Renee Goldberg, Ed.D., C.E.P.
Renee Goldberg, Ed.D., C.E.P., has spent more than 25 years in the field of education, and brings her skills, knowledge and compassion to educational consulting. She began her career as a public school teacher, and moved on to being a member of the faculty and staff at Clark University, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
She has consulted to a number of academic institutions including: Harvard University, Boston College, Bates College and Wheaton College. At Clark, she established and created support services for students with learning disabilities, one of the first of its kind at a select university. In addition, Dr. Goldberg has lectured throughout the country on services for students with learning disabilities and AD/HD.
Dr. Goldberg founded Educational Options, LLC in 1994, with a special interest in students with learning disabilities and students with AD/HD.
She is also an expert in educational assessment and remediation. She travels extensively visiting colleges, boarding schools and emotional growth programs in order to become more aware of changes and developments and in order to provide better service to her clients.
Dr. Goldberg received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate from Clark University. Dr. Goldberg is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She is also the former chair of the Special Needs Committee. She is also an Affiliate Member of The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).
Neil Kalt, Ph.D.
Dr. Kalt earned a doctoral degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Illinois. Subsequently, he taught at Baruch College and was an Associate Research Director and Director of Research at major advertising agencies. As president of Neil Kalt & Associates since 1982, he consulted with a broad range of Fortune 500 companies on new product development, brand positioning, brand imagery, advertising, packaging, and the naming of products. As a consultant, he moderated focus groups and conducted individual interviews on a large number of products and services. During this time, he also worked on a number of social issues, such as drinking and driving, education and the Internet, AIDS, radon in the water supply, corporate downsizing, safety at railroad crossings, and secondhand smoke. An analytic/creative thinker, he developed a number of innovative methodologies that generate more insightful findings and implications. Dr. Kalt has also written CAREER POWER!: A Blueprint for Getting the Job You Want. CAREER POWER! has a glittering track record. Written for graduating seniors, it’s been widely praised by Directors of Career Services, and nearly 250,000 copies have been sold – for example, to numerous colleges and universities; to companies such as Microsoft, NEC, Bank One, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; and to the state of Iowa and the District of Columbia. The reasons for the book’s popularity are not hard to understand. CAREER POWER! is short, it’s an easy read, and it’s packed with information that all kinds of students can really put their hands on and use. Dr. Kalt works with Dr. Renee Goldberg as an Educational Consultant.
Gay Jackson, R.N., BS
Gay Jackson, R.N., BS, has over 30 years experience working as a registered nurse and has spent over half of this as a certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse. She has had experience managing acute adolescent, child, and adult psychiatric inpatient and residential services. Gay has also worked in crisis intervention and triage in a local hospital. Over the past 9 years, she worked in an adolescent residential treatment center where she was the Admission Director and Associate Executive Director. From these experiences Gay has a unique understanding of the needs of troubled teens and young adults, their parents, and families. She has also acquired a great deal of knowledge about the appropriateness of placements in the various options available for treatment.
Gay is noted for her compassion and sensitivity in working with difficult situations that families face. She resides the Salt Lake City area with her family and travels extensively to therapeutic programs and schools. Gay will also meet with clients in programs as needed.