At Invenio, we are nothing without our supporters. From toymakers to super-fans to child development experts, you are the foundation we rest upon.
To ensure we have the most useful and accurate information on child rearing, development, toys and playtime, we have prescribed ourselves a healthy diet of expertise. Our advisors are not compensated — instead, they simply believe in lending us their expertise for the greater good of children everywhere.
We are pleased to welcome the following members of our Advisory Board.
Nancy Chen is an entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of Warming Concepts. Nancy has 15 years of general management experience, having overseen new product development, strategy and merchandising for iconic brands such as Gap Baby, Old Navy Baby and Gap Kids.
A mother of two children, Nancy is a volunteer and Board Member for one of the largest mothers groups in the country.
Dr. Rebecca Cortes
University of Washington
Rebecca Cortes is currently at the University of Washington where she is an instructor and the advisor for the Early Childhood Leadership certificate program in Professional and Continuing Education. Her research focuses on the role of parents and teachers in the developmental integration of young children's emotion understanding and cognitive processes.
In addition to her research interests, Dr. Cortes is actively involved in several early learning efforts in Washington state and is a co-developer of Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies®, an evidence-based preschool curriculum aimed at enhancing children's social and emotional competence.
Non-Public Agency Autism Project
Millicent Goldstein has been working with children and families for over 40 years as a child development specialist and educator. She is currently the Lead Behavioral Interventionist at a Non-Public Agency specializing in autism.
Ms. Goldstein has served as a parent educator, teacher (both in the public and private sectors), director of an early childhood center, child development specialist and educational therapist. She also started her own school, and has spent the last seven years specifically working with families struggling with autism. Ms. Goldstein is a credentialed K-8 teacher and has completed masters level courses in Special Education with a specialization in Educational Therapy.
Dr. Michael Kubalik
Dr. Michael Kubalik practices pediatric medicine in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Kubalik studied Integrative Biology with a minor in Education at the University of California at Berkeley before attending medical school at Albany Medical College and completing his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital in Oakland, CA.
A father, Dr. Kubalik has also performed research at Stanford University in the area of childhood obesity prevention.
Keepsy, Lima Bear Press
Peter Weck is a successful entrepreneur who has been starting, running, advising and investing in business for over 15 years. Mr. Weck co-founded a technology start-up that was sold to Netscape (later sold to AOL) and later co-founded and was CTO of Simply Hired, the world's largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network.
More recently, Mr. Weck co-founded and is CEO of StoryJumper, a service that lets anyone create and illustrate children's stories. He is also co-founder and CEO of Keepsy, which allows users to quickly create photo books, calendars and albums from their photos -- both child related and beyond. He is also an author with Lima Bear Press, a creator of imaginative children's stories and a company that he started with his father.
A father to three daughters, Mr. Weck is is on the board of the Menlo Park Library Foundation.