Who We Are
Jake Godfrey, Ph.D.
Jake and his family have lived in Chapel Hill since 2003. In addition to enjoying time with his family, Jake is an avid tennis player, trail runner, and general outdoor enthusiast.
Chris Weintrob, Ph.D.
Chris and his family settled in Durham in 2017, after many moves around the country and internationally. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and young son and is a committed sports and music enthusiast.
Don Stedman, Ph.D.
Dr. Don Stedman is a retired Psychologist and former Pediatric Psychologist at Duke University Medical Center, Director of Special Education, Associate Director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, and Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As Senior Advisor in the Center for Psychology and Education, Dr. Stedman has assisted in the development of Center training, research, consultation and outreach activities. Don is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and completed graduate studies in clinical and developmental psychology at the University of Rochester and at George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. His post doctoral work was at Sonoma State Hospital and Child Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
Don and his family have lived in the Triangle area since 1963.
Darcy Berger, M.Ed., CPLC
Mary Jo Barnett, M.Ed.
As founder of Pathways Education Planning, Mary Jo Barnett helps families find the most appropriate education support services, schools and mental health therapeutic placements available to meet each student’s unique needs. She partners with parents to recommend placements where students will be healthy, happy and challenged to do their very best. Mary Jo visits over 25 local and nation-wide schools and treatment programs yearly to bring an up-to-date quality analysis of the choices available. Her warm-hearted and knowledgeable expertise helps find solutions to complicated education planning questions.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Mary Jo earned her BA in Special Education/Child Development and her Masters in Counseling Psychology in Washington State and her Marriage Family Therapist training in Massachusetts. She has served students and families as a teacher, counselor, special needs consultant and family therapist specializing in adoption. Mary Jo and her husband are parents to three young adult children. They lived in several US cities before happily settling in Chapel Hill, NC in 1994.
Please contact Mary Jo at email@example.com or call 919-270-3739
Margaret Maternowski, M.S.Ed.
Her most important contribution has been serving as an Advocate for the many students she has worked with throughout the years. She has assisted families with children in elementary school through high school with varying disabilities. As an Advocate, she is committed to ensuring that every student receives the appropriate and required services, interventions, and remediation so they can find their pathway to being a productive, happy, and contributing member of the community at large. For most children, adolescents, and young adults, this can occur in a traditional school setting, whereas others require an environment that is clinically focused to provide opportunities for academic achievement as well as physical and mental health. In an effort to find appropriate opportunities and support for students, she has toured many local charter schools, private schools, and numerous other schools and therapeutic programs throughout NC and the United States.
Before moving to Chapel Hill, Margaret lived in Washington, DC, working as a law firm administrator for Steptoe and Johnson and in Baltimore, MD, working for the Baltimore County Schools as a special education teacher. She holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Duquesne University.
Margaret may be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 919-637-0019.