About API's Editorial Review Board
Attachment Parenting International's Editorial Review Board take a leading role in shaping future issues of The Attached Family, the quarterly print magazine and online magazine available free to API members.
Rita Brhel, coordinator
Rita Brhel is the Managing Editor of API's The Attached Family magazine, API's Publications Coordinator, and leader of Hastings API, Nebraska, USA.
She is also a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, and volunteers as a peer counselor through Postpartum Support International and Sidelines High Risk Pregnancy Support Network. Her background is in rural development and agricultural journalism. She and her husband have three children.
Rivkah Estrin, DONA, is the Co-editor for the annual New Baby issue of API's The Attached Family magazine.
She is also a pregnancy consultant, childbirth educator, postpartum doula, and the Managing Editor of the International Doula magazine. She has four children.
Linda Folden Palmer
Linda Folden Palmer, DC, has served with API in a number of functions since 2001.
She is the author of The Baby Bond. Her background is in chiropractics. She raised one child.
Samantha Gray is API's Executive Director and leader of TriCities Parenting API, Tennessee, USA.
She is also a La Leche League Leader and a parent educator for the Nurturing Parent Program and the Guiding Good Choices and Support School Success curriculums. Her background is in population services. She and her husband have three children.
Shoshana Hayman is a Senior Editor for API's The Attached Family magazine and a Contributor to The Attached Family online magazine.
She is also the founder and director of the Life Center in Israel, through which she translates and publishes Attachment Parenting books in Hebrew and follows up with their workshops curriculums. She is also Israel's Regional Director for the Neufeld Institute. She and her husband have six children.
Jan Hunt, MSc, is a member of API's Advisory Board.
She is a child psychologist, the founder and director of The Natural Child Project, author of The Natural Child, member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and member of the advisory boards of Holistic Moms Network and the Child-Friendly Initiative. She raised one child.
Lisa Lord is Managing Editor of API's The Attached Family online magazine.
Her background is in hedge fund management. She and her husband have two children.
Patricia Mackie, MS, LPC, is API's Professionals Liaison and leader of Naperville API, Illinois, USA.
She is also a marriage and family therapist and is the author of the "Three's a Crowd" curriculum for new parents. She and her husband have two children.
Barbara Nicholson, MEd, CEIM, is API's Co-founder, member of API's Board of Directors, an API Resource Leader, and co-author of Attached at the Heart.
She is also a La Leche League Leader, a Certified Educator in Infant Massage, a facilitator for the Nurturing Parenting Program, and has served on the Development Committee for the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program at Vanderbilt University. Her background is in special education. She and her husband raised four children.
Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE, is API's Co-founder, API's Executive Director from 1994 to 2007, member of API's Board of Directors, leader of API of Huntsville/Madison, Alabama, USA, and co-author of Attached at the Heart.
She is also a certified family life educator, a La Leche League Leader, and a facilitator for the Nurturing Parenting Program. Her background is in special education. She and her husband raised two children.
Christina Roberts, PhD, is a Research Writer for API's Journal of Attachment Parenting.
She is also a researcher in smoking cessation at the University of Minnesota's Division of General Internal Medicine. Her background is in family social science and marriage and family therapy. She formerly worked at the Institute of Child Development, where much of the ground-breaking work in attachment research began. She has one child.
Judy Sanders is a member of API's Board of Directors.
Her background is as Editor of the Seattle newspaper, Northwest Baby & Child, and as a professional actress and vocal artist. She is a La Leche League Leader and has served a number of functions within LLL, including as a member of the Board of Directors. She has also volunteered as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children. She and her husband raised five children.
Courtney Sperlazza, MPH, is the Managing Editor of API's blog, APtly Said.
Her background is in public health research. She and her husband have two children.