Julia A. McAninch, Psy.D.

Julia is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Rule 31 Family Mediator.  She was a founding member of her practice group, the Middle TN Collaborative Alliance, and is a Past President.  Julia is a graduate of the inaugural IACP Leadership Academy and has served on the Training Advisory Committee, Trainers Development and Networking Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee.  Beginning October 2019 Julia will be an IACP Board Member.


Cheryl Panther, CPA/DFS, ADFA/CDFA

Cheryl is a Certified Public Accountant, TN Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator, and President/Founder of Panther Financial Planning, LLC, a registered investment advisor (Tennessee).  She provides divorce financial consulting services and traditional financial planning as a CPA financial planner.  Cheryl executes a variety of specialized divorce financial services for clients and attorneys, including support as a neutral financial and tax professional in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation, and consulting and testifying in traditional divorce cases.  Cheryl has presented a variety of training programs for collaborative divorce, mediation, and financial and taxation topics.  She currently serves as the president for her practice group, the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and is a member of the Training Faculty for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


Ben Papa, J.D., M.Div.

Ben is a Leadership Consultant and former Family Law Attorney.  He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from Ohio State University, and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School.  He has completed numerous training programs in family law, divorce mediation, and Collaborative Divorce.  Ben was the Founding President of his Collaborative Divorce practice group, the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance (MTCA) and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Miriam's Promise Adoption Agency.



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