Partners and Resources

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make,” Jake Goodall

The following experts and organizations support Concord Promise and Turning Life On. Our partners help us create and organize resources and suggestions, consult with us and many are available to speak in your community. Aren’t we lucky!?

To inquire about becoming a partner, complete this form. We will be in touch!

Looking for a speaker to come to your community, reach out and we can make some suggestions.

Away for the Day, an initiative from the makers of the film "Screenagers"

Be Well Be Here, a non-profit mindful wellness collaborative dedicated to co-creating personalized practices through supportive experiential learning with Lara Wilson, MA, GCMS.

Galilee Carlisle, MEd., Public Health Advocate, has done 10 years of research and education on the impacts of digital technology on human health and behavior. She offers presentations, classes and workshops and is also available to help individual families create Media Management Plans. You can contact her at:

Nancy Carlsson-Paige, EdD, Author, Speaker, Founder Defending the Early Years, Professor Emerita, Lesley University

Emily Cherkin, MEd., Consultant and Founder, The Screentime Consultant

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an international non-profit organization founded in 2013 to understand and address compelling questions regarding media’s impact on child development through interdisciplinary dialogue, public information, and rigorous, objective research bridging the medical, neuroscientific, social science, public health, education and academic communities.

This website is hugely valuable. the research is summarized and the suggestions are backed by the top medical professionals in the world.

Joe Clement and Matt Miles, Veteran Teacher and Author of Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse is Making Our Kids Dumber

Elizabeth Englander, PhD, Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

Richard Freed, Ph.D., psychologist, speaker, and author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age.

Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD, Psychiatrist, founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health, Author (Driven toe Distraction), International speaker, former faculty of the Harvard Medical School.

Nancy Hamilton - LookUp Podcast

Melanie Hempe, RN, Families Managing Media 

Jean Kilbourne, Pioneering Activist, Speaker and Writer.

Rachel Kramer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Concord, MA

Susan Linn, EdD, Research Associate Boston Children's Hospital and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Founding Director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, 2000-2015, Author. She is an international expert on the impact of media and marketing on children.

Robert C. MacDougall, Professor of Media Studies, Communication Department, Coordinator of Video Game Studies Concentration, Curry College, Author. 

Jenifer Joy Madden, Health Journalist, Parent Educator, Tech Hygienist, Child Advocate, Founder, The Durable Human

Sarah Mandel, R.N., L.C.S.W., Individual and Couples Psychotherapist, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist

Sharon Maxwell, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Author

Alan Meyer, MD, Pediatrician Boston Medical Center with over 40 years experience, Emeritus Professor, Boston University

Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., Susan Reynolds and Nancy Hamilton

Meghan Owenz, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University, and Adam Owenz,

Anthony Rao, PhD, nationally-known expert in child psychology, author (The Way of Boys).

Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT, CEO Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy Inc. and Zone’in Programs Inc.. Pediatric Occupational therapist, biologist, international speaker and author of “Virtual Child.”

Joni Siani, M.Ed. Psychology, Media and Digital Literacy Education, Author, Filmmaker, Consultant

Kaiwei Tang, Cofounder, Lightphone