Faculty & Staff

Program Trainers
  • Danica Joan Fields, MEd, DDiv
    Executive Director/Author
    Phone:   863-686-1221
    Email:     info@academy-training.com

    Before entering the field of education in January of 2005, as an adjunct instructor at Southwest Florida College, Danica’s background started 20 years ago in television production and web technologies. She started her career as a producer/scriptwriter of the nationally award-winning adventure travel show, Outdoor News Network which aired on TNN and various worldwide syndicates. That led to other shows which include World of Horses, Outdoors Across America and Petsville USA. In 1996, led by a heart for teaching, Danica co-created a children’s show for PBS called Whiskers’ Outdoor World.

    As a multifaceted creative, Danica holds degrees in Web Design, a BFA in Digital Design and an M.Ed in Instructional Technology. And, is a Florida state certified instructor in Computer Science and Art K-12. She is a member of the Advertising Federation and has won Addys for her print and video work with Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, and web commercials for clients such as BIC USA, Colliers Intl and University of Phoenix.

    Danica has spent that last few years teaching computer technology, video production and fine art at the elementary school level. She is currently working with non-profit organizations and school systems as a technology advisor and instructor to improve current programs to better serve the local community.
    Among her charitable causes is a feature-length grass roots documentary project which will serve to generate a conversation in the community affected by hostile aggressive parenting tactics. Family harmony is her passion. It is Danica’s goal to use this piece to unite common advocacy groups sprinkled throughout central Florida to develop one powerful voice under the umbrella of a Florida chapter of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization.
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    Education:
    • DD - Universal Life Monastary
    • MEd - Instructional Technology American Intercontinental University
    • BFA - Digital Design American Intercontinental University
    • WebDesign Diploma- Florida Career Institute
    • AA - Hillsborough Community College
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Certified Anger Management Specialist- NAMA
    • Certified Advanced Driving Improvement
    • Certified K-12 Educator - Florida DOE
    • DCF Certified Co-Parenting Instructor
    • Downtown Lakeland Partnership member
    • Anger Management Specialist- NAMA
    • American Probation and Parole Association
    • Circuit 10 Guardian Ad Litem
    • Cicuit 10 Domestic Violence Task Force member
    • Circuit 10 Partners In Crisis Community Consortium member
    Services Provided:
    • Public Speaker
    • Corporate Trainer
    • Individual and Group Trainings
    • Court Ordered and Elective Traffic Courses
    • Court Ordered Co-Parenting Classes
    • Court Ordered and Elective Anger Management Courses
    • Court Ordered Domestic Violence Courses
    • Supervised Visitation
    • Supervised Child Exchange
    Visit website
  • Novella Williams
    Corporate Training

    Novella Williams is a business entrepreneur facilitating daily tele-classes while managing a very select coaching clientele. Her current lifestyle allows the opportunity to travel wherever she is needed. She leads workshops and seminars on expanding prosperity consciousness in the U.S. and abroad.

    She has served as the Executive Director of Healing Thru Arts and brought a wealth of experience to her role. She has been an empowerment coach for Disney’s Central Shops, worked with the Mayor’s Office in Orlando as part of a diversity team and led leadership and management programs for Landmark Education. She was a leader for the End Violence Program which brings that same transformational education into the prison system. In her global commitment, her unique organizational skills had been an exceptional asset. She has led hands-on skill-building workshops for post-Apartheid, South Africa, collaborated to bring nutritional information to the under-served of Bolivia, and was a critical key in the building of a medical center in Roatan, Honduras where she lived for 2 years.

    She has a strong commitment to be of service and produce extraordinary results while empowering others to do the same. As an Empowerment Coach she holds her clients rigorously accountable for the words that come out of their mouths. One of her favorite quotes was delivered by Henry Ford. “Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.”

    Specialties:-organizational structures
    -clear concise communication geared to elicit the best from others.
    -strategic implementation
    -Team management and Leadership
    -Diversity
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    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Landmark Education SELP Leader
    Services Provided:
    • Staff Trainer in Self Empowerment
    • Corporate Facilitator
  • Mark Roseman, PhD
    Founder, the Toby Center

    Dr. Roseman is founder and President/CEO of the Toby Center for Family Transitions, a comprehensive family service agency based in Florida and centered around the needs of families when parents choose to separate. The Toby Center genesis began during Roseman’s doctoral research and work with single, separated, divorced and never married parents. He found child outcomes are maximized when multiple social, therapeutic and court services can be provided through a single agency. The Center is becoming a national model for serving the divorcing population and offers its services at locations in Florida, Louisiana, and Massachusetts.

    An educator, Dr. Roseman has worked with children and parents since 1998 when he served as an advocate for joint custody and served with David L. Levy, Esq, President Emeritus of the Children’s Rights Council (CRC) in Washington, DC. In 2002-2008, Roseman served as Assistant Director for Child Access Services for the CRC developing training for supervised visitation and opening visitation locations in metro DC.

    Roseman frequently quotes America’s foremost pioneer in child psychiatry, Dr. Karl Menninger who stated that “What children see at home, they will do to society.” The Toby Center philosophy is that through assisting parents to be more confident and satisfied, their children will have a better opportunity to thrive.

    Roseman, a certified family mediator (FL) is a specialist in high conflict divorce, parental alienation, co-parenting and is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). He writes for the Huffington Post Online, and was published in 400 newspapers nationally when a columnist (Family Matters) for the Knight Ridder Tribune Syndicate (2002-05). He earned his Ph.D. in Family Studies from the Union Institute & University.
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    Education:
    • Ph.D., Family Studies, Union Institute & University
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Family Mediator
    • Parent Coordinator
    • Family Life Educator
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
    • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
    • Clearing House on Supervised Visitation
    • Supervised Visitation Network (SVN)
    Services Provided:
    • Family Mediation
    • Supervised Visitation
    • Parent Coordination
    • Divorce Consultations
    • Coaching
    Visit website
Casselberry/Orlando Classroom
  • Karen Hays
    Director of Education

    A junior at Rollins College with academy interest aimed at leadership and learning, Karen's undergraduate degree with be in Organizational Behavior and her participation in the 3/2 program will provide a Master's Degree in Business Administration in the Spring of 2017.

    A recent course inspired a dream to offer a supportive environment, life skills and "tiny home" ownership to foster children while attending a local college. Her attendance this summer at numerous sessions offered by the Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center at Rollins will help guide the creation of a non-profit organization called Arbor Path.

    Joining Karen in this grand adventure are daughter Melissa, a graduate of Calvin College, and her very supportive husband, Mitch. With her teaching role at Florida Court Ordered for anger management, co-parenting and traffic classes and volunteering at Northland Church, her life is blissfully complete.
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    Education:
    • BA- Organizational Behavior, Rollins College
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Florida Providers for Traffic Safety- Member
    • Certified Traffic School Instructor
    Services Provided:
    • Advanced Driver Improvement Instruction
    • Basic Driver Improvement Instruction
    • Traffic Laws & Substance Abuse Instruction
    • DCF Co-Parenting Instruction
  • Melissa Hays
    Certified Instructor

    Services Provided:
    • Co-Parenting Classes
    • Traffic Offender Classes
  • Rebecca Harfst, AA
    Certified Monitor

    I am a trained visitation monitor for the Toby Center. I love to work with children and their parents because I want to assure them that they will be able to move forward from a very stressful time. I have personal experience with going through stressful situations between parents. A very positive person, I want to help both the kids and parents through these stressful situations and help them understand that there is someone there on their side to support them in this journey.

    I am a very fun loving, outgoing person and I love kids. I have a sibling with special needs and I am currently going to school for early childhood education. I love to work with children and I want to help by teaching kids and helping them along the way. My hobbies are going to the pool, taking out my little brother to the park and babysitting.
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    Services Provided:
    • Supervised Visitation Monitor
  • Robin Murray, AA
    Enrollment Coordinator/Regional Program Director

    Robin is the Executive Administrative Assistant for Kids Need Both and the Central Florida Coordinator for The Toby Center Visitation Programs. She has previous experience as an intern facilitator of life skills classes with Orange County Corrections as well as criminal background screenings for employment. She possesses an Associate’s Degree in Crime Scene Technology and a certificate in Computer Related Crime Investigations. She is looking to continue her education with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. When not working with Kids Need Both and The Toby Center, she is involved with her son’s school serving on the parents Board of Directors.

    She currently answers all of our incoming calls and schedules appointments for our locations in Casselberry, Lakeland and Temple Terrace for classes provided by Kids Need Both. She also processes the phone intakes for individuals looking for information regarding services provided by The Toby Center. She also provides clerical support for both non-profits.
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    Services Provided:
    • Lifeskills Evaluator
    • Enrollment Coordination
    • Administrative Assistance
Lakeland/Plant City Classroom
  • Kelly Ford, BA
    Lifeskills/Parenting Instructor

    Education:
    • BA Psychology
  • Nancy Carter, RN
    Facilitator/Certified Monitor

    Childhood for most people is the shortest time of their lives. It should be filled with growth and development both body and mind without the worries and stresses of adulthood. Having the love, protection and guidance of both parents should be a birthright. Also as an individual, children have the right to the best journey through life they choose. Children should never have to choose between parents and parents should never use their children as pawns for their own selfish desires or to punish the other parent. Unfortunately, in our imperfect society, parental divorce is all too common with painful consequences born by all parties. Normal growth and development for a child is most often derailed by the divorce process, with consequences born throughout a lifetime.

    I choose to be a monitor for court ordered visitation to assist in minimizing the painful trauma of divorce on innocent children. It is our responsibility as adults, to protect our most precious assets, our children and our future society.
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    Education:
    • Registered Nurse
    Services Provided:
    • Supervised Visitation Monitor
    • Lifeskills Facilitator
Temple Terrace/Tampa Classroom
  • Lora Beth Horton, BSW
    Certified Instructor/Monitor

    Lora has a Bachelors in Social Work from USF and is working on a Masters Degree. She has first hand experience in dealing with children of divorce and homelessness.
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    Education:
    • BSW- University of South Florida
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • National Association of Social Workers
    Services Provided:
    • Co-Parenting Instructor
    • Lifeskills Facilitator
    • Supervised Visitation Monitor
  • Marsha Lewis, M.Ed
    Lifeskills Instructor

    Teacher
    New Springs - Tampa, FL - August 2014 to Present
    Responsibilities
    Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate instruction. Accommodate various learning preferences using
    appropriate instructional technology. Use research and evaluation methodologies to conduct intervention in
    order to improve learning outcome.
    Accomplishments
    We had a successful academic year. Each student demonstrated academic competence in all areas. Students'
    academic performance improved and their social and behavioral skills were enhanced.
    Skills Used
    Learner analysis, communication, program evaluation, interpersonal management, research, and technology
    integration.
    Instructional Designer (Intern)
    University of South Florida -College of Health - Tampa, FL - May 2014 to November 2014
    Description: Designed and developed instruction using Articulate Storyline along with other software
    enhancement tools. Analyzed and evaluated the accessibility and usability of instruction embedded on Canvas.
    Consulted with clients (SME's) to research and develop appropriate content for instruction.
    Senior Teacher
    Ministry of Education, Jamaica - Slipe Leased Primary - January 2011 to August 2013
    Description: Designed, developed, implemented, assessed, and evaluated instruction. Supervised teachers;
    vetted lesson plans weekly and provided feedback and support when necessary. Assisted the Principal in the
    general operations of the school environment. Managed the cafeteria and related financial accounts. Organized
    mentorship activities for new teachers. Planned and organized special events such as Graduation and Fair.
    Represented the school at national and regional workshops, seminars, and conferences.
    Classroom Teacher
    Ministry of Education, Jamaica - Slipe Leased Primary - September 2007 to December 2010
    Description: Designed, developed, implemented, assessed, and evaluated instruction. Conducted additional
    learning sessions to prepare students for national examinations. Provided technical support to the Principal.
    Trained students to participate in national festival competitions.
    News Presenter/ Editor (Part-time)
    PACE Television - June 2005 to August 2007
    Description: Researched, edited, and presented news material (text & video) for television broadcasts.
    Correspondent Writer (Part-time)
    Teen Herald - September 2001 to May 2005
    Description: Wrote opinionated articles about social and political issues.
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    Education:
    • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology University of Tampa 2013 to 2014
    • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction University of Tampa 2012 to 2013
    • B.Ed in Elementary Education College for Leadership & Theological Development 2009 to 2010
    • Diploma in Elementary Education Bethlehem Moravian College 2004 to 2007
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