Advisory Board

Dr. Edward R.B. McCabe

With a long-term passion for the health and well being of children, Edward R.B. McCabe, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair of the UCLA Department of Pediatrics, and Physician-in-Chief of the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. He began his lifelong commitment to childhood development at the young age of 15 in pediatric research at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Since then, Dr. McCabe has established research centers and directed training programs at Baylor College of Medicine and UCLA dedicated to child health and development. He currently directs the Pediatric Research, Innovation and Mentoring Experience (PRIME) Program and the UCLA Child Health Research Career Development Award Program.

Dr. McCabe has held several leadership positions in the medical community, including president of the Western Society for Pediatric Research, and co-chair of the 1999 Newborn Screening Task Force sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. He currently is serving as president of the American Pediatric Society (May 2006-May 2007), was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine and was chosen as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. McCabe earned his Ph.D. and M.D. at the University of Southern California. He completed a pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota, and was a fellow and faculty member of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. McCabe served as chair of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing and chair of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society.

Dr. Todd Eller, Ph. D.

Dr. Eller has been working in educational psychology for the past 20 years. While attending graduate school at UCLA, he worked at the National Center for Evaluation. He founded the research group Best Practices that that received a license by the state government to treat and research autistic children.

Dr. Eller has trained school districts throughout the country, and has conducted hundreds of workshops for parents. Dr. Eller also taught graduate courses on behaviorism at UCLA, and recently taught professors on methodology at the Los Angeles College District. Throughout the years, Dr. Eller has appeared on national television and has just finished his book: TV or Not TV: What Every Parent Should Know.

Dr. Hartley Garfield

A respected authority on pediatrics, Dr. Hartley A. Garfield is a consultant in pediatrics and staff physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is also an associate professor in the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.

An accomplished author, Dr. Garfield has published several academic studies on topics ranging from the use of Hepatitis A vaccine in the office setting to evidence-based treatment of Otitis media at difference sites.

For several years, he has served as the president of one of the premier after hours pediatric clinics in Toronto.

Dr. Garfield is an active educator and has been awarded twice the Clerkship Teaching Award for Excellence in Pediatrics by the third year medical students at the University of Toronto. As a mentor, he has established an annual summer scholarship program for deserving second year medical students. In addition, he regularly gives lectures to family practitioners on the subject of the newer vaccines, which is one of his primary interests.

Earning his M.D. at the University of Toronto, Dr. Garfield completed his pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is currently both a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

Dr. Saul Greenberg

A respected authority on pediatrics, Dr. Saul Greenberg is community pediatrician, staff physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Greenberg began his career as a pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. For over 20 years, he has played an active role in the pediatric community, through his involvement in the committees and advisory groups such as the Education Committee for Pediatric Medicine and the Joint Advisory Committee of Child Psychiatry Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Immunization Committee for the province of Ontario. An accomplished author, Dr. Greenberg has published several works discussing behavioral problems and learning disorders in children. His passion and dedication has earned him numerous prestigious awards including the Marvin Gerstein Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and the Harry Bain Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. He has also made several TV and radio appearances discussing topics ranging from infant nutrition to respiratory infections. Dr. Greenberg is a member of the Ontario Association of Pediatricians, Ontario Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Earning his M.D. at the University of Toronto, Dr. Greenberg completed his pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children and was a fellow in the Department of Gastroenology at St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia.

Reveta Franklin Bowers

Reveta Bowers is an authority on early childhood education, bringing more than 40 years experience in this arena to BabyFirstTV. For the past 32 years, Bowers has served as Administrator and Head of School for The Center for Early Education in Los Angeles. Prior to this role, Bowers taught at the Center for Early Education and was an instructor at its College for Developmental Studies in addition to teaching in Los Angeles for five years.

Bowers received both her B.A. in humanities from the University of Southern California and M.A. in developmental psychology from The College of Developmental Studies. She is a current member of many educational boards including the Board of Governors for California Community Foundation; the Board of Directors for the Educational Records Bureau; the Board of Directors for the Brentwood School; and an Advisory Committee Member for the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University among many others. Bowers also is affiliated with the California and National Associations for the Education of Young Children and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, among others.

Dr. Richard C. Woolfson

Richard Woolfson, PhD. is an authority on child psychology, with a current practice working with children and their families. An acclaimed author, Dr. Woolfson has published more than nine books on child development and family life, which have been translated into multiple languages. A much sought-after expert on child psychology, Dr. Woolfson authors a weekly "Dilemmas" column in Scotland's leading daily newspaper, The Herald, addressing parenting problems and family issues. He also writes a monthly column in Practical Parenting, titled "What Your Baby Thinks," among regular contributions to many other magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Woolfson received his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a chartered educational psychologist.

Dr. Lynne M. Kenney

Dr. Lynne M. Kenney brings 12 years experience as a practicing psychologist to BabyFirstTV. Currently Dr. Kenney consults with parents and physicians on infant development, childhood issues, parenting competency, social skills and women's health. Her practicing philosophy emphasizes parental education through digital media platforms such as radio, television and online communities.

Prior to launching Real Time Moms, a multimedia franchise focused on improving family life, Dr. Kenney worked at the Melmed Center, a renowned developmental pediatric practice in Arizona, for twelve years. As a multidisciplinary team member her work focused on the clinical and forensic evaluation and treatment of children and adults. Her greatest joy was assessing patterns of development in infants and young children in order to help parents become more skillful and confident.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dr. Kenney earned her doctorate in psychology from Pepperdine University. She has advanced training in pediatric medical psychology and forensic psychology. Dr. Kenney resides in Southern California with her husband and two children.

Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento

Mary Ann LoFrumento, M.D. is an accomplished pediatrician with more than 20 years experience caring for children, guiding parents and educating new doctors in pediatric medicine. Among her many accolades while in private practice, Dr. LoFrumento was annually included in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area" and her peers twice elected her as one of the "Best Doctors in America" ('96 and '03). Dr. LoFrumento is currently an educator and attending physician at Goryeb's Children's Hospital in Morristown. She also regularly contributes to magazines and newspapers including, Parenting, Parents, Redbook, Newark Star Ledger and online sites such as Babytalk.com and BabyCenter.com. She appears on numerous radio and cable television shows, including her newest role as the weekly parenting expert for the COMCAST network's "Your Morning on CN8."

Dr. LoFrumento received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, Dr. LoFrumento launched Simply Parenting, a book and DVD series designed to end parents' anxiety and insecurity and bring parenting back to basics. Dr. LoFrumento, also referred to as "Dr. Mary Ann", has authored two books and produced the first two DVDs in the series.