Ms. Lonsway has worked in the behavioral health field for the past 30 years. She has held leadership roles at behavioral health publishing companies. She has served on various non-profit boards on both national and local levels, including various boards connected with pre-school through high schools. Ms. Lonsway holds a Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University. She has coordinated over 100 conferences across the globe, providing a fantastic experience and strategies participants can begin using the day they leave a conference are her passions. Areas of expertise that Ms. Lonsway brings to IBPA are budgeting, marketing and programming. With experience in on-line learning, publishing newsletters and facilitating change in organizations, Ms. Lonsway enjoys working with non-profit boards to maximize the impact they make. She lives in Michigan with her two adult sons living nearby.
Amber Feldpausch is a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and earned an Associate Degree of Business in Hospitality and Tourism from Lansing Community College in 2005. She has worked as a Corporate, Leisure and Group travel agent with Classic Travel for three years and as the Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity of Michigan for eight years. Amber’s deep passion for helping others and working towards a cause brought her to the International Bullying Prevention Association.
Amber enjoys volunteering her time with her local community and parish. She resides in a small town with her husband Neil and three children Brianna, Noah and Selah.
Amber’s personal life vision is to live a life pleasing to God while inspiring others to do the same by living as a positive, considerate and prayerful steward.
Social Media Director
Julie McDaniel is a culture and climate consultant within the District and School Services Department of Oakland Schools. McDaniel’s focus is on student safety and well-being, specifically bullying prevention, restorative practices and trauma intervention. She is a certified trainer for Bully-Free Schools and an advanced certified trauma practitioner and trainer for the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. Julie is a former English Language Arts teacher at Brighton High School. She earned an Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Michigan and an Education Specialist degree from Oakland University. Julie holds a PhD in Education from the University of Michigan.
David Sharples designs IBPA’s materials from Australia which works out fantastic with the Michigan based team as they wake up to new projects being completed overnight! Blackball Designs is an integral part to IBPA’s work. David’s passion for design has helped move the association to a more branded look while continuing to customize every event. David’s portfolio can be found at blackballdesign.blogspot.com.au.
Web Developer & SEO Specialist
Harmonie began her career in the behavioral health field more than 20 years ago. She held Financial Controller and Operations Manager titles at a major behavioral health publishing company before becoming a pioneer of search engine marketing. Harmonie’s first love is developing strategic internet marketing solutions, beautiful and functional website designs, and unmatched SEO services. Her team realizes that not only is your website the face of your organization, but also an extremely powerful marketing tool. If potential customers can’t find you, then even the most elegant, useful, and professional website is useless. Harmonie is an expert at increasing the visibility of your website, your brand, including focusing on search engine rankings, user experience and ultimately conversions. Harmonie founded Ponder Consulting & Web Design in 2008, specifically to focus on delivering website development, SEO, hosting, and online marketing services, and is backed by a team of 7. Ponder Consulting & Web Design has been supporting IBPA’s online presence for the past 4 years, and is proud to be a piece of the puzzle, helping to build healthy schools. You can find her web portfolio here.