Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT CEO Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy Inc. and Zone’in Programs Inc.
Cris Rowan is a pediatric occupational therapist, biologist, renown author of the book “Virtual Child”, and international speaker passionate about changing the ways in which children use technology. Cris’s concept Balanced Technology Management urges more engagement in 4 critical factors for development and learning: movement, touch, human connection and nature. Citing over 300 research studies showing technology’s detrimental impact on children in four domains – physical, mental, social, and cognitive, Cris poses the question “Are the ways in which we are raising and educating children with technology sustainable”? Cris is CEO of Zone’in Programs Inc. offering workshops, programs, training, and consultation services to parents, health professionals, and educators world wide.
Julie Doan, RN and Family Advocate
Julie Doan is a registered nurse who has an interest in child development, neuroscience, and digital media addictions. She is married to Dr. Andrew Doan. Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan research digital media addictions and methods to help families thrive by overcoming digital media overuse. She and her husband founded Real Battle Ministries and have given talks around the world about the problems associated with digital media overuse. She is a highly-demanded speaker with near-perfect 5-star Verified Reviews®. Dr. Andrew & Julie Doan have over 95,000 followers on Facebook. They also have over 550,000 followers on their Christian Recovery Resource Facebook page where they evangelize, teach, and share about the consequences of excessive digital media use. Julie is the mother of two college students and one pre-teen girl. She is currently pursuing a career as a life coach.
Campers will have the incredible opportunity to sit under the teaching of world thought leaders and professionals in their fields. All of the teachers are Christians with strong convictions to help educate the youth of today about the battle over their minds. All of them have given a large part of their lives to this cause! It is an honor to partner with them in this adventure! Parents will receive their books upon registration!
Andrew Doan, MD, PhD
Dr. Doan is a recognized expert in digital media addictions. With a doctoral degree in neuroscience, his background in molecular neuroscience adds in-depth knowledge to the areas of Internet Addiction, Video Game Addiction, and Digital Media Addiction. Dr. Doan is the author of "Hooked on Games". Dr. Andrew Doan is a "doctor, doctor" - i.e. M.D. and Ph.D. - meaning that he was one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical scientist doctors. Every year the NIH provides funding for the training of medical scientists, M.D./Ph.D.'s. These medical scientists are comprised of about 200 students every year out of 16,000 medical students. They get paid to go through this eight year program to teach and do research. The goal is to train medical scientists and educators to teach and do research in medical schools and public settings. These medical scientists pick a clinical discipline as well as a basic science discipline. Dr. Doan chose ophthalmology as a clinical discipline, which compliments well with his interest in neuroscience. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins, the premier neuroscience training program in the world. He has had over 10 years of experience doing research on learning, memory, and brain development.
Dr. Doan has appeared on national TV and radio programs.
Christie Walsh - Director of Development for Real Battle Ministries
Christie Walsh is the Director of Development for Real Battle Ministries. She is a graduate of UCSD with a BA in Economics. As a Management Analyst for one of the largest healthcare providers in Southern California, she has found great satisfaction in finding solutions in healthcare delivery. After spending 10 years dedicated to studying the problems associated with digital media overuse and finding solutions for her family, she realized that this is an issue which is affecting the best and the brightest of our youth, is a worldwide phenomenon, spans every age group, and must be made known. Christie, together with Julie Doan and Real Battle Ministries, has developed curriculum to educate and empower people to help win the Real Battle of digital media overuse.
Opal Singleton - President and CEO of Million Kids
Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids and serves as the
Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside County Anti-Human
Trafficking Task Force. She has trained more than 250,000 government
and individual leaders about labor trafficking, child sex trafficking,
sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation. She often
appears on television and radio talk shows across the United States.
Opal is an Instructor at USC Price Safe Communities Institute and a
Co-Instructor at the USC School of Social Work for the Los Angeles Police
Department LEAD program. She is an Instructor at Los Angeles Fire
Leadership Training Academy and has served on the Peace Officers
Standardized Training panel to develop the training curriculum on human
trafficking for law enforcement for the State of California. She also sits on
the Board of Directors for Rapha House International in Cambodia,
Thailand and Haiti.
Opal is the author of “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers,”
and “Societal Shift: A world without borders… a home without walls”. She
hosts two weekly radio shows. KTIE 590 AM broadcasts “Exploited:
Crimes and Technology” throughout Southern California. “Exploited:
Crimes against Humanity” is a weekly global internet human exploitation
training program that broadcasts through Voice America to more than