Deborah McNelis, MS.ed, Panel Lead
Deborah McNelis is an early brain development specialist, award-winning author of “The Brain Development Series” and founder of Brain Insights. Passionate empowering parents with critical information and sensitive to their demanding schedules, she co-created a pocket / purse sized brain activity packet called “Naturally Developing Young Brains” and the “Love Your Baby” App. McNelis’ pioneering work is profiled regularly in a wide range of media platforms including radio shows, books and periodicals.
Committed to supporting collaborations among human development professionals in addition to working with parents, she is the author of the “Creating Great Connections” newsletter and founder of the Worldwide Brain Team. Her resume of presentations for professional conferences includes: The National Association for Early Childhood Education, The National Family Literacy Conference, The International Nanny Conference and keynotes for The Poverty Conference at the Medical College of WI. and the Helen Bader Foundation. She also conducts corporate workshops with clients ranging from Kohl’s to Kimberly Clark.