Board of Advisors


Warren Farrell, PhD

Dr. Warren Farrell’s books, in 15 languages, include Why Men Are The Way They Are, and Women Can't Hear What Men Don’t Say (on couples’ communication). His Father and Child Reunion documents fathers' importance; Why Men Earn More facilitates women's careers; and The Myth of Male Power exposes male powerlessness. His forthcoming Boys to Men is with John Gray. Dr. Farrell has two daughters. He lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.


Gordon Finley, PhD

Gordon E. Finley received a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Antioch College and a Ph.D. in Social Relations from Harvard University. He currently is Professor of Psychology at Florida International University and previously taught at the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto, and California at Berkeley. His research and writings focus on fatherhood, divorce, family law reform, and the status of boys and men in contemporary society. A book is under contract with Wiley-Blackwell titled Fatherhood and Psychology. Recent research and scholarly publications are listed at:


Dennis Gouws, PhD

Dr. Dennis Gouws is an Associate Professor at Springfield College and a Lecturer at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His research and teaching interests include masculinities, Victorian literature, and the male-positive education of men and boys. He has published essays on men's issues and is writing a book on masculinities in George Eliot's novels.


David Greene

David Greene is a former high school teacher, advisor, and coach of 38 years at Stevenson, Woodlands and Scarsdale High Schools. Presently he works for Fordham University as a mentor to Teach for Americans in NYC schools, as a consultant to schools wishing to offer or currently offering an experiential learning program for seniors called WISE. Also an assistant high school football coach, Mr. Greene has been actively involved his entire life in the education of young men and the movement to improve their education.


Eoin Hahessy

An Irish Journalist.


Ron Henry, Esq.

Ronald K. Henry is the President of the Men's Health Network, a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving quality of life and to reducing premature death and disability among men and boys. The Men's Health Network works with men and boys and with the women who love them to provide education, support and services across a broad spectrum of needs at each stage of life.


Ned Holstein, MD

Founder of Fathers and Families.


Paul Nathanson, PhD

Dr. Paul Nathanson has a BA (art history); BTh (Christian theology); MLS (library service); MA (Religious Studies: Judaism and Islam); and PhD (Religious Studies: Religion and Secularity). His interest in the close but often hidden relation between religion and popular culture led to Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (State University of New York Press, 1991) and many articles on similar productions. A researcher at McGill University’s Faculty of Religious Studies, he and Katherine Young write about relations between men and women in connection with the "secular religion" of ideological feminism. McGill-Queen’s University Press has published Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture (2001); Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination against Men (2006); and Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man (2010). The final volume will be Transcending Misandry: From Feminist Ideology to Intersexual Dialogue.


Michele Potlow

Michele Potlow is a Certified Public Accountant with over 35 years experience. Retired in January 2010 from the Ford Foundation where she worked as Deputy Director Financial Services. Responsibilities included Financial Statements, Tax Returns and management of the accounting department including overseas offices. Michele was responsible for developing a payroll package for tax equalization that integrated with twenty overseas offices. Prior experience included working in the public accounting field.


Arnold Robbins, MD

Dr. Robbins, a renowned Psychiatrist and therapist, specializes in brief and long-term therapy, addictions, men's health and forsenic psychotherapy. Receiving his degree from Tulane University, he was a teaching fellow in Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. He has held distinguished positions including Medical Director at the Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry, Director of the Psychiatric Residency Program at Neponset Health Center, Dorchester, MA, a lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Clinical and Medical Director of Mystic Valley Mental Health Center, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Boston University Medical School and Co-chair, Constitution & By-laws Committee, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. His honors include 2009 Clinician of the Year from the Massachusetts Medical Society, Distinguished Life Fellow from the American Psychiatric Association, the President's National Medical Advisory Council, and is on the Board of Directors of American Mental Health Affiliation with Israel. Dr. Robbins was cited for Loyal and Dedicated Service to the Harvard Community Health Plan and the Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Contributions in the Training of Probation Officers. He received the Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Developmentally Disabled, and the Distinguished Service Award from The Massachusetts Medical Society.


Malina Savale

Malina Saval is the author of The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw, Emotional World of Male Teens. Her essays and articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Glamour, LA Weekly, the Jerusalem Post, Flaunt and Variety. Her work is also included in the anthology Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction from Today's Best Writers and Teachers. Saval has been a featured guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation, and PBS' The Tavis Smiley Show. She holds a BA in English from Cornell University and an MFA in Screenwriting from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. You can read more about her at


Christina Hoff Sommers, PhD

Dr. Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC. Before joining the institute, she was a professor of Philosophy at Clark University where she specialized in moral theory. Her academic articles have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Philosophy and the New England Journal of Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic, and The American. Dr. Sommers is the editor of Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, still a leading college ethics textbook, and she is the author of two well-known books, Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys. The latter, The New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2000. Her most recent book, co-authored with the institute colleague Sally Satel, is One Nation Under Therapy. She has lectured and taken part in debates at more than 100 college campuses.


Lionel Tiger, PhD

Lionel Tiger was Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University where he was on faculty for 40 years. His first book was Men in Groups in 1969 and a more recent one on the gender issue is The Decline of Males (2000). He speaks and publishes widely on sociosexual topics and has over decades been an advisor and commentator on related matters.


Peg Tyre

Journalist and writer Peg Tyre is a prize-winning investigative reporter and the author of the widely praised book The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Parents & Educators Must Do (Crown 2008) which became a New York Times best seller and won the prestigious Books For A Better Life award in 2009. Tyre spent two decades in journalism, writing for Newsweek, the New York Times, The Oprah Magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review. She spent three years as an on-air correspondent for CNN. She was part of a group of reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize. She was twice nominated for a National Magazine Award (the magazine industry equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) received two Clarion Awards as well as sharing the Overseas Press Club Ed Cunningham Prize for magazine feature writing. She was also honored by the Education Writers Association. She has discussed her stories on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Anderson Cooper and NPR. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Emory and the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. She has given the keynote address at national education events and spoken at corporate conferences. She is frequently asked to conduct teacher training at public and private schools around the nation. Currently, she is a Spencer Research Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is at work on another book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, novelist and television writer Peter Blauner and their two sons.


Katherine Young, PhD

Dr. Katherine Young is James McGill Professor in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Professor Young's areas of expertise are Eastern religions and gender.

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