2017 Judges

Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD

Integrative Health Expert

taz220x220Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD, is a board-certified physician, specializing in pediatrics, integrative medicine, and prevention, with expertise in infant and child nutrition. She is the author of “What Doctors Eat” and “The 21-Day Belly Fix,” and the host of RadioMD’s The Dr. Taz Show: The Super Woman’s Whole Health Fix podcast and of the popular You Tube series, Kitchen Cures.

Dr. Taz is passionate about the profound connection and synergy between women and children’s health and their ultimate impact on the health of the entire family. Her Atlanta-based pediatric center, CentreSpringMD+Pediatrics, is dedicated to providing the best pediatric integrative care.

Dr. Taz assists in discovering the interplay of nutrition and neurotransmitters, and each child’s biotype to develop a personalized plan to treat various pediatric health concerns such as food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, ADHD and weight management. Dr. Taz and her team rely on their knowledge from multiple systems of medicine, including integrative, functional, conventional and holistic medicine.

As a passionate advocate for child health and nutrition, she is a committee member for UNICEFs Southeastern Speaker Committee, which exists to support UNICEF’s mission –to protect children’s rights and help meet their basic needs so they can reach their full potential.

Simon Isaacs

Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer

2017sSimon-IsaacsSimon Isaacs is the Founder of Fatherly, a parenting website focused on dads.  Since it’s launch in 2015, Fatherly has become one of the fastest growing sites on the web. Prior to founding Fatherly, Simon dedicated the past 12+ years spearheading cause-related marketing efforts for nonprofits, foundations and corporations including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rock the Vote and The Coca-Cola Company. He has launched more than a dozen national and international campaigns and raised more than $200 million toward philanthropic causes. A former professional marathon runner, Simon was also named a Next Generation Leader by the White House as a result of his earlier philanthropic work.  Simon appears regularly on NBC’s Today Show, Fox News’ Fox & Friends and other major news outlets where he serves as a subject matter expert on fatherhood and millennial parenting topics.

Debbie Sterling

Founder and CEO

2017Debbie-Sterling-Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, the award-winning children’s multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer character.

Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward empowering girls to build their confidence, dreams and ultimately, their futures. She was named TIME’s “Person of the Moment,” honored by the National Retail Foundation as one of 25 “People Shaping Retail’s Future,” and was recently added to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. In 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.

Jeana Tahnk

Family Tech Expert

jennaTahnkJeana Lee Tahnk (@jeanatahnk) is a self-proclaimed techno-geek and has been immersed in the technology industry for 15 years, both as a writer and PR practitioner. With three kids of her own of varying ages, she has integrated various levels of tech into her parenting toolkit.

She covers the latest and greatest gadgets for outlets like Parenting, Mashable, The Huffington Post and Cool Mom Tech, and has also shared her commentary in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and more. She is always looking for helpful (and easy-to-use!) tech that makes families’ lives more organized, efficient and fun.

Julia Wang

Head of Digital Content, The Bump

JuliaWang220x220As Head of Digital Content of The Bump, Julia Wang is responsible for overseeing premium content experiences across all platforms (apps, mobile web and social media) and brand extensions (awards programs, activations). She leads a high-performing editorial team, creating deeply engaging content for parents and delivering on The Bump’s core mission to empower millennial moms to make informed decisions, affirm her maternal instincts and be her best self for her family.

Randi Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO at Zuckerberg Media

randyRandi Zuckerberg is a New York Times Bestselling Author, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a media and production company, and Editor in Chief of Dot Complicated, an online community helping us navigate and “untangle” our wired, wonderful lives.

Randi recently released her first books with HarperCollins, The New York Times Best Seller, Dot Complicated, which addresses the multifaceted complications of our socially transparent world, and a children’s picture book, titled Dot.

As an early executive at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer’s marketing programs. She led the company’s U.S. election and international politics strategy and created Facebook’s live streaming initiatives during the 2008 Presidential Inauguration. Randi was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010 mid term elections that integrated online and TV coverage in unique formats.

Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for PayPal, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Bravo and Conde Nast, with many other projects in the works. Randi made her Broadway debut in March 2014, guest starring as Regina in the hit musical Rock of Ages.

Randi appears regularly on NBC the TODAY show, Katie, and CNBC, and has also been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox Business, Bloomberg News, and ABC’s World News. She was also a correspondent for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Randi was recently appointed to the United Nations Global Entrepreneurs Council and the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Social Media.

Randi holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University and resides in New York with her husband Brent Tworetzky and their sons Asher and Simi.