Executive Board Members
Chair - Susan Holt
Vice Chair - Christi Howard
Christi is the owner of Me Time 4 Mom, a life coaching business for moms. When she works with moms, they team up to create achievable, actionable goals which focus on time allocation, stress management, positive motivation, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Once moms create time for themselves, they become fantastic examples for their families. Her goal is for moms to be the best living example of what they want their children to embrace and become in the world. She has a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science and is a Certified Professional Coach.
Treasurer - Alice Chen
Secretary - Jennifer James
Jennifer James has 13 years of experience as an educator, counselor, and life coach, guiding women and families in enhancing their spiritual, physical, and mental health. In her current role, she is the CEO and Certified Life Coach for her business WHoly Mom Coaching LLC, where she collaborates with mothers, empowering them to ignite their true selves by uniting their mind, body, and spiritual presence. She leads a podcast that encourages continued and sustainable growth in by facilitating sessions that teach life skills to women and families.
Jennifer is well-versed in creating a haven for women to share their stories of resilience, healing, loss, wellness, growth, and advocates for mental health. She is dedicated to recognizing and responding to individual and cultural differences of women, young and old, and is an approachable leader that works cooperatively and communicates effectively with clients and members of the community.
Immediate Past Chair - Kimberly Allen, Ph.D., BCC, CFLE
Board of Directors
2023 Conference Chair
Emerging Coaches Co-Chair - Autumn Guin
Autumn Cano-Guin, PhD, BCC teaches Family Life Coaching in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences and directs healthy living and STEM programs for NC 4-H at NC State University. She serves nationally as a Program Success Coach for the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Center. Her scholarly interests include program development with marginalized audiences, parenting, youth development, family life coaching, adverse childhood experiences, protective factors, nonformal education, and educator professional development. She is a nationally recognized program design and evaluation expert with over 20 years of experience. Autumn also serves as a leader coach and develops curricula at her church. She is most passionate about her family including her partner of 25 years, Michael, 2 adult children, 2 grandchildren, 2 grand dogs, and a bearded dragon.
Autumn H. Cano-Guin, Ph.D., BCC (she, her, hers)
NC 4-H Youth Development Program Design & Evaluation Specialist
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Human Sciences
North Carolina State University
Emerging Coaches Co-Chair - Tiffany Burnette
Tiffany Burnette, MT-BC, CFLE-P owns Rhythm & Cadence Family Services, LLC, and offers family life coaching and education primarily through music-based activities to families wanting to manage stress and enhance developmental relationships. She provides various services and programs in-person and online; two of which are discussion groups integrating group coaching and lyric analysis and songwriting around mental health topics that benefit family relationships and function; and a family group development program she calls “Family Dynamics!” using the AI model of coaching. She enjoys offering experiential learning opportunities for parent-child bonding to those in new family structures. She is passionate about supporting those from diverse families and challenging circumstances. She has enjoyed mentoring through the FLCA mentorship program and continues to take every opportunity for growth. She lives in Apex with her husband, three boys, and their bearded dragon (Shredder). She loves all things Earth and sky.
Marketing Co-Chair - Deidra M. Craig, M.Ed.
Deidra Craig is the Distance Education Coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her background includes instructional support, distance learning and training and strategic digital marketing and communications for higher education. Previously, Deidra was the Communications Specialist for the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Academic program. She is an active member of the Association for Communication Excellence ACE, a professional organization providing networking opportunities and resources to support those working in the field of agriculture and family science. Deidra received 2 bachelor’s degrees in English and Mass Communication Studies, a graduate certificate in Teaching, Training and Educational Technology and a master’s degree in Training and Development. She is passionate about online learning and improving the online learning experience through effective instructional design tools, online educational resources and creative marketing strategies.
Marketing Co-Chair - Erin Richardson
Erin Richardson is a Raleigh, NC native and is currently employed with Triangle Family Services where she is the Coordinator for the Emergency Housing department. She has been in the field of Social Work for about seven years, following receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Livingstone College. Erin enjoys reading, traveling, being a mom and wife and she also LOVES coaching and assisting others reach their goals and aspirations. When she is not working her day job, Erin is also diligently running her Coaching Business “Reaching Destinies” where she is coaching those that she serves on life and transition, and working with them to find and practice the best technique to reach their destiny!
Membership Chair - Kayla Bereijo
As a graduate from Humboldt State University, Kayla holds a bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Studies. With over a decade experience working with youth and families, Kayla has worked in community, education, and multi-cultural based settings. This experience includes serving with the Peace Corps as a Community Development Specialist in Timor-Leste, working as an Early Childhood Education Specialist for a learning center in Spain, and as a Preschool Teacher in California. In her current role, she is a Project Assistant for the Orange County Department of Education where she works with youth to develop leadership skills and prevention education. Kayla is in the process of becoming a fully credentialed Family Life Educator and plans to transition into coaching.
Professional Enrichment Chair - Ali Tepper, M.Ed.
Research Chair - Luz Dalia Sanchez
Standards Co-Chair - Yolanda Sanders
YoLanda Sanders holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Family Sciences and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Graduate Advanced Studies in General Psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate at Capella University. YoLanda is a Certified Family Life Educator and obtains multiple certifications, continuing education units, and professional training in parenting education, childcare, family reading education, infant mental health, family literacy, family
resource management, teaching family sciences, parent-child relationships, and online instructor. YoLanda devotes most of her time to research, after-school reading volunteering, and working with undergraduate students, family sciences virtual course developer, sorority, youth church, children, and families in parenting-reading education through parent involvement. Her goal is to incorporate establishing credentialing and certification to ensure best practices and professionalism in family life coaching and family life education.
Standards Co-Chair - Dr. Mark Roseman
“Dr. Mark” is an author, international speaker, and child custody expert with specialization in high conflict personality and parental alienation. He is CEO and Founder of The Toby Center for Family Transitions, a leading child visitation and child reunification agency based in Florida which he founded in 2008. Dr. Roseman is publisher of Contemporary Family Magazine, flagship of Preserving Family Ties Media LLC, an educational consultant and publisher on family and social issues which he founded in 2020. His national coaching and consulting company, Mark David Roseman and Associates brings virtual support groups for targeted parents and family practitioners.
Structure & Sustainability Chair - Susan Holt
Full Board Member-at-Large - Russ Smidt
Russ retired from pediatric medicine Jan 1, 2022. He now works full time at Faithful and True Ministries, Eden Prairie MN, as a Board Certified Coach and is a proud member of the Family Life Coaching Association since 2016. I see individual men, lead men’s groups, and see couples with my wife Susie Smidt LMFT (she does the therapy, I do the coaching). I’m excited to start working as a board member at large. I retain emeritus status with Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN.
Website Coordinator - Maryam Mohaghegh
Maryam Mohaghegh holds an M.Sc in virology and is a professional coach and teaches at NC State University. She is also a board member of ICF-Raleigh Chapter, the co-founder of Higher Ed Special Interest Group -ICF Raleigh, a member of ICF global Future of Education task force,a pack promise coach @ NCSU, member of DEI committee in College and department @ ncsu. She has work experience in scientific research, publishing, translation, teaching and life coaching and co-author of “How coaching is impacting higher education” white paper.She loves learning, music, arts and people which she combines in her free time.
Structure & Sustainability