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Lou Aymard, Ph.D., is the founding director of The Parenting Center at Anne Arundel Community College. He is a child psychologist who has more than 30 years of teaching and clinical experience working with children and families. He is the author of "Reflections on the Language and Culture of Deaf Americans" and has contributed chapters to child therapy texts concerning using electronic toys for counseling children. Aymard received the NISOD teaching excellence award from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2000 and the AACC Student Government Association teaching excellence award in 2001. The International Society for Child and Play Therapy recently presented him with its annual international award for outstanding career contributions to and significant influence on the fields of child psychology and play therapy. In 2004, the Warner Foundation of Baltimore selected Aymard as Humanitarian of the Year for his work on behalf of children and families.

Angie Antoniak, L.C.W.S.-C., is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and their parents. Her professional experience also includes working with students in alternative high schools. She currently is in private practice.

Doreen Campbell, M.S. Ed., is an early childhood specialist with the Behavioral Emotional Support and Training (BEST) program of the TEACH Institute at AACC. She has received extensive training in play therapy and has both clinical and teaching experience with parents of preschool children.

Rebecca Fishburne, M.A., has taught and worked in admissions for seven years in a D.C. area independent school.  During that time she worked with children in grades 7 through 12 as a teacher, coach, and adviser.  In addition, she is a children's fitness instructor. 

Princess Fralin, is currently pursuing a dual degree in Human Services and Addiction Counseling at AACC.  Princess has over 20 years of service working with families, single parents, teens and adolescents.  She is on staff at AACC as a Program Assistant for The Parenting Center. 

Andrea Frank, M.S., L.G.P.C., is a mobile crisis therapist assisting individuals with mental health challenges or crises most of which include family conflicts with adolescents. At Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry she worked with children ages 4-18. She is a certified grief recovery specialist.

Jaclyn Gambone, Ph.D., is an assistant professor with AACC's TEACH Institute. She has a master's degree in elementary education and history education from West Chester University. Her doctoral degree in education is from Capella University.

Barbara Garrett, M.A. is assistant professor in the TEACH Institute, where she teaches Early Childhood courses and supervises Early Childhood fieldwork students. She has more than 30 years experience in teaching in public and private schools and is an approved trainer for child care courses in Maryland. She serves as Membership Chairperson on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association for the Education of Young Children.

Marcie Gibbons, L.C.S.W.-C., is a clinical social worker specializing in grief and loss issues. She earned a master's degree in social work from Catholic University. She is a counselor at Archbishop Spalding High School. She also is in private practice.

Gwen Harring, B.S. PMP, is a member of the Anne Arundel County's Youth Suicide Awareness Action team, participates on the Anne Arundel County Public School's Parent Involvement Advisory Board (PIAC) and is the School and Community Liaison at Severna Park High School where she organizes youth programs and provides college and career counseling. 

Kathleen B. Johnson, M.Ed., is a retired elementary school teacher with over thirty years of service. She teaches child care and teacher education at AACC.

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