Board Memberships
Expert Testimony

Recipient of the Gordon Marshall Research Award [Wheelock College]. 2006-2007. To support the research and writing of book, So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. [Co-Author Jean Kilbourne]

Recipient of the Abigail Eliot Award. 2003. Boston Association for the Education of Young Children. For contributions to the early childhood community.



Senior Advisor or Advisor for PBS Parents Websites:

Developer and Leader of Annual Wheelock College Student and Alumni Service Learning Program in Belfast, Northern Ireland. “How Early Childhood Programs in a Community Affected by Conflict Can Help Children Heal.” from March 2007.

Created booklet for SOFAR [Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists] Project for families and schools on helping children whose Reservist and National Guard parents have been called up for active duty in a war zone. [with Carol Daynard] 2005, revised 2007.

Expert Panelist for CUNY Early Education and Training Program
New York statewide teleconference training: Contributor to development of program script and participated in program broadcast. Albany, New York.

  • “How Media Affects Gender and Sexual Development.” October 2007
  • “Too Sexy, Too Soon: The Sexualization of Childhood.” June 2006
  • “Violence Prevention: Creating a Safe Haven for Children in Your Program.” November 2003

Developed Peaceable Classroom Training for the State of Maine Department of Human Services, Office of Child Care and Head Start, Fall, 2003.


Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). 2000-present
Co-founder. Steering Committee Member.

Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE). 1995-present. Co-founder. Steering Committee Member.

Senior Advisory Board Member For PBS Families Magazine 1997-2005
Massachusetts Citizens for Children. 2002-present. Board of Directors Member. Non-profit working to protect Massachusettes children from abuse and neglect.

PEEP Discovers the World. 2000-present. Advisory Board Member. WGBH produced early childhood science TV program.

PBS Families Magazine. PBS. 1997-2005. Advisory Board Member. “Ready To Learn” publication for parents & providers.

Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment (CEASE). 1990-present.

Child Care Information Exchange. 2000-presentAdvisor. Journal for Child Care Directors and Providers.

Massachusetts Violence Prevention Task Force 1995-2001
Member. Department of Public Health.


Massachusetts House of Representatives Public Policy Committee. May 2007. Testified supporting a bill banning marketing in schools.

US Senate Commerce Comm. Hearing on Marketing Violence to Children. Spring 1999. Testified about how marketing violence through the media harms young children.


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