Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues. She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with latest science to offer sound, realistic advice to parents teachers and child advocates about helping children thrive. Award-winning author of 24 books, her latest book, "Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine," was released in March 2021.
Dr. Mark DeYoung is a dynamic family therapist who has pioneered therapy delivery methods in many unique environments. Though he has had a wide range of experiences, much of his work has focused in helping families through therapy. He began seeing families in their living room as a full time private practice in 2003. Dr. DeYoung also recently published the book “Revolutionary Marriage: How to Have a Marriage that Changes the World."
Diana Graber is the author of “Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology”. She is the founder of CyberWise.org and CyberCivics.com, two organizations dedicated to helping adults and students learn digital citizenship and literacy skills. Her popular and innovative digital literacy curriculum, Cyber Civics, is currently being taught in 48 US states and internationally.
With 20 years of experience, Dr. Tishara Jackson has gained extensive experience, accolades and training in helping teens and young adults who have difficult lives and the adults who care for them. Since 2012, she has been an intervention counselor within a leading Texas school district, providing counseling services for students from elementary through high school with negative coping skills.
Delisea Johnson is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas and went on to complete her graduate program at the University of Texas in Arlington. Delisea has worked in the areas of education, health care, and mental health. She has worked with all populations serving children, families and geriatrics.
Robert E. Purvey's peculiar public speaking style and ability to communicate with people from every ethnicity and socio economic background has caused him to be a nationally sought after speaker. Purvey is the host of “Real Teen Talk” a weekly radio show geared towards raising social and spiritual awareness in the lives of teenagers, leaders, and parents. He is also founder of “Making The Connection”. A platform to challenge and equip Individuals to lead effectively in their professional and personal lives.
Beverly Ross is the Founder and Executive Director for Wise County Christian Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. Beverly is a certified facilitator in the life-changing curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. She uses these curriculums in individual counseling and with groups. She is experienced in helping marriages and families experience connection and reconciliation. She provides individual counseling for issues such as depression, anxiety and grief support.