OUR EXPERT TEAM

Dana Kay

YOUR ADHD HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, Dana is dedicated to helping other families that are impacted by ADHD. As a loving wife and mother, Dana has firsthand experience with healing her own son’s ADHD naturally and has made it her mission to help as many families across the world bring back peace and calm to their house, reduce their child’s ADHD symptoms naturally, help them thrive and achieve their personal best.

Martine Baynash

CHIEF THRIVE OFFICER (COO)

A Senior Learning and Development professional with over 20 years of experience in the corporate world. Leading the operations, administration and all training for ADHD Thrive Institute, Martine’s experience will ensure we are providing our families the most straightforward ways to strengthen knowledge of parents and children to manage their nutritional needs whilst also offering the greatest support and guidance. Martine also has first hand experience as she has taken her son through the same holistic natural solution journey as our clients.

Andrea Daigle

ADHD ENROLLMENT & LAB TESTING COACH (FDN-P)

Early childhood development educator and learning specialist specializing in numerous behavioral challenges, including ADHD and ODD. Andrea not only brings her professional expertise but her personal experience in achieving the same results as many of our clients with her own son who used to struggle with with ADHD, ODD, and emotional dysregulation.

Valerie Runyan

ADHD ENROLLMENT COACH

With a background centered around customer service in finance and workplace solutions, Valerie brings an attention to detail and empathetic approach to the ADHD Thrive Institute team. A lifelong passion for helping others, and interest in health and wellness, helps her meet the needs of our Thrive families. Her journey healing her own son’s ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, and emotional dysregulation naturally, provides a strong foundation and authenticity to understanding the struggles other families face.

Samantha Lewellen

ADHD ENROLLMENT COACH

With over 15 years of professional experience working with health organizations across the country and a degree in Biology and Chemistry, Samantha brings with her an extensive knowledge of science and the Healthcare industry to the ADHD Thrive Institute Team.  She is also a mother of 3 girls and has a passion for helping families affected by ADHD.

Natasha Hawthorn

ADHD LAB TESTING COACH (FDN-P)​

An FDN Practitioner with over 5 years of experience as a health coach and a small business owner, Natasha is skilled in interpreting labs, customizing diet, lifestyle, supplement protocols, and supporting clients through their healing journey. She is full of passion for her work and marvels at the body’s ability to naturally return to health by creating an environment conducive to healing. As a mother of two, who were challenging as young children and pre-teens, Natasha has a lot of empathy and compassion for families struggling with their children. Natasha is also a certified Pilates Instructor and a fitness professional, performer, and competitor. Her original career was in Medicinal Research Chemistry, and she has also worked as a sales rep for Vibrant America Clinical Labs by ADHD.

Wendy Berndt

ADHD LAB TESTING COACH (FDN-P)​

With over 17 years of experience reviewing high-cost medical claims and collaborating with employers on wellness strategies, Wendy has profound insight to the impact of poor lifestyle choices, medication, and toxic exposures. Her personal journey is interwoven with the difficulties her children faced – navigating ADHD, anxiety, impulse control, and emotional dysregulation.  After discovering the effects of toxic mold through the ADHD Thrive program, she became very passionate about helping others discover their own path to healing.  As an FDN-P, wife, and mother of three, Wendy personally understands the challenges parents face.  Her commitment extends beyond professional expertise; it’s a heartfelt dedication to make a difference in the lives of others.

Ashley Gobeil

CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST

A highly experienced therapist with over 15 years experience, Ashley has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Social Health & Counselling and a Masters of Social Work Qualifying. She has also completed a range of certifications on family therapy, developmental trauma, attachment theory, and more. Ashley works in a variety of contexts including childcare, schools, child and adolescent mental health, domestic and family violence, family divorce, and childhood trauma. She has specific experience with children who have been given the diagnoses of ADHD, ODD and learning difficulties. She also shares her knowledge with other professionals in the sector by running a variety of educational training programs.

Lindsey Bell

THRIVE CREATIVE OFFICER

As the author of two books and a contributor to multiple others, Lindsey brings her creativity and her writing and editing expertise to the ADHD Thrive Institute team. Not only does Lindsey have a passion for helping others affected by ADHD and other disorders, but she also has first hand experience as she has helped her own son work to heal his symptoms naturally.

Renee Guidry

ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST

With over 15 years of experience in Customer Service and Team Leadership, Renee’s expertise in  helping others and the ability to guide people from an empathetic perspective really shines within the team. Her strong interest in holistic health and wellbeing was amplified when she had a successful experience whilst participating in the ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids program with her own children and felt the desire to support the mission of ADHD Thrive Institute by joining the team.  

Debby Monaghan

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

With a professional background in exercise science and holistic health, Debby has always had a passion for helping others improve their wellness naturally. Most recently, when her daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease the journey with this autoimmune condition led her to recognize the importance of finding the root cause to symptoms and the need for support along the way. As well as a gift for recipe creation and inspiring people through social media. 

Kimberly Shelto

LAB TESTING ADMINISTRATOR

With a passion and dedication for helping others, Kimberly is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience who specialized in working  with children and families in both clinical behavioral health and managed care settings.  After working through the program with her daughter and experiencing so much success, she felt compelled to support ADHD Thrive Institute’s mission to reach as many families as possible.  

Nash Blackwood

THRIVE ADMINISTRATOR

As a third-year social work student at the Northern Caribbean University, Nash brings her ideology of a social worker and her first-hand knowledge and experience on the diverse aspects and alternative health approach to resolving problems associated with children and how challenges amongst them can result in dysfunctional family patterns.