Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., is the founder of the Center for Resilient Leadership. Her Resilient Mindset Model, which draws on the latest research in neurology, psychology and education, has been applied to areas of leadership from parenting to corporate management. Dr. Volpitta is co-author of the book The Resilience Formula: A Guide to proactive–Not Reactive-Parenting and co-creator of the Nametags Education Program. In all of her work, Dr. Volpitta provides practical strategies and numerous ways to apply the model.

Dr. Volpitta holds Board positions for One Revolution Foundation and Kids Helping Kids , both of which develop resilience in youth. She is a Founding Member and Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, the number 1 parenting group on LinkedIn. She is an expert for Understood.org, has authored several articles, received a grant from the Department of Education, and has given presentations at numerous professional conferences.

Dr. Volpitta is a former classroom teacher and administrator with experience in both general and special education. She holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University.