong, and to avoid destructive youth behaviors that have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures.

Board of Directors
Professional Advisory Committee
  • Larry Waldman
Women's Auxiliary
  • Chair
    Heather Novak

  • Committee Members
    Jamie Andersen
    Stephanie Ashman
    Ilaria Borden
    Stephanie Bozzo
    Mirav Bradshaw
    Gretchen Carey
    Marcie Christoffersen
    Erin Dixon
    Angela Ducey

    Alicia Flatin
    Laurie Fielder
    Martha Fratt
    Julie Furey
    Kerri Geisler
    Skye Guina
    Shannon Gulbas
    Bridget Hanger
    Jennifer Jacobs

    Kelly Jones
    Mary Kaplan
    Emily Kroeger
    Lisa Lannon
    Celestina Majerle
    Laura McElroy
    Keri Noel
    Karen Nordstrand
    Carolyn O'Brien

    Christy Orders
    Julie Palmer
    Kara Peterson
    Sara Peterson
    Denise Ransome
    Clarissa Robinson
    Kristin Romano
    Dawn Scanlon
    Alexa Schneider

    Katie Sellers
    Nancy Singer
    Susan Tully
    Lisa Whitten

At notMYkid we prepare kids to face everyday challenges with courage and confidence, through our unique education models of peer-to-peer education we address the life-changing issues of: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, bullying, unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, depression/self injury, and internet safety. With prevention at the forefront of all programming - rather than intervention - our mission is to reach young people who fight internal battles about what is "right" and "wrong" and to provide them with the knowledge and resources that empower them to make positive choices in difficult situations.


Our amplif(i) Youth Education presentations focus on drug abuse, alcohol abuse, bullying, unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, depression/self injury, and internet safety. Based on the understanding that young people are more likely to listen to their peers, presenters are young adults who range in age from 18-30 and who have completed (at minimum) a 20-hour training program. Group sizes range from small (a single classroom) to large (an auditorium with 400+ kids). Youth presenters are prepared to share their story as it relates to a particular challenge, the consequences they faced, and how they found help in overcoming it. While time is always allotted for a Q & A, the youth presenters often find themselves staying long after the presentation is over to talk one-on-one with those who have questions, personal concerns, or are in need of help.

Goal: Empower and educate youth to amplify their voices to overcome life’s challenges through peer-to-peer education.

Learn More
Schedule a Presentation

(Presentations are available in custom packages to fit your needs)

Email us to schedule a presentation:

Visit amplifimyvoice.org


Parent and Faculty presentations focus specifically on drug abuse, alcohol abuse, bullying, and internet safety. Parent groups in school settings and myriad other venues, including the workplace (Corporate Lunchbox Employee Education Program), are eager to participate in programs that help them to understand the daily challenges faced by their children. Moreover, they are informed about the signs of potential problems before they occur. Our adult presenters must have completed training at notMYkid, where we consistently work with local law enforcement agencies (police and FBI) to update and improve the presentations based on current trends. Sessions with parent and faculty groups last one hour with ample time for questions. Attendees at every parent substance abuse program leave with a complimentary home drug testing kit provided by First Check and a personalized family prevention plan.

Goal: Empower and educate families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.

Learn More
Schedule a Presentation

(Presentations are available in custom packages to fit your needs)

Email us to schedule a presentation:


By hosting The Corporate Lunchbox, you can provide valuable information and tools for your employees regarding substance abuse, bullying, and Internet safety for their children. Helping your employees with parenting skills will encourage more positive life choices and allow for more productivity at work. This timely and important education has been a successful addition to many organizations' health and wellness programs.

amplif(i) SPEAKERS

amplif(i) speakers are a very important part of our student education program. Speakers carry the message of awareness and prevention into schools and speak to students and youth. amplif(i) speakers are held to high standards regarding the content and quality of their presentations. They are expected to represent notMYkid appropriately and effectively present their stories.

  • Complete speaker training program.
  • Accurately describe the mission and goals of amplif(i).
  • Speak openly and personally about the causes, experiences and recovery from addiction/behavior.
  • Emphasize how consequences and responsibility relate to individual choices.
  • Must have one year of sobriety/healthy living.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
Learn More

At this time there are no openings with notMYkid, however if you have a passion for preventing destructive youth behaviors email your resume to info@notMYkid.org (attn: Jeannie) and we will keep it on file. You never know what might open up in the future.


With a shared commitment, we are making a difference one child at a time. We invite you to explore the many ways you can volunteer at notMYkid and share our goal to give each child the opportunity to reach their full potential. If you are interested in becoming a community ambassador, event volunteer, speaker meeting mentor, or if you’d like volunteer your specific talents (graphic design, audio/video, printing, public relations, blog writing, etc.) to our team, please fill out our volunteer application and email it to volunteer@archive.notmykid.org.

amplif(i) HIGH SCHOOL

Are you, or is your kid, an outstanding high school student who would like to meet a great group of friends while developing leadership skills? If so, check out our Teen Advisory Board.

  • Joronda Montaño

    Program Director

    Joronda Montaño joins notMYkid as the new Program Director overseeing youth and adult programs brought to communities and schools across the State of Arizona.


    For the past 13 years Joronda has worked as a professional Preventionist spending the last 3 years developing strategic plans, training coalitions, writing and reviewing federal grants. Prior to Independent Consulting she served as the Director of Prevention at Community Bridges Inc. (CBI) developing and implementing evidence based programs and strategies. She has a talent for motivating people to work towards common goals and successfully organized both small multi-disciplinary teams and a large community coalition. She has direct experience implementing SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework and led the Mesa Prevention Alliance to the acquisition of a Drug Free Communities Grant funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Joronda is comfortable building relationships and has ties to schools, law enforcement, local businesses, health professionals, and youth. She is knowledgeable on underage drinking, synthetic drugs, and suicide.


    Joronda is passionate about helping youth and communities overcome challenges and has broad experience in diverse communities worldwide. International travel and volunteer projects have taken her to 13 different countries on 5 different continents.


    She offers a breadth of experience in public speaking and group training and is a master level Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST). Joronda is also an Arizona Credentialed Prevention Professional Level 4 (ACPP IV) and is a two time graduate of Arizona State University (Go Devils) with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and a Master’s of Public Administration.


    She and her husband Mateo live in Phoenix with their 4 beautiful children.

  • Sarah Grado

    Prevention Manager, Quality Control

    In 2010, Sarah began working for notMYkid with a passion to use her story to help others. As a Prevention Specialist, Sarah implements prevention education and training programs statewide. She continues to share her inspirational story on multiple topics to youth, parents, and school faculty. Sarah is a safeTALK Trainer and has received Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). During rare moments of free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, playing video games, crafting the perfect sandwich, Krav Maga, and a good nap.

  • Jeannie Burts

    Accounting Manager

    In addition to managing the accounting functions for notMYkid, Jeannie oversees human resources, payroll, and purchasing. She also serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors. In that role she prepares agendas and takes minutes at Board meetings.

    Jeannie is originally from San Jose, California, where she worked in accounting for a leading company in the Silicon Valley. She also held a key position in a prominent private school system for many years in the San Jose area. Upon retiring from the Arizona public school system, Jeannie brought to NMK a wealth of experience from her service as executive assistant to the CEO/Superintendent of two fast growing school districts in the greater Phoenix area. Jeannie enjoys keeping active with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

  • Ahriza Martinez

    Project Manager, Workshops & Amplif(i)

    Ahriza joined notMYkid in June 2014 as the Scheduling Coordinator. As Scheduling Coordinator, her time is dedicated to scheduling student, parent, and faculty presentations. She also keeps track of data to provide current progress and future projections, and helps out with numerous tasks around the notMYkid office. Her favorite part about working at notMYkid is having the opportunity to watch speakers present and finding herself being inspired at the end of each presentation.


    In her free time she loves to cook, bake, and explore new foods. She also enjoys visiting her family and friends in California and playing with her dogs.

  • Kelli York, MA, LAC

    Clinical Resource Director

    Kelli York completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University and is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in Arizona as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). During her program she interned at Catholic Charities where she saw a variety of populations, including adults, teens, couples and families. Ms. York is trained in EMDR, Feeling States Addiction Protocol as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families. She trained under Dr. Felix Salomon with a focus on contemporary psychoanalytic theory. Currently, she practices at Paradise Valley Counseling and Consultation Center and is supervised by Dr. Martin Keller, a leading child and adult psychologist in Phoenix. She was appointed by the Governor to the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership (ASAP) Committee under the Governor’s Office of Youth, Family and Faith.

  • Shane Watson

    Project Manager for Project REWIND

    Shane originally joined notMYkid in January 2013 as a peer educator on the topic of substance abuse.  Shortly afterward, he joined our full-time staff in the role of Communications Coordinator, overseeing the management, maintenance, and content creation for our website, email campaigns, and social media platforms.


    Currently, Shane serves as a Prevention Specialist. In this role he does topic research, creates and edits presentations, and presents on multiple topics. Shane facilitates parent and school faculty presentations on substance abuse, bullying, Internet safety, depression/self-injury/suicide, and prescription drug abuse prevention. He presents to students on substance abuse prevention, depression, self-injury, and suicide. Shane also co-facilitates our early intervention program, Project REWIND.


    In his time with notMYkid, he has performed over 345 presentations to an audience of over 25,000 at schools, corporations, conferences, and community groups in Arizona, California, Boston, and Kansas City. He also handles media relations for the organization, which includes local and national interviews for television, radio, print, and web. Shane is a registered ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Trainer and facilitates suicide intervention workshops in Arizona.


    Shane graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.A. in Communications.  Prior to joining notMYkid, Shane worked in marketing, eBusiness, publishing, and broadcasting.  He has a passion for public speaking and helping others, and is excited about combining those areas of interest in his work with notMYkid.  In his spare time, Shane enjoys spending time with his family, working out, hiking, traveling, reading, writing, and creating interactive online art projects.

  • Tomas Barraza

    Prevention Specialist

    Tomas has a passion for empowering adults to prevent negative youth behavior and inspiring youth to make positive life choices. His work as a Youth Development Coach for kids in foster care continued into his current position as a Prevention Specialist with notMYkid. In this role Tomas educates youth and adults from across the nation on life skills and prevention strategies to help kids reach their full potential. Since joining the notMYkid team in 2014 he has directly impacted communities through over 350 speaking engagements to an audience of over 50,000 at schools, organizations, conferences, corporations, and community groups. His experience with the Arizona Governor’s Youth Commission has inspired student leaders from counties across the state to proactively address challenges their peers are facing today. As the Chair of the Tempe Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking and Substance Use, Tomas works with the committee to highlight awesome and fun alternatives so that youth have something better to do. In his spare time you can likely find Tomas hanging out with his family, on a hiking trail with friends, finding the best slice of pizza, or beatboxing till his face turns blue.

  • Kelly Conner Rubin

    Board Chair

    Kelly has resided in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1990 but is originally from Calgary, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta, receiving both a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Her Master of Business Administration was received from the University of Phoenix.



    Kelly’s work experience has exclusively been in the banking industry. She worked for Harris Trust Bank of Arizona from 1991 – 2003 and is currently employed with Alliance Bank of Arizona (since 2003), located at the Thomas & Central Branch, as a Senior Vice President. Her primary focus is law firms, medical practices and other professional firms, as well as heading up the non-real estate escrow division for Alliance Bank.



    Kelly has previously volunteered her time as the treasurer for the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s preschool for a two year period and most recently as the treasurer for Desert Canyon Elementary School’s PTO for a one year period (2012-2013).



    Kelly is married to Mark J. Rubin, MD and has a busy household of four children ranging in age of 12-15 years old (attending 3 different schools in Scottsdale) and two dogs. She enjoys traveling, attending the kids’ activities, staying fit and reading.



  • Robert Morocco

    Board Treasurer

    Rob currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a Board Member for OrthoScan Inc., an orthopedic imaging company located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rob has nearly 15 years of executive experience in emerging medical device companies, primarily in orthopedics. Prior to joining OrthoScan, Rob was Chief Financial Officer for IsoTis OrthoBiologics.

    Before joining IsoTis, Rob was the Chief Financial Officer for Opus Medical Inc., a privately held sports medicine company where he was integral in the successful acquisition by ArthroCare Corporation and Orthopaedic Biosystems Inc., which was acquired by Smith & Nephew. Rob began his career at Deloitte and Touche, LLP and received his BBA from Kent State University. He currently is a Certified Public Accountant. Through his involvement in the community with his two adolescent sons, he is both passionate and knowledgeable about the key problems notMYkid addresses in the community.

  • Mark Goldberg

    Board Secretary

    Born in New York City and raised in Oradell, New Jersey, Mark moved to Arizona in 1991 to attend Arizona State University. After graduating from ASU, Mark returned to the East Coast, where he worked in production for Fox News Channel in New York City. Mark decided to return to Arizona a few years later and has lived and worked in North Scottsdale ever since. Mark is currently an active Realtor who primarily focuses on flipping properties.  He also manages the day to day operations of the Goldberg Family Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to several Phoenix based charities.  Mark has a passion for helping today’s youth and feels honored to be a part of Not My Kid’s mission. Mark is married to his wife, Nicole, and has two young boys, Brody and Blake.  In his free time you can find Mark on the golf course, at a poker table, or spending time with his family.

  • Mark Rohde, Ph.D.

    Founder and Board Member

    Dr. Rohde graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State, did graduate work at ASU, University of Oxford (England), and the University of Northern Colorado, and was a Mott Foundation Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Union Graduate School/Union Institute and additionally completed three years of training with the Post-Graduate Institute for Family Therapy. He most often works with children, adolescents, and families and frequently employs a combination of individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

    Mark holds Diplomat status with the American Board of Assessment Psychology and has specialty certification in addictions treatment from the American College of Professional Psychology. He is a former teacher who has held administrative positions at a private school, an addictions treatment center, a community mental health center, and a residential treatment program. Mark has been recognized for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology by the Arizona Psychological Association where he has served on the Governing Council.

  • Bill Montgomery

    Bill Montgomery was first elected Maricopa County Attorney in a Special Election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 on a pledge to fight crime, honor victims’ rights, and protect and strengthen our community. As a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, former Deputy County Attorney and a professional prosecutor, he has dedicated his personal and professional life to serving others.

    Bill earned his J.D. from ASU’s College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the Order of the Coif. As a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, he quickly gained a reputation as an aggressive prosecutor, later serving as a Bureau Chief of the Auto Theft Bureau, which recorded a 35% drop in auto theft under his leadership.

    As County Attorney, Bill is committed to vigorously prosecuting crimes and holding criminals accountable. He believes in the responsible application of Arizona’s tough sentencing laws to ensure violent and repeat criminals are kept away from our fellow citizens and communities. He is committed to partnering with law enforcement along with business and civic leaders to protect and strengthen communities, and has been an outspoken advocate for holding criminals who harm our children accountable.

    Bill is equally determined to fight fraud and identity theft through the County Attorney’s specialized Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement bureau. He also recognizes a citizen’s right to defend his or her family without fear of prosecution. Bill has also helped shape legislation designed to protect victims of crime and reform Child Protective Services, resulting in the creation of the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and he continues to be a passionate advocate for Crime Victim Rights in Arizona.

    Bill currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife and their children.

  • Greg Tipsord

    Board Member

    Greg has 20+ years of experience in the consumer packaged goods space. He started his career at Procter & Gamble and then moved to Dial/Henkel. At Dial/Henkel, he led all of their businesses in the Senior Vice President/General Manager capacity. His last position was Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Laundry and Home Care business, Henkel’s largest business at $1 billion in sales. Greg currently is the founder and key principle of the Business Consumer Consulting Group, a consulting business that focuses on strategic planning, business transformation, branding, marketing, and general management with consumer-facing businesses. Greg is married with two young children.

  • Alan “Duke” Schwartz

    Board Member

    Alan “Duke” Schwartz, CIC is the Managing Principal of Schwartz Insurance Agency in Scottsdale, AZ. Duke is one of the country’s leading Property and Casualty insurance brokers. In addition, Duke is the Governance/Nomination Committee chair for the notMYkid Board of Directors. He has a passion for helping youth find their potential and avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives in their formative years.

    Duke is also a founding partner of Greek Ladders, a startup company that assists college students to learn pragmatic life and career lessons increasing the opportunity to find a career after graduation. As a University of Arizona graduate, he was an initial member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and served as President of the Chapter. He was inducted in to the Chapter’s Hall of Fame and currently serves on the Advisory Board. Duke and Robin were married in 1991 and have two boys, Austin (’93) and Brandon (’95).

  • M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

    Board Member

    M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. has been in the private practice of internal medicine and nuclear cardiology in Phoenix, Arizona since 1999. Dr. Jasser leads a small practice with one other internist and a physician’s assistant. In addition to his practice of primary care, he has particular interests in bioethics, organized medicine, and nuclear cardiology. He has served on the Maricopa County Board of Health (2004-2012) and the Board of Directors of the Area Agency on Aging (2007-2012), President of the Arizona Medical Association (2006-2007), and currently a delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA-HOD) for the Arizona Medical Association.

    Dr. Jasser earned his medical degree on a U.S. Navy scholarship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992. He served 11 years as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy receiving an honorable discharge as a Lieutenant Commander. His tours of duty included Medical Department Head aboard the U.S.S. El Paso which deployed to Somalia during Operation Restore Hope; Chief Resident at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and Staff Internist for the Office of the Attending Physician to the U. S. Congress. He is a recipient of the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Service Medal.

    Dr. Jasser, his wife Gada, and their three children reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Steven Lewis, CFP®

    Board Member

    Steve is Managing Director – Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Scottsdale. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager. With two grown daughters, he now finds more time for community service, including notMYkid.

    Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC.

  • Peggy Baze

    Board Member

    A native of Arizona, Peggy has been active in the commercial real estate and investment industries for nearly 30 years. For the last 23 years she’s held various positions at Circle Road Companies and recently retired as Vice President. At Circle Road she was engaged in a myriad of real estate development projects as well as managing non real estate venture capital funding.

    Peggy recently discovered a talent for art and in 2014 she founded the non-profit, Artful Giving, whose mission is to use art to help create sustainable revenue for charities focused on children and families in the community. Peggy’s original artwork has been replicated in notecard form in a campaign for UMOM, the largest homeless shelter in Arizona. Some of Peggy’s original artwork is also featured in the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families.

    Peggy is the mother of two grown children and now spends most of her time in her art studio painting and doing her philanthropic work. She and partner David Bruner enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.

  • Brett W. Johnson

    Board Member

    Brett Johnson is a Partner of Snell & Wilmer. He represents businesses and individuals in government relations matters. His practice includes government regulatory compliance, export, government contracting, political and election law, and health care matters, including professional liability defense and commercial litigation. Brett regularly represents parties and witnesses involved with governmental investigations, including election law, governmental ethics, export control, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and government procurement compliance laws and regulations. He has experience handling internal investigations and compliance audits for clients on a wide range of matters. Brett also provides training to businesses and governmental agencies concerning compliance matters and the drafting of related corporate policies.


    In addition to representing large and small businesses, individuals and pro bono clients, he is the co-chair of the firm’s International Industry Group and the editor of the firm’s International Industry Group’s Global Connection newsletter. Brett also serves on the firm’s Attorney Development Committee.

  • Mark Rohde, Ph.D.

    Founder and Board Member

    Dr. Rohde graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State, did graduate work at ASU, University of Oxford (England), and the University of Northern Colorado, and was a Mott Foundation Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Union Graduate School/Union Institute and additionally completed three years of training with the Post-Graduate Institute for Family Therapy. He most often works with children, adolescents, and families and frequently employs a combination of individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

    Mark holds Diplomat status with the American Board of Assessment Psychology and has specialty certification in addictions treatment from the American College of Professional Psychology. He is a former teacher who has held administrative positions at a private school, an addictions treatment center, a community mental health center, and a residential treatment program. Mark has been recognized for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology by the Arizona Psychological Association where he has served on the Governing Council.

  • Aynne Henry, Ph.D.

  • Bill Mueller

  • Chris Hallgren, EnCE, MBA

    Chris brings over 24+ years of professional experience in the information technology field in computer forensics, programming, web design, database, and reporting/deployment. As principal consultant to Oracle and consultant to InPower and Tesseract, Chris supported and managed human resource and payroll function software applications and development. Chris currently serves as the President of Helios Data Forensics, a company that offers computer forensic and e-discovery services to business and the civil legal environment. He is also the Director of Information Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility for International Police Training and Consulting Services (IPTACS), a company that provides sustainable law enforcement training to developing countries and new democracies throughout the world. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Systems from Arizona State University and Masters of Business Administration with specialization in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Dr. James Davis

  • Elicia Nademin, Ph.D.

    Since completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Elicia has worked with clientele of diverse backgrounds in a multitude of practice settings, from private and community mental health to correctional and hospital sites. She completed her internship and focused training in weight loss services at Temple University Hospital before moving to Arizona in 2007. From 2007-2009, she worked among faculty of Argosy and Midwestern University (MWU) Clinical Psychology doctoral programs and helped to establish the Psychology clinic at MWU multidisciplinary clinic.

    Currently, she works as Home-Based Primary Care Psychologist for the Phoenix VA and maintains a part-time private practice, where she offers weight loss services and psychotherapy in English, Farsi, and Spanish. Elicia also serves as the Diversity Representative to the Arizona Psychological Association. As a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for notMYkid, she cultivates her interests in advocating for youth and less advantaged members of our communities.

  • Gina Frohlich, Psy.D.

    Gina Frohlich is a doctoral student at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix. Her professional training has afforded her the opportunity to gain experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Over the last four years, her primary training has evolved around adolescence, substance abuse, and holistic wellness. In addition, she is a certified consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and works with high school athletes and students on performance strategies in athletics and in school. She is currently working towards certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology.

    Since receiving her Masters in Clinical Psychology, Gina has taught Psychology courses at Glendale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, and Grand Canyon University. She remains a member of the American Psychological Association and the Arizona Psychological Association. This year, Gina will be completing her pre-doctoral internship as part of the Arizona Psychological Association at West Valley Family Development Center. She became affiliated with notMYkid in 2011, when she served as the Wellness Coordinator.

  • Ingrid Sutton, LCSW, MA

    Ingrid is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona providing individual, couples, and family therapy services. As a graduate of Loyola University School of Social Work, she specializes in the clinical treatment of anxiety and mood-related disorders in children and adults. Prior to opening her private practice in Scottsdale, Ingrid ran a school-based aftercare program for high school students transitioning from psychiatric, substance abuse, and residential treatment programs and provided clinical on-site support to students and their families as they returned to their public high school following treatment.

    She also facilitates adolescent, parent, and adult psychotherapy groups as an adjunct to her clinical private practice. Additionally, Ingrid is a professional contributor to the KVTK Channel 3 News organization in Phoenix, Arizona and on ABC’s nationally syndicated television news show “The List ” on topics related to children and families.

  • Joanna Jablonski, Psy.D., LLC

    Dr. Joanna Jablonski holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at Southwest Behavioral and Health Services in Phoenix. Dr. Jablonski maintains specialty independent practice and holds a position as a Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Previously, she worked as a Clinical Director for a large behavioral health agency where she was engaged in training and supervision of doctoral students as wells as clinically overseeing multiple treatment facilities.

  • Larry Waldman

    Larry F. Waldman, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical, Forensic Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist.

    Dr. Waldman is a recently-retired licensed clinical, forensic psychologist and certified school psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona. He conducted a highly successful private practice for the past 38 years, providing legal consultations and working with children, teens, parents, couples, and adults in a solution-focused manner. His BS in Education/Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin; his MS in School Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology was earned at Arizona State University; and his Diplomate (ABPP) was received in 2003. In addition to his clinical work, Waldman was the past president of the Maricopa Psychological Society and the Director of Psychological Services for Charter Psychiatric Hospital of Glendale from 1988 to 2000. He has been a Medical Consultant for the Social Security Office in Phoenix for 23 years, an adjunct graduate professor in the Educational Psychology Department for NAU for 16 years, was an “Official Guide” on Parenting for SelfGrowth.com., and has served on the professional board of directors of notMYkid, a charitable organization, for the past seven years. Waldman has written numerous articles, which have been published in the local Phoenix media and in the national press, and five books (thus far): Who’s Raising Whom? A Parent’s Guide to Effective Child Discipline; Coping with Your Adolescent; How Come I Love Him but Can’t Live with Him? Making Your Marriage Better; The Graduate Course You Never Had: How to Develop, Manage and Market a Flourishing Mental Health Practice—With and Without Managed Care; and Too Busy Earning a Living to Make Your Fortune? Discover the Psychology of Achieving Your Life Goals. Dr. Waldman trained as a public speaker and continues to present to educators, laypersons, corporations, entrepreneurs, attorneys, fellow mental health professionals, and to the media. His signature presentations are: “The Graduate Course You Never Had,” and “Teaching Parents to Parent.”

  • Libby Howell, Ed.D, LMFT, SEP

    Libby is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Tempe where she specializes in working appreciatively and collaboratively with adolescents, couples, and families. In addition, she conducts groups for women, works with eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders and bipolar clients. Libby has over twenty years of experience in integrating mental and physical health, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditative methods. She supervises graduate and post-doctoral students, and is currently on the Clinical Psychology faculty at Arizona State University for clinical training of students.
    Libby received her M.Ed. in counseling psychology, and her Ed.D. in Sport Psychology from Columbia University. She completed post-doctoral training at Erickson Institute, and the Post-Graduate Institute for Family Therapy in Phoenix. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in trauma training. As an active member of her professional community, she was president of the Arizona Psychology Association in 2009, served for 6 years on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Examiner, Credentialing Committee for Marriage and Family Therapists, and is currently Member Chair for AZPA. She is committed to working with Human Rights International (Doctors of the World) to provide psychological services to refugees.

  • Michelle Melton, Psy.D.

  • Stacey Bruen, MC, NCC, LPC

    Stacey Bruen is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Nationally & Board Certified. She has been in private practice in Scottsdale for over 15 years. Stacey’s counseling practice involves individuals, child/teens, couples and family therapy. She is passionate about parenting and aims at bridging the parental and adolescent disconnect with various successful approaches. She is married and has three children.

  • Terri Price, LISAC,  SCM

  • Annielaurie Van Wie


    Annielaurie Van Wie is a Commissioner with the Maricopa County Superior Court appointed in 2013. Her current assignment is in [adult] Criminal Court and she previously worked in Juvenile Court. She edited the upcoming 2016 Judicial College of Arizona DUI Reference Manual. She received her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before joining the bench she was a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) for eleven years. There she prosecuted public corruption, criminal enterprise, child prostitution, wiretap, and computer cases. She was Assistant Bureau Chief for both the Special Crimes and the Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement Major Crimes Bureaus and worked in the Gang Bureau. She is on the Steering Committee for the Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association and served as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section with the State Bar. Annielaurie received the Inspector General’s Integrity Award, Commendation from the Office of Health and Human Services, MCAO Attorney of the Year Award, and nomination for the Arizona Felony Prosecutor of the Year. Annielaurie volunteers for the Courthouse Experience, Special Olympics, National Adoption Day, Veteran’s Stand Down, ASU Mock Trials, and teaches a fitness class for the Maricopa County Wellness program. She enjoys running and other fitness activities with her husband and family. Annielaurie is very excited to join the NotMYkid Professional Advisory Committee.

  • Mark Rohde, Ph.D.

    Founder and Board Member

    Dr. Rohde graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State, did graduate work at ASU, University of Oxford (England), and the University of Northern Colorado, and was a Mott Foundation Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Union Graduate School/Union Institute and additionally completed three years of training with the Post-Graduate Institute for Family Therapy. He most often works with children, adolescents, and families and frequently employs a combination of individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

    Mark holds Diplomat status with the American Board of Assessment Psychology and has specialty certification in addictions treatment from the American College of Professional Psychology. He is a former teacher who has held administrative positions at a private school, an addictions treatment center, a community mental health center, and a residential treatment program. Mark has been recognized for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology by the Arizona Psychological Association where he has served on the Governing Council.

  • Steve and Debbie Moak


    Steve grew up in Kentucky and attended Eastern Kentucky University. After graduating and marrying Debbie, he began a business career with stints at Avon Products, NCR Corporation, and American Express. In 1988 Steve moved his family from Ohio to Phoenix to start a company with his college roommate. The company, ProMark One grew quickly to over 2500 employees and was sold in 1996 to a venture firm in CA. After selling, Steve began his philanthropic efforts as a founder of Social Venture Partners, a member of the United Way board, and became active in Young Life. In 2000 after watching family members struggle with substance abuse, Steve and his wife Debbie founded notMYkid. In 2004 in an effort to further notMYkid’s drug prevention program Steve purchased First Check, a retail drug testing company. First Check then gave away thousands of drug test kits promoting notMYkid’s drug prevention program. In 2006 Steve was appointed to the White House Drug free commission under President Bush.

    Debbie is committed to instilling a proactive approach to teen and parenting issues by raising awareness through educational programs. She is a much sought after speaker who has traveled internationally, speaking to thousands of teens and parents about her personal experience with substance abuse in her own family, as well as others she has reached through notMykid. A graduate from Northern Kentucky University, Debbie holds a dual certificate in Education and Special Education. After graduation, she taught elementary school for 10 years and cites her experience and work with notMYkid as her “best classroom”. Debbie resides in Arizona with her husband Steve of 36 years. Although having raised her family, it is with the great support of her husband, two grown sons, and her daughter-in-law who motivate her to accomplish more on behalf of today’s youth.

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