co-founder dr. charlton received her doctorate in developmental psychology from columbia university. bronwyn was a research scientist at new york university, and has also worked at mount sinai medical center with the early intervention group where she currently runs a mothers group for at-risk moms and teaches pediatric residents. bronwyn provides parenting support and developmental information to low-income mothers at room to grow; a direct-service program in nyc. she has published findings from her work on parenting and child development in prestigious journals, presented at professional conferences, and conveyed child development findings to numerous pta groups, teacher meetings and parent seminars. bronwyn is certified in parent management training from the yale parenting center. she is also delighted to be the mother of 2 young children.
co-founder aliza pressman received her m.a. in human development from teacher's college and her ph.d. from columbia university. aliza is on faculty at mount sinai school of medicine as a clinical instructor in the department of pediatrics where she teaches pediatric residents child development and parent education and runs parenting groups for at-risk mothers. for the past few years, she was a research fellow at the national center for children and families, which informs the policy, education and development of children, and their families. aliza presents at professional conferences and has published chapters on child development. she teaches a course on infant development at columbia university. aliza is certified in parent management training from the yale parenting center. she is also the mother of two little girls.
co-founder and clinical advisor dr. barzvi is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in new york city. she is affiliated with the nyu child study center, where she formerly served as the clinical director of the anita saltz institute for anxiety and mood disorders and assistant clinical professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the nyu school of medicine. alex has expertise in evaluating and treating anxiety, mood and behavior disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. she is the co-host of about our kids on sirius doctor radio, and is also a frequent medical contributor to the today show and cbs early show. alex is certified in parent management training from the yale parenting center.
nina got her m.s. in child development from purdue university and her ph.d. from columbia university. at purdue she was an assistant teacher in the infant/toddler room at the child development lab school. and at columbia she was a research fellow at the national center for children and families, which informs the policy, education and development of children, and their families. through her work there and her own research she has focused on topics such as maternal and child health, early care and education, and first year parental employment and child development. nina has presented her work at professional conferences, has published book chapters, and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals. she is also the mother of a little boy and a little girl.
in addition to general adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy, dr. kelly brogan provides consultation and treatment of patients with medical illnesses and related psychiatric symptoms. dr. brogan also has experience in the treatment of women at all stages of the reproductive cycle experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms, including premenstrual dysphoria (pmdd), pregnancy and postpartum symptomatology, as well as menopause-related illness. those with an interest in holistic or integrative medicine and herbal/neutraceutical supplements will find that dr. brogan is a knowledgeable resource for treatment considerations. dr. brogan received her medical education at cornell university and trained at nyu where she serves on the faculty in the department of psychiatry. visit her website at kellybroganmd.com
fern drillings, rn, msn is a certified childbirth educator, lactation consultant, and a certified cpr instructor. she has been teaching childbirth preparation and cpr classes for over twenty five years. ms. drillings received her bachelor of nursing from the university of rochester and her masters of nursing with specialty in women’s health care from the university of pennsylvania. she is currently on the faculty of the new york university and adelphi university schools of nursing and has worked in several of manhattan’s top hospitals. ms. drillings is highly recommended by many physicians in ny. she can be reached at 212.744.6649
pediatric advisor dr. blair hammond graduated from dartmouth medical school in 2003 where she was elected to the alpha omega alpha honor medical society. dr. hammond completed her pediatric internship and residency at mount sinai hospital in new york city, where she received the mount sinai hospital pediatric resident clinician/teacher award. she is now the clerkship director in the department of pediatrics at mount sinai hospital, where she is focused on general pediatrics, pediatric medical education, and advocacy. dr. hammond earned a b.a. from dartmouth college, where she majored in biology and was elected phi beta kappa.
pediatric advisor dr. lori zbar is a pediatrician at mount sinai pediatrics, the faculty practice associated with the kravis children’s hospital at mount sinai. she is on faculty at the mount sinai school of medicine, where she serves as the associate clerkship director for the third year pediatric clerkship. her areas of focus include both medical education and general pediatrics from infancy through adolescence. dr. zbar completed her pediatric residency at mount sinai, where she was awarded the donald and irwin gribetz award for excellence in primary care. she received her m.d. from mount sinai school of medicine, where she was awarded the howard rappaport pediatric award for scholarship in pediatrics, and her b.a. cum laude from yale university.