Our Team

A committed team of staff that will stop at nothing to help children with special needs.

With over 250 years of combined experience in the field of child brain development, our staff is here to coach and guide parents on their treatment plans for their children.

 

Representatives

Our amazing representatives are standing by to answer your questions about our parent training courses and home treatment plans. Contact them to learn more about Doman International's work and to get started.

 
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Wanda Zanghi

European Representative

Wanda has helped parents with children with special needs for over 15 years. She is responsible for informing parents about Doman International and how our programs can help rehabilitate their child with special needs.  She oversees enrollments to all courses presented by the staff around the world.

Wanda speaks English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese

+39 388 883 9308

Euregistrar@DomanInternational.org

 

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Jagjit Kaur

European Representative/Cognitive Development Staff Coach

Jagjit is our representative in Asia, India and the Middle East for Doman International, and has years of experience working with families of special needs children.  She also specializes in intellectual, speech, and cognitive development. 

Jagjit speaks English, Punjabi and Hindi 

+91 989 950 6768

Jagjit@DomanInternational.org
 

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Tatiana Naporova

Russian/CIS Country Representative 

Tatiana is our representative in Russia. She helps to enroll parents in our courses presented in Russia and other CIS countries. She also specializes in intellectual and cognitive development.

Tatiana speaks Russian and English 

+79 26 947 8071

 Ruregistrar@DomanInternational.org

Glenda Baca Hecksher

Latin American Representative  

Glenda Baca has been dedicated to the personal growth and wellbeing of couples, children and families for more than 20 years. She has years of personal experience with the implementation and execution of a Doman Method Program. She is the Director of the Royal program and the Latin American Representative of Doman International.

Glenda Speaks English and Spanish


+52 155 5967 1808

Glenda@DomanInternational.org

Our Executive Team

A committed team of staff comes from a variety of different backgrounds of study, and will stop at nothing to help children.  With many years of combined experience in the field of brain development, our staff is here to coach and guide parents on their rehabilitation plans for their children at home.

 
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Douglas Doman

Founder/Director of Expansion

As the leader of Doman International, Douglas is the primary teacher of parents, has authored Fit Baby, Smart Baby, Your Baby and How to Teach Your Baby to Swim. He is the world's foremost expert on childhood mobility, and is responsible for expanding our work around the world. He has worked with families to help their children with special needs for more than four decades. He is the son of Glenn Doman.

 
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Spencer Doman, M.Ed.

Chief Innovation Officer/Director of Cognitive Development 

Spencer creates and innovates new programs for child development. He holds a Masters in Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He teaches parents around the world about intellectual, cognitive, and speech development, and is in charge of all programs and training in this department. Spencer is Glenn Doman's grandson, and had the fortune to work with his grandfather and learn from him during the last seven years of his life.

https://www.facebook.com/SpencerSDoman/

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Rosalind Doman

CLINICAL DIRECTOR/QUALITY control director

Rosalind ensures that the families have the absolute best visit experience, oversees training of new staff, and is a lead instructor in teaching motor development for forty years. She was taught by Glenn Doman himself. She went on to have four children of her own, Marlowe, Spencer, Morgan and Noah doing a program with them. Rosalind is known for her years of expertise in child brain development combined with the practical knowledge of being a mother herself make her the best person to lead the entire clinical team. 

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Morgan Doman

Managing Director

Morgan oversees the day-to-day running of Doman International, ensuring that families are getting the best quality services at our parent training courses, at appointments and remotely. Morgan works to expand the reach of Doman International so parents from every continent on earth can be helped by the Doman Method. Morgan is Glenn Doman's granddaughter.

 

Clinical Team

 
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Melissa Doman

Director of Mobility Development/Director Health and Nutrition 

Melissa is in charge of all aspects of the programs pertaining to motor development for Doman International and helps with training new staff in this area. Melissa worked under Glenn Doman for the last seven years of his life.

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Marlene Marckwordt

Director of Respiratory Development 

Marlene is in charge of all aspects of Doman International's respiratory programs and oversees the implementation of customized dietary plans for our children. She has decades of experience in child brain development and trained directly under Glenn Doman.

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Susanna Horn

Cognitive Development Staff Coach

Susanna teaches all aspects of the intellectual program including social, cognitive and speech development. She speaks Italian and English and has the experience of over two decades working with us in teaching parents and helping families worldwide.

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Jordan Christian

Mobility Development Staff Coach


Jordan Christian has joined our team from New Zealand, studying alongside the Doman Team in the area of Physical Development. She studied Early Childhood Education and Teaching at Te Tari Puna Ora O Aotearoa in New Zealand. Jordan was drawn to the work of Glenn Doman by the holistic, integrative approach of the Doman Method that views the child and family as a whole, combining health, wellbeing and relationships to create the best environment possible for them to reach their full potential.

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Manuela Martini

Health and Nutrition Staff Coach

Having worked with our team for years to help families, Manuela coaches families on how to give their children the very best nutrition plan, and specializes in naturopathy (essential oils, Bach flower, and traditional Chinese remedies, etc.).

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Niyati Patel

Cognitive Development Staff Coach/Respiratory Development Staff Coach

Niyati is an Intellectual Department Programmer, she teaches our parents Social, Cognitive and Speech Development, along side Yoga Programs specifically designed for the wellbeing and needs of our children.

Niyati has a background in Social Anthropology is a certified Yoga instructor and has many years of experience working with children, families and parents, both in a Doman Method and Educational setting.

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Korinna Attanasio, DC

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC IN APPLIED KINESIOLOGY

Dr. Attanasio is a consulting chiropractor on our staff and helps with teaching our families specific techniques in Applied Kinesiology in order to promote better mobility.

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Natasha Lunkina

Respiratory Development Staff Coach

Natasha hails from Russia and has worked with our team for many years. She teaches the respiratory programs and coaches parents to teach their child effective respiration. With her degree in Education she has translated several of our books and information for parents from English to Russian.

Medical Team

 

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Dr. Aravind Bagade, Ayurveda

HEALTH AND NUTRITION STAFF COACH/MEDICAL CONSULTANT

Specializing in traditional ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Bagade helps to not only teach Nutrition Plans to our families, but he also recommends traditional ayuvedic treatments to promote health and wellness in all of our children.

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DR KARUPARTHY M.D.

MEDICAL CONSULTANT

Dr. KARUPARTHY is board certified anesthesiologist and double board certified interventional pain management specialist. He is also certified in medical acupuncture and certified practitioner of Ayurveda & Yoga. He is a published researcher and trained in multiple alternative modalities of yoga, Ayurveda and acupuncture for effective integration. After serving as faculty at university of Iowa carver school of medicine, he founded IPARCOA “Integrative Pain & Rejuvenation centers of America Inc.,”. 

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Dr. Elisabetta Di Pangrazio m.d.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR - EUROPE

Dr. Di Pangrazio is a doctor surgeon with a Master’s degree in Manual Medicine. She specializes in Rehabilitation Medicine. Her experience in Neuromotor Rehabilitation Therapy spans over 25 years.

 

Coordination Team

 
 
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Emma ESPERANZA

Clinical Manager

Being the primary point of contact for our families, Emma coordinates communication between the families and staff, receives all reports, and is in charge of overseeing the clinical schedule. She has years of experience working with families.

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Julee Mahon

Executive Assistant to Douglas Doman/Travel Manager 

Julee's love of movement brought her to Doman International. Julee is the personal assistant to Douglas Doman as well as the Travel Manager. She provides administrative assistance to Douglas as well as books and sets the finishing touches on all staff trips. Julee can be found working on her computer, or dancing!

 

Italian Adminsitrative Team

 

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Sara balestri

Administrative Assistant - Italy

Sara coordinates the accounts office and manages administrative documentation. She organizes our auditorium in Italy where conferences are held.

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Lucia Giorgi

Property Manager

She coordinates the organization and maintenance of our structure in Italy.
Lucia works at the Italian Institutes for over 28 years and is very available for the needs of families.

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Administrative Assistant/Spanish Translator

She collaborates in welcoming families and she is helper person in the adimistrative office. As a mother tongue translator accompanies Spanish-speaking parents towards the path to enrollment in our courses. She works at the Italian Institutes for over 13 years.