Founder & CEO

Danica Joan Dockery, M.Ed

When Danica set out to change her world in 2001, she didn’t let anything discourage her. Immersed in a volatile divorce process, of over five years of court hearings, domestic violence accusations, investigations by child services, and psychological evaluations, Danica knew that her situation was a desperate one.

She endured rejection from her children, and being ostracized by her community. However, she never lost sight of what was at stake, which was her commitment to restoring her relationship with her children. During that time, she became familiar with Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), a syndrome in which a parent  alienates a child from the other parent through conscious and subconscious techniques, like brainwashing, in an attempt to denigrate the other parent and cut the child’s ties with her. This concept, introduced by Richard A. Gardner, in 1985, is often not recognized by judges, teachers, and other decision makers in a custody dispute.

Danica is a Certified Family Mediator with the Florida Supreme Court, a Guardian Ad Litem, the author of Florida’s Family Stabilization Parent Education Curriculum, a Personal Custody Coach and founder of Kids Need Both, Inc. She’s devoted her life to guiding families, through coaching, education and resources, to find workable, equitable, solutions to their custody conflicts. Her model includes educating professionals in the custody field, thus completing the circle of stakeholders, who will be empowered to find the best solutions for all. She continues to seek opportunities to collaborate with organizations that will support her model, and bring global healing to families.

Board of Directors / Advisory

Todd Schuelke

Todd founded Tampa Bay Management Services, Inc. twelve years ago, to help charities find fundraising methods that best fit their unique identity, and make the challenge of raising money easier. He is also co-founder and Board Chair, of Florida Families, Inc., a local non-profit community initiative that intervenes from outside the family court system. He first encountered the family court system while going through his own divorce, with children. This troubling experience motivated him to dedicate his life to helping families avoid the far-reaching problems brought about by adversarial family courts.

Dawn Endria McCarty

Dawn brings over 20 years’ experience in the information and cyber security field to her own company, Securing Everything. She is an international speaker, an associate producer of the “Erasing Family” Documentary, the Chair for the National Parents Organization of Florida, and a Guardian ad Litem. Dawn brings the perspective of a surviving adult child of divorce or separation, in high conflict cases. Her mantra is that “Parents may get a divorce; children do not divorce their parents!” She is an advocate for the voice of children around the world, who have had a parent erased. Her mission is to educate parents and other interested parties of the importance that children maintain as close to equal access with both of their parents as possible.

Caroline Rena

Caroline is a Spiritual Life Leadership Coach and a Healing Consultant for those who have experienced Alienation/Emotional Cutoff. A Spiritual Entrepreneur at heart, Caroline Rena works with women who struggle in their lives with the sense that they are giving themselves away to others and losing who they are. She facilitates healing in a safe space, through grief work, offering wisdom and compassion so they can reclaim their power and truth, and find their mission, purpose and meaning in their lives. She is interviewed in the “Erasing Family” Documentary, telling her story of how she reunited with her son. As Co-Founder of Indivinity Productions and Indivinity Music with Noel Neu, she uses music as part of healing grief, trauma and other mental health issues and challenges. Caroline also served in the US Army for eight years and was honorably discharged as a Captain.

Noel Neu, MS, LMHC

Noel Neu, MS, LMHC is a Conscious Awareness Coach and Licensed Psychotherapist, with 15 years extensive experience. He works with adults and adolescents who have been through trauma, addiction, codependency and behavioral issues. He also works with family systems to help improve conscious healing outcomes during marital difficulties and divorce. He is co-founder, with Caroline Rena, of Indivinity Productions and Indivinity Music, where he has fused his career as a psychotherapist with music, helping people to connect through self-reflection, to heal the mind, body, spirit, heart, and soul, and discover who they really are.

April Bourgeois

April is a Guardian ad Litem, an Integrative and Trauma Focused Wellness Life Coach, Somatic Healer, and Yoga instructor whose mantra is “meet me on the mat where you’re at’. She meets with her clients in person and/or virtually, from a lens of compassion, and reminds them who they are and how to connect to their inner power. April has a passion for our military, veterans, first responders, educators, and supports Art 420 LLC and cannabis inspired healing. She has lived internationally, raised and homeschooled her four children alone for 20+ years fulfilling the roles of homeschool consultant, parent-child conflict resolver, and mind-body-spirit homeostatic balancer.

Nathan Benamoz

At 21, Nathan managed vehicle deliveries at Tesla for the entire state of Florida, the largest delivery region outside of California. He was a top performer, on track to advance rapidly, with an assured successful corporate career, but opted to burn this boat to pursue his dreams. Having closed this door, Nathan opened another one, where he discovered and cultivated his talent, in marketing and media. He’s been employed by, and managed business development projects, in industries including finance, healthcare and personal development. His work with Kids Need Both is helping us get clear on our message, our infrastructure, and is designing our innovative media platforms.

Joan Morfesy Davies Briand

Joan Morfesy Davies Briand is a professor in the Business Management department at Polk State College, Speech Communication Instructor at South Florida State College and Speech Communication Adjunct Instructor at Hillsborough Community College.