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Your Teen Media has the tremendous benefit of a community of advisors. Each advisor brings wisdom and generosity to Your Teen and helps us continue to grow personally and professionally.

Advisory Board

Elise Ellick
Teen Counselor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth
Elise Ellick is the Teen Counselor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at MetroHealth in Cleveland, Ohio. Elise serves on the Bioethics committee at MetroHealth and lectures on, “The Issues We Face In Adolescent Medicine” at Case Western Reserve University.
Lauren Rich Fine, CFA
Partner at Gries Financial
Toby Maloney
Angel Investor
Toby is a lifelong media junkie and Airedale aficionado. He and his wife Melanie were the angel investors for mental_floss. Since selling it in 2011, he spends most of his time helping startup companies grow their businesses.
Heather Rhoades
Owner of
Heather Rhoades is the founder and owner of, one of the largest gardening advice websites on the Internet. Heather is also mother to 5 children, wife to an adoring husband, and owner of a beautiful, old Victorian home in Bedford, Ohio.
Julian Peskin, MD
Cleveland Clinic staff member, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beachwood Family Health Center
Sylvia Rimm, PhD
Psychologist, Director of Family Achievement Clinic, Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Michael Ritter, CPA
Retired Partner and National Director, Ernst & Young LLP
Ellen Rome, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, Head, Center for Adolescent Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Chris Seper
Digital media entrepreneur who started
Sonni Kwon Senkfor
MBA, University of Chicago. Independent Consultant. Facilitator with The WIT Group and MAC Consulting
Amy Speidel
Certified Parent Coach at Senders Parenting Center
Steven Wexberg, MD
Community Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Beachwood Family Health Center
Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED
Clinical Director and co-founder of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders
Lee Zapis
Principal in Zapis Capital Group and former president of Zapis Communications