Our Board of Directors

George W. Anderson (Andy)

Andy has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry in Ohio and California. Andy began his career as an auditor with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG). He has also served in senior financial management positions in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, High Tech, and Distribution industries.

Andy’s experience also includes start-ups and turnaround situations and involvement with mergers and acquisitions. In addition to Child Proof Advice, Andy’s non-profit experience includes serving on finance committees for two Central Ohio churches.

Andy is the proud father of two children and grandfather to two very active toddlers.  Child injury prevention is very important to him.

 

Non-Profit Experience

  • New Albany United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio
  • Westerville Christian Church, Columbus, Ohio
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer for Goodwill, Columbus, Ohio

Education

  • B.S., Major in Accounting (Honors Program) – Ohio State University
  • M.B.A., Major in Finance – University of California, Berkeley
  • CPA (non-practicing license) – State of Ohio 

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Financial Executives International

Samahita Ghosh Chatterjee (Sam)

Sam arrived in the United States from India in 2016, after her marriage to Rishi Ghosh.

Volunteer experience in the U.S. is as a Business Manager with Child Proof Advice where she applied her M.B.A. accomplishments to the creation of a Business Plan for the organization.

After completing the Business Plan, Sam continued as a volunteer with Child Proof Advice assuming additional responsibilities including creating a website Blog and managing Social Media communications.

She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Sam’s contributions and accomplishments with Child Proof Advice evolved into an invitation to join the Board of Directors where she serves as Assistant Secretary.

Karla Randle-Jackson

Karla contributes to Child Proof Advice as a mother, grandmother and seasoned educator with 30+ years of Early Childhood Education experience.   She has been a Certified Teacher for private and public educational environments and an elementary classroom teacher. 

Karla is also an approved professional development trainer for the Department of Human Services early childhood programs where she implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy.  She has assisted in developing student-led after-school tutoring programs to teach under-privileged students, mentored and trained 10+ academic coaches on successful teaching strategies during tutoring instruction while also tutoring struggling, average and advanced students in all subjects.  Karla has also collaborated with a team of faculty to develop weekly professional and educational goals. 

Continuing her contributions to the education of children, Karla partnered with a fellow educator in creating an educational services company, MasterMinds Educational Services.  For students in grades K-12, this effort became a Tennessee State educational services provider.

Karla is also experienced in public relations and marketing for self-publishing literary works.

A wife to Michael for 25 years, she brings to Child Proof Advice her family expertise as a mother of three adult children and a first-time grandmother of a one year old. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, gardening and traveling wherever there’s a beach.

Non Profit Experience

Collaboration with a team of child therapists led to the development of Memphis Kids Konnected, a support group for kids whose parent, sibling, or family member has been diagnosed with cancer or who has passed away from the disease.

Families Matter is a Memphis, TN ministry that strives to promote healthy relationships and families with a mission to increase the number of healthy, loving and caring families through a community – wide movement. 

Karla served as an Educational Consultant where she worked with teachers and students utilizing the Connections: Relationships & Marriage Curriculum.

Karla also co-facilitated a program for young girls with Girls. Inc in collaboration with Families Matter.  (  http://familiesmattermemphis.org/  )

Education

Master of Arts:  National Louis University, Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science:  Illinois State University, Sociology

 

Poonam Mehta

Poonam has four years of experience in the financial services industry as a Financial Analyst with a leading investment bank in Charlotte, NC.  She has completed her Masters’ Degree in Commerce and also has her MBA in Finance.

Poonam moved to the USA in 2017 with her husband and four-year old daughter. Her first experience as a volunteer was as a Business Manager with Child Proof Advice where her contributions evolved into an invitation to join the Board of Directors.

As a first time mother, child safety is of particular importance to Poonam and her family.

 

Leigh Rainwater

A native of Texas, Leigh Rainwater received her graduate degree in counseling psychology from Boston University.

Upon returning to Austin, Texas, Leigh pursued her professional counseling career in a variety of settings including non-profit agencies, family child guidance centers, and ultimately, private practice.

Leigh also supervises Master’s level social workers and counselors and is a Texas Board approved supervisor for post Master’s level clinicians.

Additionally, she has facilitated numerous training programs for other professionals on topics such as leadership development, art therapy, grief and loss, cultural awareness, and group psychotherapy.

She has presented at professional conferences on working in collaborative teams in addition to obtaining advanced clinical training in creative therapies. Leigh has served on several non-profit boards including Ashera Project, a youth development project, Hill Country Play Therapy Association and the Austin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Leigh and her family moved to Charlotte, NC for cooler temperatures and easier access to Europe. She loves traveling the world, entertaining her menagerie of cats and a dog, running, attending weekend Farmer’s Markets and cooking nutritious meals for her husband, Patrick.

Sherena Samuel

Sherena is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 14 years of Nursing experience and has specialized in preventable, unintentional injuries to children. She currently practices in a busy health clinic in Fort Mill, SC.

A native of Dillon, SC, Sherena is now living in Charlotte NC with her husband, three-year-old daughter, and 11-year-old Yorkie. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography,
and music. 

As a first time mother and injury prevention professional, Sherena’s commitment to the objectives of Child Proof Advice is obvious.

 

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, University of Alabama (pending 05/2020)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, University of Cincinnati 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, Winston-Salem State University 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), Carolina’s College of Health Sciences

Memberships

  • North Carolina Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

Non-Profit Experience

  • Allegro Foundation – Student Mentor
  • Apron Patch, Inc. – Fundraising and Event Planning
  • College Student Mentor
  • Sharing Is Caring – Fundraising and Event Planning

 

Harry Sparks

Harry has over 25 years experience as an independent consultant, in public accounting with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, and RSM McGladrey. He also has been the Director of IT Audit for a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm with over 250 data centers worldwide and an IT Manager and Programmer in private industry. Harry has worked in manufacturing, insurance, retail, energy and higher education. In addition, Harry has conducted IT audits and AS 70 reviews.

Harry is the father of two daughters and grandfather to three.  Focusing on child safety is very important to him.

 

Non-Profit Experience

Past President of Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte (current Board member) and also former Board member of Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

School Board of the Parkway Consolidated School District in St. Louis County, Missouri

Board of Directors for Kids in the Middle, a St. Louis agency helping children deal with divorce or the loss of a parent

Education

  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • B,S, Brown University

Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Vidal-Phelan is an exceptional Pediatrician with over fifteen years of clinical experience.  She is a resident of  the Central Pennsylvania area with her husband and two children.

Dr. Vidal-Phelan obtained her B.A. from Wellesley College and Doctor of Medicine from Rutgers. She completed her MBA from George Washington University. Her General Pediatrics Internship and Residency was completed at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Vidal-Phelan is a member of the American Medical Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is currently Vice President and Medical Director for the Care Centered Collaborative with the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Johanna watches over the care and safety of two teenagers and all of the children of her patient families.  As a committed Pediatrician, her professional focus is on safe and healthy children which she supports through activities with  organizations like Child Proof Advice.

Marjorie Wrenn

The Founder and President/CEO of Child Proof Advice, Marjorie graduated from college with a degree in Psychology and Management. Her professional experience crossed several industries including Sales, Management, and Human Resources.

Like many, she pursued various career directions until developing her own entrepreneurial dream became a driving passion.  A perpetual volunteer and always an advocate for children, Marjorie repeatedly found herself involved in community service activities centered around helping children. She knew it was personally important to draw upon this desire to protect our most valuable asset, our children.

The inspiration for Child Proof Advice was a perfect match incorporating her skills in Marketing, Management and Sales with a love for children. As a result a commitment was born to contribute back to society in a way not yet experienced; in a way offering a longer lasting benefit to others and a more meaningful reward for herself.

 

Non-Profit Experience

  • NC Center for Non-Profits – Member
  • Safe Kids Worldwide – Member
  • Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg – Member
  • Mecklenburg County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association – Member
  • Child Injury Prevention Alliance – Member
  • Lifetime Donor, American Red Cross
  • Host, Foreign Exchange Students

Education

  • B.S., Georgia State University
  • AHRG, University of North Carolina