Board of Directors
Joyce Kubik – President
Joyce Kubik, B.A., CMC, earned her degrees in Psychology and Communications from Cleveland State University. She trained as an ADHD Coach through the American Coaching Association, and earned her Certified Masteries Coach certification from the International Association of Coaches. She designed the award-winning and first ADHD Coach study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders in March, 2010. She is the author of Unraveling ADHD (April 2013) and Plan For Success, a planning journal for students and adults. Prior to becoming an ADHD Coach, Joyce worked as a trainer in corporate offices and taught at a local community college. For 20 years she served on many state and district boards in Ohio for an international women’s organization. She brings her organization and time management skills and program development ideas to the ACO. She has been a member of the ACO since 2008 and has served on the board as secretary, program chair, and 2013 conference chair.
“As President, my goal is to build a strong and responsive organization that offers our members a place to find the answers they need to become successful ADHD Coaches, and strengthen our relationships with other organizations that positively impact ACO in ways that bring more recognition and credibility to all our members.” – Joyce Kubik
Learn more about Joyce Kubik at: www.bridgetosuccess.net
Dr. Tamara Rosier – President-Elect
Dr. Tamara Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a national public speaker, and an ADD/ADHD coach. She received her Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Leadership. While in higher education, she taught courses in educational psychology, worked with other professor’s to develop their teaching, and researched topics in the areas of metacognition, cognitive dissonance, social intelligence. As a co-founder of Acorn Leadership Consulting, Tamara has successfully worked with numerous companies, churches and nonprofit organizations to develop and facilitate leadership and organizational development. She coaches individuals as they enhance interpersonal effectiveness, increase social intelligence, capitalize strengths, and bridge performance gaps.
She applies her experience in higher education and coaching to her position as Research Chair on the ACO board. The committee she leads is comprised of other ACO coaches who are enthusiastically engaged with research. The committee serves ACO by providing research reviews for Circle, developing a research database of coaching resources, and supports the ongoing research of ADD/ADHD coaching.
“As the President-Elect, my goal is to work with my committee members to develop a research database of coaching resources and to design a research project that increases our understanding of ADHD coaching.” Tamara Rosier, PhD
Find out more about Tamara Rosier at: www.acornleadership.com
Christine Kotik – Treasurer
Through her work with children, parents, college students, and adults, Christine Kotik is a passionate advocate for individuals with ADHD. As the mother of four complex children, an adult woman living with ADHD, a former educator at a school for children who learn differently, and now an ADHD coach, she is continually immersed in an ADHD world which allows her to deeply identify with her clients’ experience!
She has dedicated herself to broadening the reach of ADHD education and advocacy through participation as the coordinator of Columbus, Ohio’s CHADD chapter and a licensed facilitator for CHADD’s Parent to Parent program. Christine is completing her ICF accreditation, receiving her coach training certifications from Coach Training Alliance and JST Coaching & Training. In her “first” previous life, Christine graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in accounting. She brings to the position of Treasurer, expertise in accounting and business practices gained in public accounting and as a corporate controller.
“My goal as treasurer is to ensure that that sound financial policies are being followed and that all ACO financial records are up to date and in compliance with all necessary statutes.” Christine Kotik
Terri Reinhard – Secretary
Terri Reinhard received her Advanced Professional ADHD Coach training through ADDCA in 2010, and is currently going through certification process. Her training and work branches out into Conflict Coaching, Addiction Recovery Coaching, and Mediation. Helping adults recognize their personal and professional potential is her passion. She has a background in serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations and has variously held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. She is an entrepreneur and has owned and operated businesses in the service industry in Colorado for many years. Her strengths include compassion, communication, collaboration, and organization.
“My goal as Secretary for the ACO is to advance awareness of the ACO by performing my duties to the best of my ability and being actively involved in spreading the word for hope to the ADHD community.” – Terri Reinhard
Learn more about Terri Reinhard at: www.calm-the-chaos.com
Lee Rozycki – Membership Chair
Half of Lee’s working career has been in the conventions and medical meetings department of a pharmaceutical company’s sales and marketing division. Apart from a two-year period of living in Spain, Lee’s latter half of her career has been involved in private and public education. She’s been a PTA President and just recently completed a term as an elected member of her town’s School Board of Education. She recently was appointed to her county’s Mental Health Board where she gains great insight to the various mental health programs managed by state agencies or non-profit organizations. It was through her family struggles with ADHD that she pursued ADHD coach training and graduated from ADD Coach Academy in 2012. Since then, she has been striving to build her coaching practice. She enjoys contributing innovative ideas and making connections to the world. Tasked with creating a marketing plan, she views this plan as ACO’s call to action in championing our mission.
“My goal as Chair of the ACO’s Membership Committee is to improve the user experience with our website; to build strategic alliances that will help connect those who want to receive ADHD Coaching to the ACO and its members, and to further the ACO’s goal of promoting ADHD Coaches and Coaching worldwide.” – Lee Rozycki
Find out more about Lee Rozycki at: www.adhdcoachingadv.com
Robin Nordmeyer – Programs
Robin Nordmeyer has over twenty years of experience helping herself and others with the challenges of ADHD. Robin is passionate about personal and professional development. She loves working with adults, parents and children. Her goal is to help them focus on their strengths and what is right in their life, to understand their own AD/HD, and learn their own unique ways for managing what gets in their way of moving forward to experience more joy, success and a greater quality of life. She has worked with others around their careers, their education, their sense of self, and their family life. She loves working with coaches and has co-developed an annual business intensive program to help other coaches launch and build a sustaining practice.
Robin completed her Life Coach Training through Adler Graduate School and ADHD Coach Training courses through Mentor Coach, JST Coaching and Coach Approach for Organizers. She has conducted numerous trainings as a Certified Parent to Parent Trainer for CHADD since 2008. She is in her fourth year of actively coaching, and currently pursuing her ICF and PAAC credentials. Robin has served as Programs Chair for two consecutive terms with her ICF Minnesota Chapter, and, with Katherine Jahnke, she Co-Chaired the 2014 ACO Conference. She served as Special Events Chair for two consecutive years for the ICF Midwest Regional Conference.
“As Programs Chair for ACO, Robin’s goal is to draw on her past experience to implement new opportunities for ACO members to receive ongoing training, continuing education and support for both new and experienced coaches.” – Robin Nordmeyer
Learn more about Robin Nordmeyer at: www.livingwellwithadhd.com
DeShawn Wert, Kirsten Milliken, & Nancy Bean – Conference Co-Chairs
DeShawn Wert learned that ADHD can affect adults as well as children when she was diagnosed with the disorder late in life. “It allowed me to recognize and develop my own action plan and leverage my strengths,” she says. It also inspired her to become an expert, book contributor, and presenter in this field. DeShawn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education from Purdue University, her Master of Education degree in curriculum design and her administrative certification from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed her ADHD coach training through JST Coaching & Training for children, teens and young adults. A resident of Indiana, she works with clients all over the globe using her guiding principles of it’s “Your brain. Your terms. Your life.”
“As an ACO International Conference Chair, I’m committed to helping grow the profession and getting the ADHD Coaching model out to the masses! I think ADHD coaching is one of the best kept secrets out there… in terms of effectiveness especially with those with ADHD who are willing to take action! .” – DeShawn Wert
Find out more about DeShawn Wert at: www.youraddanswers.com
Dr. Kirsten Milliken is a dynamic and unique clinical psychologist who lives and works in the Portland Maine area. Yes, she has ADHD! Kirsten has used her insight and knowledge of ADHD to develop her playful style as well as her companies, ADHD Executive coaching and PlayDHD. Kirsten espouses that Play is the best non medication intervention for people with ADHD. While Kirsten works with all age ranges, she focuses on working primarily with adults in her practice. Kirsten earned her degrees and training from SUNY Stony Brook, Alliant University, and ADDCA. She is an ICF certified Coach and is trained as an ADHD Career Services Specialty Coach.
“As one of three Chairs for the 2016 ACO conference, it is my intention to bring a broader awareness of ADHD Coaching to professionals in a variety of fields. I want our conference to be inspirational, educational and phenomenally fun! An experience that everyone will be talking about and taking action on in their personal and professional lives long after the conference ends.” – Dr. Kirsten Milliken
Nancy Bean, of SIMPLIFY by DESIGN, is a professional organizer, designer and coach who believes that there is often a powerful relationship between the condition of our environment and that of the life we lead. She is passionate about supporting those who are ready to make changes that increase the effectiveness of their lives and their spaces, personally and professionally. Years of management experience with Nordstrom and REI enhanced her innate ability to work well with people. (Growing up in a family of 10 children helped, too.) As a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers, she experienced an increased awareness of ADHD, it’s prevalence and associated shame. As a past member of The Institute on Chronic Disorganization, she learned of ADDA and ADHD coaching. In 2009, she received her ADHD coach training, beginning and advanced, through ADDCA and joined the ACO shortly after.
“As one of the 2016 International Conference Chairs, I am committed to increasing awareness of ADHD and the ACO’s membership on a grand scale. We will combine forces to create a memorable and inspirational experience that builds on those of the past.” – Nancy Bean
Lisa Boester – ADHD Awareness Chair
Lisa is a business professional with a background in financial services, sales management, advertising, and marketing. Becoming diagnosed with inattentive ADHD in adulthood has informed Lisa’s coaching wisdom as much as her professional training. Her experience as a wife, mother, highly sensitive person and career professional give her a unique perspective into the lives of her clients and their pursuit of a fulfilling life of balance and accomplishment. These experiences have fueled her passion for educating the world about ADHD so that everyone affected by it can experience and enjoy their own accomplishments.
“As the ACO ADHD Awareness Committee Chair, my goal is to equip our coaches to become community leaders for ADHD Awareness. As ADHD Awareness presentations, they will provide information and resources leading to greater awareness. This is accomplished through the use of ADHD Awareness planning tools, professional presentation materials, support and training.” – Lisa Boester
Find out more about Lisa Boester at: www.artoflifeindy.com
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 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.” – Abigail Wurf
Find out more about Abigail Wurf at: www.abigailwurf.com
Jenna Knight – Marketing and PR Chair
Jenna Knight holds a Bachelors of Science in Urban Studies from Worcester State University and a Certificate in Human Services from Quinsigamond Community College. She didn’t understand she had ADHD until she turned twenty-eight, which meant a big part of her life was spent believing she was somehow “not quite with it”. When she was growing up she wanted to be the best at everything she did, no matter what it took, and now she brings that commitment to spreading the word about the ACO and ADHD Coaching.
Find out more about Jenna Knight at: www.neverdefeatedcoaching.net