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STAFF

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson
Executive Director and co-founder

Brian is a husband and father to two spirited daughters that keep him inspired and exhausted every day. He started Fathering Together as a way to better connect and learn from his fellow dads. Prior to Fathering Together, Brian has been a social worker, university chaplain, and interfaith leadership consultant. When not working on the future of Fathering Together, you can find Brian writing letters to his daughters, creating "cooking" lessons with his daughters, and learning dance moves too! (read more...)

Chris Lewis

Dr. Christopher Lewis
Chief Information Officer and co-founder

Chris is the father of 2 daughters that are now in their tweens and teens. He started Dad of Divas, a blog to share his own personal experiences in being a father in 2007 and in 2018 started the Dads With Daughters Facebook Group to allow dads to connect, learn and grow together. He works in Digital Media on a daily basis, but also has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration. He is also the author of The Ultimate College Preparation Blueprint: Everything You Should Expect and Do When Planning for College. (read more...)

john Badalament

John Badalament, Ed.M.,
Director of Training and Education

John Badalament, Ed.M. is the proud father of two teenagers. He is an accomplished writer, educator, consultant, speaker and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of The Modern Dad’s Dilemma: How To Stay Connected With Your Kids In A Rapidly Changing World and Director of the PBS documentary All Men Are Sons: Exploring The Legacy of Fatherhood( read more...) 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Fathering Together is always looking for great members of our Board. To be consider for future openings please CLICK HERE

Tee Chaudhry

Robert de Leon

Robert de Leon

Ehime Enahoro

Ehime Enahoro

What draws you to the work of Fathering Together?

The support, encouragement, and tools Fathering Together provides to fathers allows families and therefore societies to flourish. I believe many of the societal issues could be resolved if both parents play a significant role in their child's lives. Although many societies around the world expect mothers to play the primary role in raising children, fathers also have a major role to play. FT empowers fathers to play their major role.

I decided I wanted to become involved with Fathering Together because of the great content shared with dads all over the world. I also admire the work they do to further the discussion the role father’s play in the lives of their child(ren) and / or family. 



To utilize my experience both as a father and as a professional to ensure other dads have access to the resources and support they need to be better fathers to their children and spouses.

Mel Faxson


Mel Faxon

Sehreen Noor Ali

Sehreen Noor Ali

David Stanley

David Stanley, co-Secretary


What draws you to the work of Fathering Together?

The only way for us to achieve gender equality is to give men the tools and emotional support that they need to overcome the stigmas so deeply ingrained into all of us by toxic masculinity. Fathering Together does exactly that, and I couldn't believe in something more.


Serving on the board for Fathering Together is an honor because I believe in the transformative power of engaged, empowered, and equity focused fathers. I had one of them and it defined who I am. As a founder of a children's health startup, I also know how critical it is for fathers to be deeply involved as caregivers in order for the whole family to thrive.

I've been involved in the "dadspace" as a blogger nearly since the beginning. As an early SAHD (1992-4), I recognized that no one was speaking for dads at that time, but in those nascent days of the internet, didn't see a way to effect change. FT gives me a platform to do now what I could not do then.

Michelle Travis, Vice-President & co-Secretary

Thom Walstrum

Thom Walstrum, President & Treasurer

What draws you to the work of Fathering Together?

I believe engaged fathers have an important positive impact on their families and community and am happy to support an organization that supports the work of fathers. I am a father myself so I understand how challenging the role can be and the need for supportive community.

I believe engaged fathers have an important positive impact on their families and community and am happy to support an organization that supports the work of fathers. I am a father myself so I understand how challenging the role can be and the need for supportive community.

Advisors

Creed Anthony

Creed Anthony

Ken Canfield

Ken Canfield

Stephen Dypiangco

Stephen Dypiangco

Elliot Haspel

Elliot Haspel

David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Karen Hwang

Karen Hwang

Bryan W. Jackson

Bryan W. Jackson

Kate Mangino

Kate Mangino

Joe Samalin

Joe Samalin

Joe Saucedo

Joe Saucedo

Jeffrey D. Schmidt

Jeffrey D. Schmidt

Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh

Harris K. Tay

Harris K. Tay

Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Kimberly Wolf

Kimberly Wolf

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