ABOUT

MISSION

 

The Parent Venture is a leading provider of professional parent and community  education in Silicon Valley and beyond. Since 2006, we have reached over 90,000 attendees on critical issues-–mental health, digital media, substance use, college planning, and more--that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.

 

Through inclusive, high-quality presentations, workshops, and films, families acquire the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to support positive parenting practices.  

FOUNDERS

 

Charlene Margot, M.A., and Bev Hartman, M.A., became colleagues at Bing Nursery School, Department of Psychology, Stanford University. They share a deep commitment for children, families, and schools that motivates them to advance parent and community education. 

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CHARLENE MARGOT

Co-Founder and CEO

Charlene is co-founder and CEO of The Parent Venture and CSM Consulting, a consulting firm. Prior to establishing TPV, she founded The Parent Education Series, a provider of high-quality parent education in Silicon Valley and  beyond. Charlene  previously consulted for IBM in educational software design. 

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BEV HARTMAN

Co-Founder and COO

Bev is co-founder and COO of The Parent Venture. Previously, she was Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College. Also, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, an educator at Bing Nursery School, and founding director of The Bing Institute, an international learning center for parents and educators. 

BOARD MEMBERS

 
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CARRIE Du BOIS

Board Member

Carrie Du Bois has served as a school board trustee since 2005, and she is currently a member of the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees. She is a delegate to the California School Boards Association (CSBA), and a past president of the San Mateo County School Boards Association.

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ADVISORY COUNCIL

 
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BECKY BEACOM

Retired Health Education Manager, PAMF

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DONALD GRANT, JR., PhD

Author, Speaker, Educator Executive Director, Mindful Training Solutions

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ANA HOMAYOUN, MA

Author, Educator, Founder of Green Ivy Consulting and Luminaria Learning Solutions

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NED JOHNSON

Author, Speaker, Tutor Geek

Founder and CEO, PrepMatters

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MADELINE LEVINE,

PhD

Psychologist, Consultant, Educator, Author

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KAREN LI,

MD

 Director of School Health, 

Sequoia Healthcare District

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ERAN MAGEN,

PhD

CEO and Founder, Parenting for Humans, Early Alert

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TAYLOR MARGOT,

JD

Legal Advisor, CEO of Keys 

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WILLIAM STIXRUD,
PhD

Author, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor

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MARIE VIOLET

Director, Health & Wellness

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital

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LEAH WEISS,

PhD, MSW

Author, Co-Founder, Skylyte

Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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IRMA ZOEPF,

MBA, CDE

Founder and Principal, 

The Z Bridge, LLC