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Our panel of experts has decades of experience helping all types of parents- parents just like you. When you call, text or chat with PAL, one of our team members, best suited for your questions or concerns, will respond armed with years of research, experience and empathy.

April from PAL

April Kendrick, Ph.D

Parent Resource Specialist

April is the director of PAL. Her expertise includes infant and early childhood education, specifically focusing on family relationships, blended families and co-parenting.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

Amy from PAL

Amy Walker

Parent Resource Specialist

Amy has been a parent resource specialist for the Parenting Assistance Line for 10 years. Her expertise is in early childhood development and education.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Leslie Guy

Parent Resource Specialist

Leslie is a parent services coordinator and has worked with PAL for more than three years. Her expertise is in early childhood education, with an emphasis on early childhood literacy.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Rene McNeal

Parent Resource Specialist

Rene has been an on-call parent resource specialist for 10 years. She has experience working with children at all levels of education, from early childhood to high school. She is also a mom of two sets of twins.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Nanette Sue Glaus

Parent Resource Specialist

Nanette has been a parent resource specialist since 2013, and have been involved with the Child Development Resource Center since 2011. She specializes in trauma counseling, including child abuse prevention and chemical dependency.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Leigh Pate

Parent Resource Specialist

Leigh is a child development specialist. She has worked with the Parenting Assistance Line for 10 years. Her expertise includes infants and toddlers, early intervention, Hispanic families and special needs.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Erin Billings

Parent Resource Specialist

Erin has been an on-call parent resource specialist since 2011. She has taught for 11 years in early childhood and elementary education.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Shannon Gray

Parent Resource Specialist

Shannon has been an on-call parent resource specialist since 2007. She primarily works with moms, grandmothers and blended families.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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Toni Fields

Parent Resource Specialist

Toni has been a parent resource specialist for 11 years. She specializes in early childhood development.


(866) 962-3030

pal@ches.ua.edu

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