Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder is one of the tween, teen and parenting experts that participated in the focus groups that helped form the new educational campaign and website, TheAlcoholTalk.com. Her expertise and vast experience were also tapped for much of the advice and guidance included on the site. Her unique understanding of the communication techniques necessary for The Alcohol Talk to effectively take place make her an ideal spokesperson for the campaign.
Dr. Powell-Lunder is a clinical psychologist specializing in work with tweens, teens, young adults, and their families. She is co-author of the book Teenage as a Second Language (Adams Media 2010) and the creator of www.itsatweenslife.com, an interactive and informational website for parents and tweens, and co-creator of www.Talkingteenage.com, an interactive informational website for the parents of teenagers.
Jennifer is a regular contributor for outlets including Psychology Today, Parenting Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, GalTime, KnowMoreTV, Examiner, and North Texas Kids. She has also been featured in The Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL’s ParentDish, Mamapedia and many other blogs and websites. As a parenting expert on both radio and television programs including NPR’s Talk of the Nation, NBC’s TODAY in New York, Better TV and WCBS, FOX and ABC affiliates, Jennifer talks about tween, teen and parenting issues. She was profiled in Westchester Magazine’s January 2012 feature on ‘People to Watch
Jennifer is a published researcher, in-demand speaker and consultant on tween, teen, and young adult issues. She spent almost a decade as a Program Director of an inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit at a private psychiatric hospital in the Northeast where she now serves as Senior Clinical Liaison. She is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Pace University. Jennifer sits on the Board of Directors for Family Ties, a non-profit family advocacy agency serving Westchester County, NY and maintains a private outpatient practice in Bedford Hills, NY.
Meet The Alcohol Talk bloggers
Kim Moldofsky is a Chicago-area mom of teen boys and Tesla, the wonder pup. Long before having kids of her own, Kim worked with other people’s teens helping them build self-awareness, communication, and leadership skills. Her current job as mom to two teens boys is much more challenging! In addition to freelance writing and social media work, she also muses on teen topics like college admissions and empowers parents to raise STEM-loving kids.
Michele McGraw is a forty-something mother of four children (1 in college, 1 teen and 2 tweens). She is lives in Northern Virginia with her kids and her husband, Jason. For the last 17+ years, Michele has been helping women find support online for their hobbies and healthy lifestyles. Michele is founder and publisher of ScrapsofMyGeekLife.com, a blog offering daily commentary, advice, reviews and shared experiences of how her real life and the digital domain connect. Michele’s passion is showing women how to use technology to enhance their lives.
Mike Johnson, a father of four from the San Francisco area, is the founder of Playground Dad, a website that helps dads spend better time with their kids. Playground Dad is a resource for parents who are trying to navigate the new digital world with their kids in tow. Mike is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Next Impulse Media, a digital media company focused on building websites, apps and content strategies for the male 18-45 demographic.
Hillary Chybinski is the creator and force behind My Scraps, a lifestyle blog that helps readers create a simple, casual life they love. Hillary brings a mix of humor and real-life narrative to her blog in every post.
Hillary worked as an auditor for 20 years before taking her business experience in-house. These days, besides blogging, Hillary consults as a social media strategist, using her business experience and love of technology and communication to educate and assist brands and organizations within the space. She believes everyone has a story to tell and she also freelance writes, and has contributed to both MetroKids.com and here at TheAlcoholTalk.com.
Hillary is a reformed scrapbooker, avid reader and obtain my english homework help quickly organization junkie. She loves spending time with her two boys and husband, exploring the world beyond their little Philadelphia suburb.
Dwan Perrin is a DFW-area mom of a blended family consisting of five children (ranging from 8 to 17 years old). Dwan has experience mentoring teens through the Big Brother Big Sister organization and a local program through the public school system. Beyond freelance writing, Dwan is a Social Media Strategist and blogger at MommaDJane.com where she shares on topics pertaining to parenting, lifestyle, entertainment and travel.