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Shelley Karpel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Serving Boulder, Colorado and the North Denver Metro area
Helping children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD achieve their potential through Executive Function Skill Coaching while supporting parents in the process.
Shelley Karpel,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Shelley has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years. She founded Access to Achieve after developing and successfully implementing Executive Function strategies for her son with ADHD.  She worked through the school system, in a constructive manner, to get his needs met.  She also coordinated with other professionals who were involved. Shelley deeply understood these struggles from a personal perspective and had used her professional expertise to help her son.  She passionately desired to help others and started working with students and families as an Executive Function Coach and Case Manager.  During that time she built skills and implemented personalized compensation strategies for students at school and at home. She worked with parents to support their children's challenges. Shelley soon found that there was a great need for this service and in order to accommodate the many requests for help, she joined with other professionals to develop a team of Executive Function Coaches. She now shares this knowledge and methodology with these team members through on-going teaching and supervision. She speaks on Executive Function topics.
Terry is a retired Boulder Valley School District Special Education Teacher. She has successfully worked with families and kids with Autism, Asperger's, Learning and/or Emotional Difficulties, and Twice Exceptional students of all ages. Terry enjoys helping develop executive function skills and has great fervor for her work. Terry has lived with and supported people with ADHD most of her life, which is why she chose her career in special ed.  Both her brother and son were identified with ADHD by second grade.
Terry Snyder,
M.A. Special Education
Executive Function Coaches
Amy Mandlowitz,
M.B.A. Certified
Professional Educator 
with a specialization in
Gifted Education
Amy has worked in education for almost twenty years in both public and private schools.  As an elementary teacher specializing in instruction for the gifted and talented, Amy developed an expertise in supporting the asynchronous development of the twice-exceptional child.  Her warm caring nature allowed students to feel safe taking risks, both academically and emotionally.  She encourages students' explorations of their own learning styles in determining instructional strategy.

Donna worked as a Special Education Teacher K-12, as well as a Cognitive Retrainer for traumatically injured adolescents and adults for over 20 years.  She is excited to apply this variety of experiences and skills to work with students to maximize their executive functioning developments and increase their achievement at school and home.  Donna's interest and passion for supporting families also includes her volunteer work with the I Have A Dream Foundation, tutoring at the middle and high school level mentoring students and helping their families to navigate academic challenges.
Donna Werner,
M.A. Special Education
Melinda Younger,
B.A. General Education M.A. Diverse Learner with a specialization in Gifted Education
Melinda is a seasoned retired teacher.  She retired from Adams 12 School District in 2013.  She graduated with a BA in Elementary Education.  Her Master's Degree is in the Diverse Learner.  Her seasoning comes from doing a bit of everything in the educational field.  At one time she was a Preschool Director, private tutor k-12, taught grades 2-6, as well as the gifted for 15 years.  Melinda has 4 of her own children that she delights in everyday!  She loves to read, bike, nap and enjoy all that life has to offer.