Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., a Developmental Psychologist, graduated from Cornell University in 2002 and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, at Sesame Street Workshop, and at Mediakidz. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate Psychology courses at Cornell University, Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and is currently a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor at Marymount Manhattan College. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute from 2009-2010, and has served as a consultant for projects conducted by the Autism Seaver Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, at Sesame Street Workshop and at Netflix. Click here for Silton’s complete Curriculum Vitae.
Nava has published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in the area of religion and health and has focused her most recent peer-reviewed articles, chapters and textbooks in the areas of autism and developmental disabilities. Nava serves as a Psychology point person for Fox 5 News and NBC News, and has appeared several times on the Good Day New York Show and on the Thom Hartmann Show. Silton is currently pitching her show, Addy & Uno to the networks and is testing her Realabilities Comic Book Series across the U.S. Silton is also a weekly coach for Special Olympics Gymnastics, a weekly visitor for the sick (Bikur Cholim) and leads a variety of community service and fundraising initiatives on the upper west side of Manhattan.
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Jordan Geary, a creative producer, director, show creator, writer, and on-air personality, Jordan Geary has worked on several notable and award-winning children’s productions, including 3rd & Bird for Playhouse Disney, Wonderpets for Nickelodeon, Thumbwrestling Federation for Cartoon Network, and Kappa Mikey for Nicktoons. Jordan is currently President of the Children’s Media Association.
Ashley Fenwick- Naditch, is an Emmy Award-winning children’s media executive specialized in content development and strategy. She is currently the Managing Director of Children’s Media Consultants LLC, and has formerly held leadership posts at Sesame Workshop. Ashley was named on Digital Media Wire’s list of “25 Digital Entertainment Executives to Watch.”
Michael Scanlon began his career in children’s media in 2005. Over the last decade, he’s worked as a designer on a number of film, television, app, and publishing projects for clients such as Disney, Nickelodeon, FOX and CBeebies. He loves nothing more than to create fantastical worlds and the whimsical characters that inhabit them.
Christopher Gomez is a cartoonist/Illustrator who specializes in mainstream comics geared towards youth and young adults. With training in both computer technology and fine arts, he possesses ability in both traditional and digital mediums. He graduated with a degree in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts and is our primary Comic Book Illustrator. His personal website is chrisgomezart.com and his webcomic: cambioncomic.tumblr.com.
Business Development & Branding:
Avery Toland, honed her Finance, E-commerce and Marketing skills in the international luxury goods industry abroad working in the Central Buying Office at Lane Crawford. Then came back to the United States in February 2013, to work for Chrome Hearts LLC, where she supported company President with Operational Management in New York and globally. Conducting extensive consumer trends and product research leading to the development of new product lines. Currently, she is on the graduate path of studying Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Through the years, the following students have contributed and continue to contribute invaluably to the research success of Realabilities:
Senada Arucevic, Alicia Ferris, Kristina Keyser, Carol Wagner, Avery Toland, Michael Corning, Michael Rojas, Danielle Schlough, Jennifer Santamaria, Rebecca Ruchlin, Rachel Hout, Vanessa Norkus, and Emily Hotez.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”