Barry B. Gelston, M.Ed.
GHF Board President
Barry Gelston has an M.Ed. in mathematics education and an undergraduate degree in psychology. Mr. Gelston specializes in working internationally as a private educator for gifted home learners. As an activist, Barry leads GHF with the goal of empowering the gifted community to collaborate to ensure that the learning needs of each gifted person is met. “Our community is filled with brilliant professionals, passionate and engaged families, and most of the tools necessary to help each gifted person engage in the love of learning.”
Celi Trépanier, M.Ed.
GHF Board Director – Editorial
Celi Trépanier, M.Ed., is a writer and the author of the GHF Press book, Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling. Celi also serves on The G Word Film Advisory Board and is a Certified SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator. After receiving her B. S. from Loyola University in New Orleans and her M.Ed. from the University of Louisiana, Celi has taught in public and private schools, and homeschool co-ops in Louisiana Alabama, Iowa and Ontario, Canada.
GHF Dialogue – Editor-in-Chief, Webmaster
Nikki Hegstrom had worked in web development for nearly twenty years when she decided to finally go back to school to finish her degree. Her prerequisites were geared towards psychology and neurobiology, but she realized it was time to pursue her love of words and language as a writer and editor. Nikki came to GHF during a frantic search for resources after deciding to homeschool her 2e son. And, in typical fashion, it was her son that led to her own late-in-life diagnosis of being 2e/ADHD. She’s now working on a collection of essays about the experience.
Christiane Wells, PhD
GHF Dialogue Research – Editor-in-Chief
Christiane Wells, PhD, is the Director of Qualitative Research at the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development. She studies Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration and its implications for development across the lifespan. Her other research interests include parenting stress, qualitative methods, and the social and emotional development of gifted individuals. She works as a consultant with parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children in Colorado.