Meet our team.

Once upon a time, a group of like-minded women (and one man who happened to be married to one of the women) banded together to help families more easily access the tools, care, and support needed for mental health and happiness. Parents, teachers, friends, and advocates, we’ve all seen and experienced how hard it is to find the right communities and secure the right resources, and out of that shared struggle and our collective desire to do something about it, The Connected Parent was born.

Julie Walters


Violet McManus


Sophie Ferreira

Operations Manager

Kristin Cikowski

Project Coordinator

Julie Wisman

Project Coordinator

Teresa Henning

Project Coordinator

Keena Melville

Learning Designer

Leslie Ponzo

Ambassador & Connector

Emily Peterson

Ambassador & Connector

Matt McManus

Graphics & Web Designer

Meet our Advisors.

Jocelyne Penn


Stephanie Gandomi


Dr. Joseph Sullivan


Andi Putt, MS CCC-SLP