Annual Conference

International Nanny Association Annual Conference

2014 INA Annual Conference Speakers

 About the Programming:

The INA Annual Conference features 3 distinct “tracks” of workshops. They are workshops directed to nannies, workshops for agencies and business members and workshops for newborn care specialists.

It is important to note that conference attendees may attend ANY workshops – you are not restricted to a particular track.

Nanny Workshop Speakers

Dr. Harvey Karp to Educate NanniesDr. Harvey Karp

Happiest Toddler on the Block
Pediatrician and Celebrated Author of the “Happiest Baby…” series

Dr. Karp will be hosting an educational workshop for Nannies and will also be leading an educational seminar for Newborn Care Specialists.

Dr. Karp is a child development specialist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine. In pediatric practice for almost 30 years, Dr. Karp has taught thousands of parents his secrets for soothing colic, boosting infant sleep, reducing tantrums, and promoting patience. Dr. Karp serves on the advisory board of Barnes & Noble, and is also a parenting life coach for AOL.

He has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, The View, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, The Early Show, and ABC World News Tonight. Dr. Karp has been published by the Associated Press, New York Times, Time, Newsweek and People Magazine. He has been a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a founding board member of Healthy Child/Healthy World, an organization dedicated to protecting children from everyday toxins.

Nanny Family Coach Nanny StellaNanny Stella

How to Balance Professionalism with Self Care
Television Personality and Parent/Nanny Coach

Stella Reid (AKA Nanny Stella), know best for her role in the popular TV show “Nanny 911” has positively impacted the lives of families all over the world, with her expertise and passion as a solution-based family consultant. Stella is a real-life British Nanny, and is regarded as one of the top authorities on parenting. Parents reach out to Nanny Stella for her no-nonsense approach to family structure. Children love Nanny Stella for her genuine concern, and her loving discipline. The boundaries that Nanny Stella sets creates happy and secure children; as well as a family dynamic that fosters harmony in the home. Nanny Stella teaches families and caregivers the tools needed to find balance, and produce a loving environment.

Lindsay Heller The Nanny DoctorDr. Lindsay Heller

How to Balance Professionalism with Self Care
“The Nanny Doctor”

Lindsay Heller, known as ‘The Nanny Doctor“, has been working with families and nannies for more than a decade. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Lindsay was a well-respected nanny for over 10 years in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Lindsay works with families and agencies through her unique and specialized consulting services to help each family find the best nanny for them. She aids, not only in the interview and hiring process, but also with the important transition of introducing a new person into the household. She stands firmly beside each of her clients throughout their journey and custom tailors a plan of action for each individual family. No nanny issue is too big or small for her!

Sheri Lopez INA 2014 Nanny of the Year

Sheri Lopez

CPR and First Aid Re-certification – limit 8 participants
Pre-Conference Workshop, additional fee

Sheri is a Professional Certified Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, Sleep Trainer, Parent and Child educator, writer and owner of ‘The Nanny Share Group’. She has been providing loving care to children and families for 32 years. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, a degree in Business, is a Certified Nursing Assistant and in the training process of becoming a Certified Birth Doula.

She is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT), Certified American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor, Certified American Red Cross Babysitter Training Instructor, and Certified Instructor of Baby Singing Time. She teaches these courses in her local area of Scottsdale, Arizona.

She is also a volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), being a voice for children in the foster care system, and also a member of the Arizona Foster Care Review Board, a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House and Child Help.

She is married to a wonderful man, a mother to 3 amazing grown children and the ‘Grammy’ to 4 precious grand-children and two fun dogs.

“Children deserve to know they are loved, special and can do anything they set their mind too. All we need to do is have the skills to show them they way”.

Erin Whaley Erin Whaley headshot[1]

Beyond the Basics, Taking a Deeper Look at What your Nanny Contract Needs

Erin Whaley – Erin’s experience working with children began almost 20 years ago and included babysitting, teaching Sunday school classes, volunteering at a Head Start center, working at a summer sports camp, lifeguarding, and teaching children’s tennis lessons. A graduate of Elon University with a degree in Sociology, Erin joined a CPA firm in Columbus, Ohio where she worked on the administrative staff. In 2007, wanting to make a change and pursue her passion for working with children, Erin moved to California for a job as a full time live-in nanny and household manager where she stayed for 4 years. In 2011, Erin left her beloved nanny family and returned to her hometown in Ohio. She joined the Alexandria School as Director of Operations where she combines her first-hand knowledge of the nanny industry with a continued passion for educating and advocating for nannies.

 Angela Riggs 

Angela Riggs

Nanny Guidance Tool Box

I began my teaching adventure over 22 years ago. I taught for 9 ½ years in a public school setting, grades K-5. Next, I explored new opportunities at Sullivan University where I enjoyed leading the Professional Nanny and Early Childhood Education department for 13 years. My former position as Dean awarded me many opportunities such as: curriculum development for the day division, teaching Early Childhood Educational and Professional Nanny courses both live and online, creating a customized textbook titled Under the Child Care Umbrella, developing the competency exam for American Council of Nanny Schools, supervising externship students, supervising both adjunct and full-time faculty, online course development, hosting and planning outreach and community service events, interviewed on The Today Show, and other leadership roles. Currently, I am the Associate Dean for Sullivan and focus on our ECE online studies department as well as complete the accreditation reports and track our department stats. My most recent project is combining my passion for education and travel by customizing adventures for children ages 4 to college age as owner of Personalized Educational Adventures, LLC.

Molly Skylar and Susan Rutherford

Molly Skyar and Susan Rutherford

Supporting a Divorced or Separating Family

Dr. Susan Rutherford, PsyD, MA & Molly Skylar “Conversations with My Mother

Molly Skylar, mom of two young kids, faces the same parenting challenges we all do, but luckily Molly’s mom is a Clinical Psychologist with more than thirty years experience and an exceptional mom role model to follow. Together they tackle tough questions from readers covering all aspects of parenting with lively and opinionated dialog and a focus on how not to screw up your kids. In their mother-daughter/doctor-layperson conversations, they examine common parenting dilemmas such as handling behavior issues, discipline, marriage, divorce and separation, education, emotional issues, siblings, relationships, socialization and any other topics about raising kids. Join Dr. Rutherford and Molly as they discuss how the parenting decisions you make today can shape kids into happy and emotionally healthy adults.


Amanda Schultz

Amanda Schultz

Project Learning Tree, Fun Environmentally Friendly Activities for Children of all Ages

Amanda attended the Fairfield Career Center in the Activity Therapy program. Graduating in 1995, she worked in a daycare center in the toddler and infant rooms, provided in-home care for an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s and then moved into the nanny field. For the last 17 years, Amanda has worked with many families providing childcare for children ages newborn through age 12 years old. The majority of the families she has worked with have had twins or triplets. In 2012, Amanda attended the Alexandria School in Solon, Ohio; earning her certificate as a Newborn Care Specialist. Amanda was also part of the second Baby Dream Team who volunteered their services to a family with quintuplets in Ohio. She continues to work with newborns nationwide.

Amanda has been a volunteer for the Ohio Division of Forestry for most of her life. Working with her family to promote Fire Prevention with Smokey Bear, has volunteered at the Ohio State Fair in the Natural Resources area and as a facilitator for Project Learning Tree – Ohio. While working with Project Learning Tree, Amanda has workshops for local teachers to learn how they can include environmental education into their classrooms every day. She has taken these tools into her nanny career by teaching her charges about the environment around them with exciting and fun activities.

Larissa Neilson Nanny Educator

 Larissa Neilson

Respectful Caregiving – An Introduction To The Educaring® Approach

Larissa Neilson is the author of The LA Nanny Book, a comprehensive book that includes all sorts of practical information – from resume writing and interviewing for a job to establishing harmonious relationships with employers and co-workers, the second part of the book presents to nannies the Educaring® Approach as the ultimate tool for a successful career as a nanny.

Larissa was born and raised in Lima Peru. She holds degrees in both Business Administration and Law. Having worked in Lima as a corporate attorney for a few years she moved to Los Angeles in 2000 where she began her career in the childcare industry as a private caretaker.

In 2006 she began her formal training at the RIE Center in Los Angeles, having completed RIE Foundations: Theory and Observation, RIE Practicum and RIE Intern: Supervised Teaching and Evaluation.  Her training and experience throughout these years have given her the opportunity to teach “The Nurturing Nanny” course in Spanish twice at the RIE Center.

Today Larissa trains nanny candidates and gives private lessons to brand new families with their first born babies.

She lives at her home in LA with her teenage daughter Esther.

Glenda ProbstGlenda Propst, Joanne Barrow, Marni Kent and Tracey Chipps
Maintaining a Positive Outlook in a Negative World

Glenda Propst is a 30 year career nanny. She has been with her current family for 20 years. She is the 1991 NOTY. She is a founding board member of INA and a co founder of Regarding Nannies. She is the owner of Nanny Transitions. A nanny of 25 years, Glenda describes her career: “I love what I do and I love working with a busy family helping them to find balance in this crazy world we live in. To me, these are some of the best things in life!”

She lives in St. Louis, Mo with her husband Terry and her cat LeRoy.


Joanne BarrowJoanne Barrow feels honored as her role of Nanny and Household Manager continues on into its 23 year. She has cared for a family struggling to overcome the loss of their mom, children whose parents were coping with divorce, and helped a busy single mom adopt, care for, and connect with her children. Joanne is an INA credentialed Nanny and a 15 year Harriet Grant Service Award Pin recipient. She feels immense pride to have been chosen as INA’s 2013 NOTY and looks forward to the future supporting the organizations great work by continuing to promote service excellence and professionalism in the Nanny industry. This year at conference she will co host her first panel discussion, “Maintaining a Positive Attitude in a Negative World” alongside 3 remarkable women and veteran child care pro’s; Glenda Propst, Marni Kent and Tracey Chipps.

Marni KentMarni Kent is a career nanny with over 27 years of service, she currently resides in San Francisco, California. She has held jobs as a household nanny and baby nurse. She currently travels frequently with her executive employer and infant charge.  She is the 2002 International Nanny Association’s Nanny of the Year.  She authored the INA Mentor/Protege program. She is active in the nanny community and has spoken at the Denver Area Nanny Conference, INA conference and Nannypalooza and has had a column with International Guild Of Butlers.

Tracey ChippsTracey Chipps has been a Professional Nanny in North Carolina for 19 years. She coins herself a Teaching Nanny where learning meets fun and play in the birth-5 year old set. Tracey is the founder of Triangle Area Nanny Group (T.A.N.G.) which actively ran in the Triangle area of North Carolina for 13 years. She is the owner of Nanny 919, LLC which provides professional development opportunities for Nannies and consulting services for parents. Tracey attributes her success to the Nannies who came before her who paved the way toward professionalism and awareness of the unique career of being a Professional Nanny. Her future goals include becoming a Newborn Care Specialist. In her free time Tracey enjoys cooking, travel, bicycling, working with pit bull rescues, and spending time at home with her own rescue dogs.

Lisa Gaché
“Domestiquette” – The Nanny & Family Dynamic Based on Mutual Respect, Trust & Accountability

Lisa Gaché, CEO and founder of Beverly Hills Manners, is a nationally recognized etiquette expert in Lifestyle, Entertainment and Family. She provides practical solutions for modern day living and helps clients to improve social skills and enhance lives. Based in Los Angeles, she has become the credible “go-to” resource for the media and entertainment community, advising on the “how-to’s” of good manners — from dining with decorum to event hosting and red-carpet etiquette. Often featured on national television (The Today Show, Dr. Phil, Anderson Live) and print media (USA Today, LA Times, New York Post), Lisa is a self-described work-in-progress who wrestles daily with her brash New York roots and the casual Los Angeles lifestyle. With gentle humor and a refreshing no-nonsense delivery, she teaches that it is not about achieving perfection but maintaining respect, and delivers tips, tools and guidance for every person in every situation. Lisa was recently featured in the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue in “Fan Fair” for the upcoming release of her new book, 24 Karat Etiquette (Skyhorse Publishing).

Etel Leit


I See You: Sign Language as a Tool to a Better Communication and Connection Between Parents and Hearing Children

Etel Leit, MS is an internationally recognized leader in the field of signing with babies and young children. Etel is the owner and founder of SignShine®, the largest parenting and signing center for hearing children in Southern California, and the publisher of, an internationally known signing and parenting resource for families, educators, therapists and new signing instructors all over the world. She counts many TV and film celebrities among her clients.

Etel teaches in the Masters Programs at University of Southern California. She also presents in national conferences on communication with children with autism and other developmental delays. She is fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Sign Language and has served in the Israeli intelligence service.

An expert in signing and parenting, Etel has contributed numerous articles on signing and parenting to print and online publications, has been widely profiled by the media and has been an invited guest on numerous television shows, including NBC Brian Williams Evening News, KTLA Morning Show, Fox 11 Morning Show among others.

Etel is the parent of two hearing children and has seen first-hand the miraculous effects of signing and the many benefits of joyful parenting.

Debra Dennis

Debra Dennis Indigo Lifestyle SolutionsMind Body Nutrition
(This  workshop would benefit the all participants.)

Debra Dennis, Founder of Indigo Lifestyle Solutions, has been a highly respected Consultant and expert in the field of Household and Estate Staffing and Training for the past 22 years. She has worked with thousands of families in securing carefully screened Nannies and Household Professionals resulting in successful, nurturing, long-term relationships.

With her background in Mental Health, she understands that finding quality staff for your home is just the beginning in creating a harmonious and nourished lifestyle. As an Eating Psychology Coach, she was professionally trained and certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

She works with busy people who have challenges around weight, overeating, binge eating, body image, and a number of health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood issues, and more. She is trained in a highly unique and results oriented approach to eating issues. It’s a holistic approach that integrates nutrition and psychology.

If you are ready to break out of “perfectionism prison” Debra will show you how to lose weight, love your body, have more energy and feed your soul so that you can finally live a free and inspired life.

In addition, Debra is certified as a Practitioner of Neurolinguistics and Reiki Master. Her new training program, HealthyNannies4HealthyKids™ has launched this year. Debra has spoken with powerful women through such organizations as Nannypalooza, Mama’s Link, ADCAN and more. She is a graduate of Holistic MBA and was accepted into the Spotlight Circle for exceptional entrepreneurs.

Carolyn Stulberg, BSN, CCE

Carolyn Stulberg Alexandria School

Food for Thought, Baby Led Weaning

Safe Sleep for Newborns and Infants Understanding SIDS/SUID/Suffocation

Carolyn Stulberg founded Alexandria School in 2007 with a passion for teaching high quality in-home child care. With over 30 years of experience in child care education, Carolyn holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Purdue University and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Skidmore College. She has worked in pediatric wards and neonatal intensive care units of hospitals, and has taught prenatal, postnatal, parenting,grandparenting and breastfeeding classes. She has developed the Alexandria School course for newborn care specialists. A mother of four, grandmother of three, Carolyn is committed to educating and training nannies with a demanding, practical curriculum that positions graduates to be the best in their profession and has presented workshops the past several years at INA Annual Conferences.

Newborn Care Workshop Speakers

Cortney Gibson Newborn ServicesCortney Gibson

Newborn Care 101 – Today’s Baby Basics for the NCS
Pre-Conference Workshop, additional fee

Cortney Gibson is a Newborn Care Specialist and Parent Educator. She holds a certificate in newborn care from Alexandria School, is an Adult & Child Sleep Consultant, Green Birth Educator, Eco-Maternity Consultant, and attends the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she will be certified as a health coach later this year.

Cortney owns and operates Gibson Newborn Services; a company dedicated to helping the parents of new babies succeed through education, newborn care and support. GNS offers families the highest caliber of newborn care, sleep consultations, and exclusive referral services, all available nationwide.

Cortney has been working with families since 1997. She specializes in the care of preemies and multiples, as well as gentle sleep teaching and parent education. Cortney has spent over 75,000 hours nurturing babies and caring for young children all over the country.

A long time supporter of the INA, Cortney has served on the board of directors since 2007 and now serves as First Vice President on the executive board. Cortney chairs the NCS committee and plans the newborn care track for the annual conference.

Workshop Title: Newborn Care – baby basics, current concepts, and what you need to know to begin or maintain a career as a professional NCS or night nanny.

Join Cortney Gibson, a leader in the newborn care industry, for an informative, extended session on newborn care and getting started in the NCS business. Cortney will cover the basics of newborn care for professionals and how you can use this information on the job with your clients. This three-hour workshop is specifically designed for attendees who are considering a career in newborn care or who have only been working with newborns for a year or two. Experienced professionals who need a refresher or want to ensure they are using the safest and most current newborn care practices will also benefit. This session will prepare new caregivers for the more in-depth topics that will be discussed on Friday and Saturday. Cortney will cover; breastfeeding basics, baby care, jaundice, safe sleep, duties of an NCS, working with new parents, and so much more. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a newborn care professional, this extended session will be just the foundation you need to build your knowledge and experience for a thriving career. Bring a doll if you’d like to practice some of the techniques that will be covered!

Dr. Jenn BermanDr. Jenn Berman
The Importance of Brain Development in Newborns

Dr. Jenn Berman, is a licensed psychotherapist and author of several books including L.A.Times Best Seller SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years of Life (Sterling Publishing, 2009) and The A to Z Guide To Raising Happy Confident Kids (New World Library, April 2007).  She is a well-known psychotherapist, sports psychology consultant, columnist, author, speaker, radio host, psychological expert on television and entrepreneur.

A private practitioner in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Berman is a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist who is also part of Los Angeles Parenting Specialists, a private group of dedicated professionals with a mission to provide education, support and other imperative services to families.  Her syndicated “Dr. Jenn” parenting column is printed in Los Angeles Family Magazine and is read by half a million readers each month. Dr. Berman is also on the Board of Advisors for Parents Magazine. A regular on The Today Show, The Early Show, and CNN, Dr. Berman has also appeared as a psychological expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The doctor has appeared as a mental health authority on news, reality and talk shows both locally and nationally.

Her monthly column, “Dr. Jenn,” is printed in Los Angeles Family Magazine and five other magazines and has been running since 2001. The column won the prestigious Parenting Publications of America award in parenting and child development. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Parents Magazine.

Dr. Jenn has a Bachelors in Mass Communications/Journalism, a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate in Psychology, specifically Marriage, Child, and Family therapy.

Carolyn Stulberg, BSN, CCE

photo710Premature Infants; Transitioning from the NICU to Home

Safe Sleep for Newborns and Infants Understanding SIDS/SUID/Suffocation

Carolyn Stulberg founded Alexandria School in 2007 with a passion for teaching high quality in-home child care. With over 30 years of experience in child care education, Carolyn holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Purdue University and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Skidmore College. She has worked in pediatric wards and neonatal intensive care units of hospitals, and has taught prenatal, postnatal, parenting,grandparenting and breastfeeding classes. She has developed the Alexandria School course for newborn care specialists. A mother of four, grandmother of three, Carolyn is committed to educating and training nannies with a demanding, practical curriculum that positions graduates to be the best in their profession and has presented workshops the past several years at INA Annual Conferences.

Karen Schwarzbach

Karen Schwarzbach Sleep TrainerThe ABC’s of Baby ZZZ’s

Karen Schwarzbach is a Certified Sleep Consultant and professional health educator.  Karen has provided sleep solutions to families throughout North America for over a decade. She earned her Sleep Consultant Certification through the International Maternity Institute in 2012. As a result of her breadth and depth of knowledge, Karen was invited to join IMI as a partner, and now facilitates their International Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant Certification course, mentoring and educating participants in 32 countries. In addition, Karen is the Managing Director for the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants.

Karen’s 16 year career as a health educator includes 10 years at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA facilitating workshops for expectant parents of multiples. She is the founder of DoubleTalk, a workshop and support program for new mothers of twins, which she facilitated for over 300 participants over a six year span of time and Babies to Sleep, a program to help new parents find sleep solutions for their babies.

Karen has addressed audiences throughout the United States, including Sandia National Laboratories, Facebook, The National Training Institutes Zero to Three Conference, The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Preggo Palooza and numerous other events and conferences throughout the United States.

She has been the featured guest on numerous radio programs and is a quoted subject matter expert in various print and on-line publications.She is the author of the soon-to-be published books “The ABCs of Infant ZZZs” and the “ABCs of Daycare Zzzs.”

Tamiko Kelly

Claim your Ideal Client: How to Take Your Business from Frazzled to Fantastic with Three Simple Steps 

Tamiko Kelly Child Sleep EducatorTamiko Kelly is a Sleep Educator and Child Sleep Expert. Praised by her clients as a “Sleep Wizard” or “Baby Miracle Worker”, Tamiko is a certified sleep consultant, founder and CEO of Sleep Well. Wake Happy.

From catnaps to multiple nighttime wakings, Tamiko has got you covered. Her unique approach and years of sleep consulting experience has helped her clients achieve extraordinary results. Her loving, no non-sense approach has helped families all over the US get a good night’s sleep. Her client’s learn how make simple changes to help their kids fall asleep with ease. Whether you’ve got a 6 week old or a stubborn 6 year old, Tamiko can help your family get more sleep–on your terms.

As well as working 1:1 with clients virtually or in person, Tamiko also regularly shares her sleep knowledge while speaking to groups of exhausted parents. Her talk, “5 Steps to Sleep Success”, gives participants actionable steps to use immediately and educates parents on why sleep is such an important part of their child’s day.

Dr. Harvey Karp

Happiest Baby on the Block

Dr. Harvey Karp Happiest Baby on the BlockDr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and child developmentalist and assistant professor at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. He then performed a dual fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics and Child Development at UCLA. Following his training, he practiced general pediatrics for 25 years in Santa Monica, California.

Dr. Karp’s landmark work on infant calming and sleep and toddler emotional development has frequently been featured in the national press. His widely used parenting DVDs/books, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Birth to 5 have made him America’s most read pediatrician. He is also an authority on children’s environmental health and breastfeeding.

Over 3000 certified instructors teach his baby calming/sleep techniques in hospitals, clinics, etc. across the country and in a dozen other nations.

Dr. Karp serves on several advisory boards and has received numerous honors and awards for his work. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Sheri Lopez


Introduction to Infant Massage

Sheri is a Professional Certified Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, Sleep Trainer, Parent and Child educator, writer and owner of ‘The Nanny Share Group’. She has been providing loving care to children and families for 32 years. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, a degree in Business, is a Certified Nursing Assistant and in the training process of becoming a Certified Birth Doula.

She is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT), Certified American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor, Certified American Red Cross Babysitter Training Instructor, and Certified Instructor of Baby Singing Time. She teaches these courses in her local area of Scottsdale, Arizona.

She is also a volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), being a voice for children in the foster care system, and also a member of the Arizona Foster Care Review Board, a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House and Child Help.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett Ph.D.New Mommy Moods: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Internationally recognized as the go-to expert on prenatal and postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders, clinical psychologist Dr. Shoshana Bennett is a leading national advocate and pioneer in women’s mental health. Affectionately known as Dr. Shosh, she established Postpartum Assistance for Mothers, which offers education and emotional support for women experiencing PPD and related disorders. Dr. Shosh also helped develop the official training curriculum for professionals and served as president of Postpartum Support International.

Dr. Shosh is the author of Postpartum Depression for Dummies and Pregnant on Prozac, and is co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. She is also the creator of the mobile phone app PPD Gone!, which provides advice and strategies to cope and recover from the debilitating consequences of PPD.

Perinatal mental health has become her life’s mission. She provides hope with compassion, personal experience, and the application of sound knowledge and research. Dr. Shosh helps her clients and colleagues understand that these disorders are completely treatable. With proper help, women can emerge from the crisis of these illnesses in charge of their health, making the best possible decisions for themselves and their families, and happier than ever before.

Bennett is in demand as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker both nationally and internationally, training medical and healthcare professionals. She is also well known for her popular Radio Show and has appeared as a guest expert on countless television and radio shows.

Lindsay Pacsoe, RN
Bonding and Attachment During Early Infancy

Lindsay Pascoe RN

Lindsay Pascoe is an RN and baby nurse with over 12 years experience caring for infants and new mothers across the country. In addition to working privately with families, Lindsay has worked as a NICU nurse in a level III unit.  This experience greatly enhanced her ability to meet the unique needs of families bringing home preemies and special needs infants. Lindsay also spent 2 years working with the Nurse Family Partnership, a home visiting program serving low-income mothers and infants in the community.  Here she developed a true sensitivity to the needs of the first time parent and gained extensive knowledge of how to support them through pregnancy and early parenthood.

The launch of her new business, Lavender Baby Nurses, is Lindsay’s newest project. Her mission is to create a comprehensive program to focus on the holistic care of newborns, while at the same time educating and empowering new parents.  Lindsay’s core belief is that the first 12 weeks of an infant’s life are incredibly formative, and that supporting families as a whole during this time has a lasting impact. Her knowledge of prenatal and perinatal psychology has played in integral role in the development of the program’s curriculum. Early parent-infant bonding is one of Lindsay’s particular areas of interest, reflected in her ongoing work with new parents.

Lindsay’s other interests include traveling, practicing yoga, ayurveda, writing, attending conferences, and nesting at home with her new husband Ben.

Agency Workshop Speakers

Rosalind Prather

What to Expect…Your First Year in Business and Beyond  
New Agency Seminar (Pre-Conference Workshop, additional fee)

Moneyless Marketing (main conference programming)

Rosalind Prather Trusting ConnectionsRosalind is a third-generation small business owner and “momtrepreneur.” She currently co-owns Trusting Connections, Tucson’s premier nanny agency and serves as the company’s Placement Director and Sales and Marketing Director. Rosalind has worked with children in many capacities as a former professional nanny, an educator and a mother. As a two-time business owner, she has extensive experience with business operations and management, sales, marketing and PR. Rosalind is also the author of Tucson Poppins for Parents: Your Modern Day Child Care Expert, a blog featured on the Tucson Citizen and has made guest appearances on KVOA with Allison Alexander discussing topics relevant to families.

Rosalind joined forces with long-time friend Caroline Malkin, a certified postpartum doula and the two women brought their many years of experience in the child care and education industries together and opened Trusting Connections Nanny Agency. Trusting Connections officially opened for business in August of 2011 and experienced early success. Today, this full-scale agency employs a team of nearly twenty talented nannies, housekeepers and personal assistants and has established a large and growing placement pool which consists of nannies awaiting a permanent placement. The agency is actively involved in the local community, has hosted parenting classes and other special agency events and has become a trusted resource for families in Tucson.

Jess Ponce III

Jess Ponce Media 2x3

The Art of Self Promotion: Marketing for the Modern Nanny Agency

Jess Ponce is the West Coast Partner of Media 2×3, a niche creative agency and production company. His specialty is developing, packaging and managing personality brands across different media platforms. With over 15 years experience as a TV producer, brand manager and media consultant, Jess compliments Entertainment Industry know how with Executive Coach training to strategically promote businesses, leaders, celebrities and experts. Jess is an international speaker and workshop facilitator specializing in personal branding and the art of authentic promotion.

Keith Chambers

Keith Chamber Creative Marketing ConsulantPULL Power Marketing: Grow Your Business, Right Now
The PULL Forum: A Marketing Makeover

Keith Chambers is well known for stating that “Free Enterprise is an all out war and if you don’t believe it, you are likely to soon become one of its casualties.” That approach is why his impressive list of Fortune 100 clients use him religiously. Keith has worked with, taught to and learned from the brightest marketing minds in the world. In his role as Creative Marketing Consultant, he has been responsible for creating the critical Selling Propositions (sales messages) for America’s most famous brands. Keith has assisted more than 160 goods and service providers in formulating their marketing messages, including Arm & Hammer, Trojan, Miss America, General Mills, and many more. Keith is a graduate of Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in Advertising and Marketing.

Keith will present two workshops for business members. Keith’s workshops promise learn today, use tomorrow tips, tricks and techniques, including 15 specific ways agencies can grow their business. Keith has asked the INA to provide an agency conference attendee’s website for use in his interactive presentation. One lucky agency at conference will have the unique opportunity to have their business website reviewed and critiqued by a marketing expert! Keith will demonstrate the use of newly created marketing insights on a real agency website! Could you be the lucky agency? You must be registered for conference by Friday February 7 for inclusion in this special lottery drawing.

Steve Lampert CareMatch ProSteve Lampert

Planning Your Exit: Strategies to Sell Your Agency

Steve Lampert is the founder of CareMatchPro, LLC and a nanny industry veteran of almost 20 years. He owned and operated (and then sold) Buckingham Nannies, a brick and mortar nanny agency, and then founded and operated (and later sold) Prior to entering the nanny industry, Steve had a decade of experience as a business brokers, where he handled more than 100 small business transactions.

Mary Oscategui

Transforming Your Work into Your Optimal Lifestyle: Effectively Managing Work-Life Balance

Mary Luz Oscategui

Mary Luz Oscategui, aka The Mompreneur Yogini , is an holistic lifestyle and business coach with more than seventeen years of experience coaching individuals, groups and businesses. The author of 2 books, her qualifications include over twenty one certifications in the health, fitness, and maternity field covering a range of holistic topics: exercise, stress management, nutrition, sleep, eco-consulting, yoga therapy, meditation, Pilates, pregnancy, birth, wellness coaching, and business. She has mentored and trained with twenty-five of the top organizations and individuals in their professional fields and is the founder of 6 organizations and consulting businesses including the International Maternity Institute and The Mompreneur Yogini, Holistic Lifestyle and Business Coaching Services.

The International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals ™, founded by Mary, is a professional organization for those in the baby planning industry, leading and representing professional baby planners as well as set the standards for the Institute’s Baby Planner certifications and educational programming.

Bob King, Esq.

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Bob is an attorney and founder of Legally Nanny®, the leading law firm providing legal and tax advice to household employers and domestic employment agencies. Bob is a former INA Board Member and has shared his expertise as a contributing writer for INA newsletters and as a speaker at INA conferences.  Bob graduated from Georgetown University, studied at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, on a Rotary Fellowship, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Legally Nanny assists domestic employment agencies with business, dispute resolution, and labor & employment matters. Additionally, the firm assists domestic employers with legal and tax issues, including payroll; employment, confidentiality and severance agreements; preparing back taxes; and defending audits, investigations, and lawsuits from employees and governmental entities. Bob also serves as the General Counsel for the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and as an expert witness in household employment litigation.

Frank Grant

Frank-Grant-photoSelling is Fun and Profitable!

As GTM’s Vice President of Sales, Frank relies on his 25 years of experience and achievements in business development, talent management, sales leadership, and strategy to lead the company’s continued sales growth. Frank boasts a proven track record of accomplishments in growing revenues, people, and new initiatives.

Frank’s experience, entrepreneurial energy, and creativity helps him lead GTM’s sales team to exceed their goals and introduce innovative techniques to get the job done. Frank has a long association with industry-leading training and development organizations such as the Sandler Sales Institute, The Strategic Coach, as well as serving as the past chapter president of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Frank majored in Marketing Management at Siena College in Albany, NY.

Helen Adeosun

Helen Adeosun Sitter CyclePainless Social Media: Connect to Improve Your Bottom Line

Helen Adeosun is the founder of and is passionate about learning and children. As a teacher, she was excited to facilitate learning and better serve her students. This same passion drives, a platform dedicated to providing nannies and caregivers with online classes and certifications to provide excellent care.  Helen has over 10 years of caregiving experience and is a member of the INA, Massachusetts Association of Professional Nannies, and is a member of the NAEYC. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, and an EdM in from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Daryl Camarillo

Daryl Camarillo Stanford Park NanniesPanelist, Nail the Placement in 3 Referrals or Less

Daryl has owned and operated a successful nanny referral agency for 24 years and counting. Her agency, Stanford Park Nannies, was awarded the coveted Agency of the Year award by the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies. Stanford Park Nannies specializes solely in the delicate placement of in-home childcare providers and has earned the honor of being named the Bay Area Parents Family Favorite Winner for Best Nanny Agency for the past 5 years! Stanford Park Nannies specializes in the referral of qualified, experienced Nannies and Baby Nurses on a short term and long term basis for full and part time jobs.

Rachelle Teycheney
Panelist, Nail the Placement in 3 Referrals or Less

Rachelle is the Operations & Placements Manager of Placement Solutions, a Melbourne (Australia) based niche recruitment firm specializing in In-Home Childcare and household organizing solutions in Australia. Rachelle has been in Management since early 2011.

Rachelle Teycheney Placement Solutions Melbourne Australia

Rachelle began with Placement Solutions in 2010 in a recruitment and placement role. This role began with offering assistance to families who were inquiring about In-Home Care services, and facilitating the application and approval of government child care funds to these families. This involved the matching and placing of suitable In-Home Child Care Educators a.k.a. Nannies with families across the Melbourne metropolitan area and beyond, and continued support and follow-up contact for families and Nannies.

Rachelle’s background is in recruitment, sales and childcare. Her recruitment experience developed over 6 years with one of Melbourne’s largest consumables companies. She managed the end to end monthly recruitment and training intake for 3 offices. Prior to this Rachelle worked in childcare for 8 years, starting as an assistant and progressing to a team leader. This is where her passion began with working with children and their families to provide education, care and support in the early years of a child’s development.

A culmination of her experience in these fields has led Rachelle to have a vast knowledge of finding and retaining quality In-Home Carers and understanding the needs of a family looking for their right match. Rachelle is currently on the National In-Home Care Association (NICA) committee (2013-2014). She is also member of the INA and this is her second conference.

Jami Dennis
Jami Dennis, ABC Nannies Denver ColoradoPanelist, Nail the Placement in 3 Referrals or Less

Jami is the owner and president of ABC Nannies,  one of the oldest agencies in Colorado.  She has worked in the nanny and staffing industries, in a variety of capacities, for over fifteen years. Since joining ABC Nannies in 2003, she has worked in all divisions of the company, including long-term and backup care placements. A Midwest girl at heart, Jami strives to work hard, and with integrity, each and every day. By focusing on high-quality customer service, placement of only the best nannies and domestics, and listening to the ever-changing needs of families in Colorado, ABC Nannies has continued to grow under her direction.

Ryan Jordan
Panelist, Nail the Placement in 3 Referrals or Less

Ryan Jordan Educated Nannies

Ryan, the owner of Educated Nannies, has over twenty years of experience working with children and families as a teacher, nanny, tutor, and swim instructor. Ryan earned a multiple-subject teaching credential and Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University. Ryan believes that every family is unique and each nanny is equipped with their own special set of skills. The daunting process is finding the nanny who fits with the family! Families trust Educated Nannies to find the right fit for their family.

Educated Nannies was awarded a 2013 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award for best childcare agency in Los Angeles!




Ben Maizel Fine Cut Film

Introducing Fine Cut Film

The International Nanny Association will be video taping select workshops this year, including our keynote. We will make some of these workshops, or portions of them, available as a member benefit later this year.

Ben Maizel Fine Cut FilmConference 2014 video taping will be done by Fine Cut Film.

Ben Maizell describes his firm: “Fine Cut Film is a group of talented film-makers dedicated to our craft. There is a story behind every video no matter what the subject. We specialize in bringing those stories to life and presenting viewers with an entertaining product. No matter what you are promoting or documenting, Fine Cut Film is ready for your project.”