Institute of Pediatric Sleep & Parenting Faculty

Violet Giannone, R.N.

I educate and empower sleep and parent consultants.

As a registered nurse and mom, I know the challenges of juggling work and family.

When I returned to my nursing career after having my first child, I wasn’t prepared for the constant tension I felt between being present with my patients and present with my family.

It seemed like I was constantly:

      • Shuffling my schedule to accommodate hospital shifts, newborn naps, and frequent feedings.
      • Wishing I could be in two places at once.
      • Struggling to choose between the two most fulfilling “jobs” I’ve ever had.

I was overwhelmed, uncertain, and just plain frustrated at the thought of having to choose one over the other.

Then I realized there was a third option… 

 

…one that would blend my passions, maximize my time, and allow me to make memories with my kids without sacrificing my meaningful work with new parents.

Becoming a sleep and parent consultant changed my life—and I created the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting because I believe it can change yours too.

What began with one program (the Sleep Consultant Certification) has quickly grown into an entire platform dedicated to helping people experience the freedom, flexibility, and fulfillment they desire.

You don’t have to feel torn between your work and your family. Let me show you how you can be the driven professional and devoted parent you’ve always wanted to be.

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Registered Nurse with 15+ years of experience in medical field

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Pediatric Sleep Consultant with 10+ years of experience

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Regional Representative, International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC)

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Approved Training Provider, International Association of Complementary Therapists (IICT)

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Professional Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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Curriculum Evaluation Committee Member, Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford (NAPH)

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Founder, Sleep, Baby, Sleep®

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Author, Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days

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Potty Training Consultant

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Founder, ReadytoPotty.com

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Author, Superstar Potty Training

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Author, The 3 Day Potty Plan™

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Special Needs Certification, International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

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Member, National Parenting Network (NPEN)

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Pediatric Sleep Expert, Tot Squad

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Pediatric Sleep Expert, Villyge

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Contributor to highly-acclaimed parenting magazines, books and websites, including Consumer Reports, Best in Baby Biz Moms, Moms Magazine, Care.com, OutAndAboutMom.com, Central Penn Parents, Baby Chick, Macaroni Kid, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and more.

The IPSP® Team

Our highly qualified and credentialed instructors are dedicated to your success.
Lisa Fernandes, OCT

Lisa Fernandes, OCT

Advisor & Instructor

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Experienced content manager and e-learning instructional designer

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Master's Degree in Education

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Master's Certificate in Adult Training and Development

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Certified teacher with 15 years of experience

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Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Sofia Konstantinopoulou MD, FAAP

Sofia Konstantinopoulou MD, FAAP

Advisor & Instructor

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Board Certified Pediatric Physician

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Certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and in Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Worked as an attending pulmonologist in the division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at CHOP

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Former Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine

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Author of several peer reviewed research publications and abstracts

Meyleen Velasquez DSW, LCSW

Meyleen Velasquez DSW, LCSW

Advisor & Instructor

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Doctorate's Degree in Social Work

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Child Therapist Supervisor

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Perinatal Mental Health Certified

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Infant Mental Health Specialist

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Member, National Association for Perinatal Social Workers

Melanie Pinet, RN, IBCLC

Melanie Pinet, RN, IBCLC

Advisor & Instructor

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Registered nurse with 18+ years experience

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International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

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Certified Sleep Consultant

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Mom of 3

Kelly Robson

Kelly Robson

Instructor

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20+ years consulting experience

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Safe With You Instructor (preventing SIDS, Abusive Head Trauma, and Child Abuse & Neglect)

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Certified Sign2Me Instructor

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Certified Happiest Baby Educator

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Certified Infant Massage Instructor

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Mom of 4

Gloria Young

Gloria Young

Advisor & Instructor

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Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner

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Newborn Care Specialist graduating from three distinguished programs

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Certified Sleep Consultant

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Certified Birth Doula and Lactation Consultant

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Potty Training Specialist

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Certified Parent, Life, and Business Coach

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Certified Reiki Master Teacher

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Mom of 4

Catherine Kerrigan

Catherine Kerrigan

Advisor

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Early Childhood Educator and Montessori Teacher

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Newborn Care Specialist

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Certified Sleep Consultant and Lactation Educator

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Postpartum Doula

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Mom of 6

Missy Yandow

Missy Yandow

Student Enrollment

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Degrees in Early Childhood Teacher Education, Child Life Psychology, and Child Development

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10+ years experience as a preschool teacher

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Certified Sleep Consultant

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Certified Potty Training Consultant

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Mom of 3

Slumber & Bloom

Mariana García Prince

Mariana García Prince

Spanish Student Support

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Fluent in Spanish and German

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Master's Degree in Science

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Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

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Technical skills include process planning and optimization, technical reporting, data evaluation and presentation

Julia Kim

Julia Kim

Korean Program Director

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Registered Nurse with 10+ years of experience working with mothers and babies and in OB-GYN in Canada and South Korea

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Certified Sleep Consultant

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Mom of 1

Nicole Torrence

Nicole Torrence

Advisor & Instructor

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Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development

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10+ years experience with babies, infants, and toddlers in a variety of settings

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Certified Sleep Consultant

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Mom of 1

Mary Jovelle Bautista

Mary Jovelle Bautista

Assistant/Social Media Management

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Registered Nurse

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Bachelor's Degree in Science

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Administrative Assistant

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Social Media Marketing and Management

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Mom of 3

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