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Parents need reliable information and it can be difficult to determine who and what is a trustworthy source on the Internet.  Partners In Parenting Consulting LLC has team of experts to ensure that credibility so families can be assured that they are accessing current and accurate information.


Whitney Frisch, Educator, Certified Career and Life Coach

Whitney Frisch is an accomplished and knowledgeable educator and school administrator with over 20 years of experience in providing quality educational experiences for children and adults. She has a Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Minnesota State University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin. Whitney is also a Certified Career and Life Coach specializing in individualized career planning services.

Dr. Angela Busch, MD, PhD

Dr. Angela Thompson-Busch is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1995 after completing a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Michigan in 1991. She is board-certified in pediatrics and has special interests in hematology/oncology, adolescent gynecology, and ADHD/autism.

Dr. Gerry Foo, LP, PhD

Dr. Gerry Foo is a licensed psychologist with a PhD in clinical and developmental psychology from the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota. In his practice, Psychological Solutions for Children and Adolescents, he provides cognitive behavior therapy for individuals and families. His primary areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression related to stress in high-achieving individuals.

Linda Keene, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys 

Linda Keene provides vision and leadership to one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the nation, serving more than 40,000 girls. Ms. Keene holds an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and a BA from Boston University School of Management,

from which she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in May 1999. She has served held senior-level marketing positions with Scholastic Inc., American Express, Pillsbury, and Gillette. She has also been recognized as a top corporate achiever by Essence, Ebony, and Black Enterprise.  


Jim Gilbert, Consulting Naturalist

Jim Gilbert is a consulting naturalist for WCCO Radio, coauthor of the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar, author of four books and writer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune nature column. Jim previously served as Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and taught the Environmental Studies Program at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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