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A long shot - An international dinner

On behalf of the ACO Membership Services Team, a hearty thank you goes out to those members who traveled over oceans and across international boundaries to eat, drink, learn, and get acquainted with other ACO coaches at the 5th International ADHD Coaches Conference. What a pleasure it was to see your faces, share ideas across continents, and plan together for our future as ADHD coaches worldwide.

A few Board members coordinated with several international members to gather on Saturday evening and share a delightful dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, La Grotta. Robb Garrett, ACO president, Ose Schwab, treasurer, Andrew Madejczyk, technology, and Glen Hogard, ACO co-founder, all from the Continental U.S. hosted an excited and inspiring group of International members.

An International Shout-Out

In spite of miles traveled, sleep missed, and time change adjustments the following members brought their smiles, voices, and thoughts to us as we mingled happily together at the conference. We were happy to welcome the following members who represented eight countries across the globe:

  • Anna Maria Lindell, Sweden; Billi Bittan, Israel; Charlotte Hjorth, Denmark; Cordula Bredemeir, Germany; Eda Aydogan, Turkey; Mai-Ling Tien, China; Elizabeth Viera-Richard, Candace Taylor, Linda Walker, Catherine Bray, Kathryn Brownlow., Madeleine Cote, Janine Wright-Giustizia and Monika Pompetzki from Canada; and Ade Ola from Nigeria.

If I’ve missed the name of any member attending from outside the U.S….please let me know and I, personally will send you a separate and individual thank you.

In Addition, for all the New Members

Kay Axtel, Membership

We list our new professional and associate ACO members here to acknowledge the growing community of ADHD coaches and supporters.

Please take a moment and find one new member to personally welcome.

We’re a friendly bunch – look below for some of the people you may have met in Atlanta at the conference. All the following profiles should be listed in membership – and if your profile is not completely filled out, take this opportunity to login and complete yours. This is a membership privilege and it’s how clients find us!


Einat Berger, Haifa, Israel

Rebecca Daniels, Spencerport, NY

Carol Gignoux, Boston, MA

Jaime L. Faetche, Winston-Salem, NC

Amy Falk, North Reading, MA

Cindy Giardina, Wayne, NJ

Terri Reinhard, Colorado Springs, CO

Selma Ridgway, Atlanta, GA

Coco Stanback, Irvine, CA


Susanne Donovan, Rose Valley, PA

Ronda Duggan, Barkhamsted, CT

Lynn Griffis, Lexington, KY

Michael Frolichstein, Evanston, IL

Andrew Madejczyk, Northport, NY

Allen Maurer, Austin, TX

Kirsten Milliken, Portland, ME

Ann Shanahan, Chicago, IL

Joan Teach, PhD, Dunwoody, GA

Becky Zatezalo, Strongsville, OH

Exciting things are happening as we grow locally and expand globally. We thank you all for making this dream of an ADHD community a reality. Stay tuned for the next exciting steps as we move forward together in the International ADHD Coaches Organization.

Warmth and Gratitude,
Kay Axtell
Membership Services Chair, ACO