Richard Honigman, MD, F.A.A.P.
Chair of Research and Education Team
Richard Honigman, MD, F.A.A.P.

Dr. Richard Honigman F.A.A.P. is a general pediatrician with 30 years of private practice experience. His medical interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, healthcare administration, patient advocacy and pediatric hematology. He has served as a speaker for the Nassau Pediatric Society (NY) and participated in office-based clinical research. He attended NYU's Metropolitan Leadership Program and obtained his M.D. at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 1976. Recently, Dr. Honigman also graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Boston) Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program in 2013.

Moira Hennessey
PhD, MPH, Psychosocial Consultant
Moira Hennessey

Moira is a Psychologist and Public Health professional. Over the past 12 years, Moira has worked as a psychotherapist in New York, Boston and East Africa, focusing on trauma survivors and children and families. Her research interests include cross-cultural mental health, consequences of adversity, and resilience processes. Dr. Hennessey has consulted for numerous international organizations in humanitarian contexts throughout the world, providing assessment, training and program development in areas of child and adult mental health, community and gender-based violence, and public health. Throughout her work, she employs a strength-based approach to supporting individuals and communities. Dr. Hennessey holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University, and a MPH in global health and humanitarian studies from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Sharon Lickerman
Child Development Consultant
Sharon Lickerman

Sharon has been a Montessori educator sine 2000 and has guided children as well as their parents through development by providing education and support. She is currently Head of School at the Ressurection Episcopal Day School in New York City.  Having recived a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin and an M.A. in special education from NYU, she brings rich experience in child development from a social, emotional and intellectual perspective. Sharon has experience in different non-profit organizations whose shared purpose is to enrich and improve children's lives. She is a trained yoga instructor for both children and adults and is deeply dedicated to the growth, development and wellbeing of children.

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