D3F National DADvisory Team
We're building our D3F National DADvisory Team to provide various areas of industry expertise and support for the Festival and its participants.
Michael is the dad of two and principal of MASdesign, an interdisciplinary design/build collaborative he founded approximately 20 years ago mostly within the public/institutional sectors. He is also the co-founder and partner of various companies he has helped create within the food/health and design/tech spheres As a social design entrepreneur, Michael is committed to using design for public good, both within the nonprofit and for-profit realms. Michael lives in New York City with his wife, their children, and their many pets.
Dr. Jane Paley
Dr. Jane Paley is the mom of two and a psychologist in Brooklyn, NY, providing psychotherapy to children and adults. A longtime proponent of bridging gaps between education and mental health, her areas of specialization include learning and neuro-developmental variation, attachment and parenting, loss and trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, life-stage transitions, and gender identity. She worked briefly in documentary and independent film and TV, after completing an undergraduate degree in filmmaking/film theory at Cornell University. Her first job in that world entailed reviewing children’s films and videos for Teaching Tolerance, a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Dr. Paley went on to earn a master’s degree in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education (1994). She earned a doctoral degree in Child Clinical/School Psychology from New York University in 2004, training and working in a variety of clinical and school settings.
Randell Turner, PhD
Randell Turner is the dad of two and grandfather of five grandchildren. He also is an author, trainer, coach, and a Child & Family Therapist who specializes in working with men and fathers. As one of the pioneers in the Fatherhood & Men’s Movement, Randell founded The Father’s Workshop in 1996, from which he has authored award-winning resources for organizations, like the National Center for Fathering, National Fatherhood Initiative, National Head Start Association, Parents as Teachers, and Prison Fellowship. Most recently, he authored Rescuing the Rogue, a small group curriculum for forging and restoring healthy relationships. Randell is a child abuse survivor, having spent six years under the watchful care of Child Protective Services and the Foster Care system, to whom he is eternally grateful.
Nigel is the dad of one and has more than 30 years of experience in the responsible fatherhood field. He has worked as manager, trainer, and consultant with fatherhood programs since 1988, including major projects in the US and UK. He has been with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) since 2008 and Fathers Incorporated as an independent consultant since 2016. He oversees development of NRFC products and webinars and is the main author of NRFC's Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources from the Field and a federal technical assistance product, Tips for Fatherhood Group Facilitators: A Video Resource Guide. He has visited and provided assistance to fatherhood programs in 45 States; facilitated more than 80 staff training workshops; presented at numerous conferences, and published 12 articles. Prior to his work with the NRFC, he served fathers and families in a variety of positions, including as manager for Maryland's Absent Parents Employment Program and Director of Partnership Development and Training for the National Partnership for Community Leadership.