About NPO

Our Team

Our Mission | Our History 


Board of Directors, Officers, & Advisors

Donald C. Hubin  

Donald C. Hubin, PhD, Ohio, Chair

  • Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, The Ohio State University
  • Founding Director Emeritus, Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University
  • BA, University of California, Davis; MA & PhD, University of Arizona
Robert A. Franklin  

Robert A. Franklin, JD, Texas, Journalist for National Parents Organization

  • National Parents Organization’s ‘featured columnist’
  • Formerly Executive Editor, Houston Law Review
  • University of Houston
Matt Hale  

Matt Hale, MBA, Kentucky

  • Architectural Sales, Spohn Associates
  • Bradley University, University of Louisville
Benny Hau  

Benny Hau, MD, California

  • Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program; Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health, Loma Linda University
  • Yale University, Loma Linda University
Christian R. Paasch  

Linda Reutzel, Missouri Treasurer

  • Owner/CFO FGR Mechanical, Inc.
  • Southeast Missouri State University
Ashley-Nicole Russell, Esq.  

Ashley-Nicole Russell, Esq., North Carolina

  • Owner of AN|R Law Offices with locations in Greenville, Raleigh, and Beaufort, North Carolina
  • Co-owner of McLawhorn and Russell, PLLC
  • Speaks and advocates nationwide about divorce culture, wellness, shared parenting, and professional human resource development
  • Author of The Cure for Divorce Culture and host of the podcast, Divorce, Healthy!
  • Appalachian State University, North Carolina Central University School of Law
Ginger Gentile   

Ginger Gentile, California, Communications Advisor

  • Activist filmmaker, public speaker and media strategist dedicated to building large coalitions that support making divorce and separation healthier for children.
  • Her previous, Erasing Dad, (Borrando a Papa, 2014) caused joint custody to be enacted in Argentina.
  • Third feature documentary, Erasing Family, premiering in the fall of 2019, exposes the trauma children suffer when a loving parent is erased from their lives after divorce and is told from the children’s point of view.
  • Columbia University


Lianna Mika   

Lianna Mika, Massachusetts, Office Manager

  • Manages National Parents Organization’s files, database, and general office
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Executive Directors Emeriti

Ned Holstein  

Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Executive Director, February 1998 to April 2018 Intermittently

  • Nationally recognized expert on the effects of the environment on human health
  • Founded Fathers and Families, now National Parents Organization, in 1998 to reform the family courts
  • Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Daniel B. Hogan  

Daniel B. Hogan, JD, PhD
Executive Director, 2006-2007

  • Management consultant and author of four books on the regulation of psychotherapists
  • Yale University, Harvard Law School and Department of Psychology
Glenn Sacks   

Glenn Sacks, MA
Executive Director 2009-2012

  • Leading voice for family court reform
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Rita Fuerst Adams  

Rita Fuerst Adams, MBA
National Executive Director, 2012-2015

  • More than thirty years’ experience in not-for-profit management, organizational development, and fundraising
  • Capital University, Ohio University

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