Research Committee Chair
Volunteer Engagement Chair
Joyce Kubik – President
Katherine Jahnke — Treasurer
Katherine Jahnke trained as a coach with CTI in 2007 and is currently working on her certification. She is the coordinator of two CHADD support groups – one for parents and one for adults. She is the mom of a son with ADHD and her husband has ADHD also. She lives in a college town and has had the pleasure of coaching college students and coaching parents about the realities of ADHD. Before her coaching career, Katherine working in the fundraising field for Texas A&M University and a local hospital and has also served as a Human Resources Director for several companies. Her strengths lie in communication, human resources and organization. She has a real love for people and a passion to help those who are hurting and need support.
As Treasurer, Katherine is responsible for the finances of the ACO. She additionally takes on tasks as requested by the ACO Board.
My goal as the Treasurer is record keeping to the best of my ability. My goal is to have all ACO records accurate and timely. Membership will be able to stay informed on board decisions. I will try to resolve any questions or concerns in a timely manner.
Michel Fitos & Sherri Cannon — Conference Co-Chairs
Michel is a coach, parent, educator, advocate, social entrepreneur, and activist. His entire family was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008, and he’s been passionately working with and around ADHD ever since. Michel works with students, career academics, and people in the high tech industry.
As executive coach and workshop facilitator, Sherri has helped individuals and teams around the world, thrive by leveraging their strengths since 1989. Diagnosed with ADHD in 2001, Sherri is happiest helping ADHD adults uncover their unique strengths, name their dreams and make their best contribution to the world.
Sarah D. Wright — Circle Editor
Sarah D. Wright, M.S., A.C.T., earned her B.S. from Stanford University, her M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her ADHD Coaching credential from the Optimal Functional Institute. She is a former scientist, engineer, and executive, and a founding board member of the ADHD Coaches Organization. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, co-author of the popular books, Fidget to Focus and 365 Ways to succeed with ADHD, and a founding member of the San Diego–based coaching and consulting company, Focus For Effectiveness, LLC. She applies her strong management and executive skills, combined with her broad knowledge of ADHD and coaching, to help develop and guide the ACO.
Terri Gantt—Membership Services Chair
Terri Gantt began coaching in 2011 while completing her coach training through the ADD Coach Academy. Having experienced difficulty finding a local coach, Terri packed her bags and headed to the annual CHADD conference to see if ADHD coaches really existed. What she discovered was a group of professionals comfortable with openly expressing differing viewpoints yet sharing a common passion for helping others achieve fulfillment through a fascinating process of discovery. It was the tipping point that prompted her career transition into ADHD coaching.
Terri brings the ACO over 20 years of experience with a Fortune 100 company. The majority of her career was as a operations manager with accountability for strategic planning, staff development, global process integration, regulatory compliance, process improvement and project management.
As Membership Services Chair, I envision strengthening the partnership between the ACO and it’s members by highlighting benefits, promoting participation and interacting with members to ensure the ACO continues to deliver the highest possible value in support of our coaching community.
Terri Reinhard — Secretary
ADDCA – ADD Coach Academy - Basic and Advanced Training - Organization Specialist for the Chronically Disorganized Phoenix Strategies - Conflict Management Coach Training, Basic and Advanced Mediation training, Transformative Mediation Theory and Practice.
Terri has advanced professional coach training through ADDCA, ADD Coach Academy, the first ADD/ADHD coach training program to earn the Accredited Coach Training Program, ACTP, designation from the ICF, International Coach Federation, the governing body for the coaching profession. Conflict Coach Training as well as Mediation Training through Phoenix Strategies School of Collaboration, Approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Education Private Occupations School Board!
My goal as Secretary is to advance awareness of the ACO by performing my duties to the best of my ability and being involved in spreading the word of hope to the ADD community.Read more about Terri here.
Abigial Wurf — Volunteer Engagement Chair
Abigail Wurf, M.Ed, CLC, works with people affected by ADHD or with executive function issues in a coaching or consulting capacities. She conducts workshops and speaking presentations on executive function issues such as productivity, planning, prioritizing, goal setting, time management, task initiation, emotional regulation, focus, meta-cognition, working memory, response inhibition and flexibility/shift. Abigail’s work also includes presentations on ADHD, specific executive functions or theories of executive functions, invisible disabilities, resiliency and motivation. She her training in life, ADHD, ADHD couple and creativity coaching has been with Lynn Meinke, Lisa Kramer, Dr. Jeanne Erikson, Tina Elliot, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Russell Colver, Melissa Orlov, Dr. Ned Hallowell, Sue Hallowell and Eric Maisel. In her first profession as a dancer, choreographer and teacher, she toured with a professional dance company and co-founded and ran a performing arts studio. Abigail holds a Master’s degree in Education and is currently on the ICF PCC credential path. She is Volunteer Engagement Chair on the board of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), as well as a member of CHADD, ADDA and the ICF. “As the ACO Volunteer Engagement Chair my goals are to facilitate participation of members in building the ACO and moving it forward and to insure they have a positive experience in their volunteer work.”Read more about Abigail here.
Dr. Tamara Rosier — Research Committee Chair
Dr. Tamara Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a public speaker and a high school teacher. All of her previous positions led her to this conclusion — she loves working with individuals helping them become more effective in their communication and performance. Today, she is a passionate Leadership and ADHD Coach who facilitates positive change in the lives of others. She helps her clients with ADHD develop more confidence, smoother communication, closer relationships, and increased academic or work success.
The Research Committee regularly presents summaries of relevant studies to the ACO community in order to both provide members with the latest ADHD and coaching research. The Research Committee continues to support the ADHD coaching community by fostering additional research on the efficacy of ADHD coaching. In addition, this committee looks for opportunities to collaborate with other groups, research facilities, and funding sources.Read more about Tamara here.