Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones
Roots & Wings Founder and Author of Transformational Parenting and Co-Author of Transformational 21st Century Education
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones,Founder / Executive Director
Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones is a renowned psychologist and expert in Transformational Parenting and the Science of Success, helping people create the life of their dreams through evidence-based psychology and neuroscience. Dr. Jones is known for her uncanny ability to launch parents and dreamers of all kinds to reach beyond their fears, stop playing small, and manifest their vision. When she keynotes conferences and conducts workshops, she uses humor and audience engagement to translate neuroscience and psychology into actionable change strategies. Dr. Jones has worked with the world’s most prestigious companies and organizations including executives from Facebook, Summit Series, MTV, UCLA, and various startup founders & CEOs. She is regularly featured in media such as Fast Company, Enterprising Women, Success, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and the LA Times, to name a few. Dr. Jones has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has studied at the University of Oregon, Alliant University, and UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Estela de Wulf, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Estela De Wulf is a Positive Discipline parent educator certified by the Association of Positive Discipline. Her courses and workshops of Parenting with Positive Discipline are solidly based on research based psychology concepts and principles while at the same time offering tools of immediate and effective practical use. She is also a Life and Parenting Coach, working individually with parents in creating plans and support systems that meet each family’s reality and specific needs.
Gwendolyn Tyson-Miles, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
With decades of serving foster youth, families in crisis, and underserved youth, Gwendolyn has devoted her life to treating and preventing childhood trauma. A current Lead Therapist at Kaiser Permanente, Gwendolyn has served hundreds of youth. Before Kaiser, Gwendolyn was the Program Coordinator serving youth and families in South Los Angeles. A mentor and inspiration to many, including our own Dr. Johnston-Jones, Gwendolyn lives a life of purpose and makes the world a better place by being alive.
Michael Jones, CEO of Science-Inc.
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor. A long-time entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful company in college and since then has founded, built, and sold numerous online and mobile businesses. As the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Science, Inc., Mike brings together the best talent, resources, and financing through a centralized platform to build and invest in technology businesses. Prior to Science, Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with joint venture partners in Myspace China and Myspace Japan / Softbank. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry.
Dr. Ayesha Madni, USC Research Analyst and Psychology Professor
Dr. Ayesha Madni is an educational psychologist. With over 15 years experience teaching, mentoring, and providing targeted interventions for individuals and teams in various capacities across both academic and organizational contexts, she can tailor learning opportunities that capitalize on the strengths of individuals and teams. Her research experience includes the Gates Foundation, DARPA, ONR, NSF, and CDE among others. Her expertise in motivation theory, cognitive psychology, and empirical research has made her uniquely qualified in taking projects and plans from conception through completion spanning design, development, evaluation, implementation, and training. Ayesha has her doctorate from USC Rossier School of Education, and is also a certified ideation facilitator and parenting educator.