Founder & CEO

Danica Joan Dockery, M.Ed

A dedicated educator, family mediator, and advocate for children and families, with over 20 years of experience in education, Danica has developed a passion for helping families navigate difficult situations and find the best possible outcomes for their children.

Danica holds a Master’s degree in Education from American Intercontinental University. She is a certified family mediator. In her work, Danica draws upon her extensive experience in education to help families navigate difficult situations and make informed decisions about their children’s futures.

She is the founder of Kids Need Both, an organization that provides resources and support to families navigating divorce and separation. Through her work with Kids Need Both, Danica has helped countless families find ways to co-parent effectively and minimize the impact of divorce on children.

In addition to her work with Kids Need Both, Danica is a sought-after trainer on issues related to divorce, co-parenting, and family mediation. She has presented at conferences and workshops across the country, and has been featured in numerous media outlets for her expertise and insights.

Danica is also the author of “A Happy Child Co-Parenting Course” a court order family stabilization course for parents who are navigating the challenges of co-parenting after a breakup. Her book is widely acclaimed for its practical advice and compassionate approach to helping families navigate this difficult time.

Danica’s passion for helping families extends beyond her work with Kids Need Both. She is also the co-creator of the platform, a collaborative community that provides education, support and resources to families through partnership with like minded organizations.

In all of her work, Danica is committed to helping families find hope, healing, and the best possible outcomes for their children. Her dedication to this mission has made her a trusted resource and advocate for families across the country.

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.