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Meet the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute board members that are committed to supporting Biblical principles and providing encouragement to your family.

Dr. James Dobson

Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute, which houses his Family Talk nonprofit organization and radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters.

Shirley Dobson—Secretary

Shirley Dobson, wife of Dr. James Dobson, is nationally recognized for her leadership skills and her many contributions to women’s affairs, Christian organizations, and the institution of the family. Shirley has supported Dr. Dobson for more than 55 years of marriage. Together, they have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Dr. Kirk Elliott—Treasurer

Dr. Elliott is an economist, entrepreneur, and CEO of holding company ELLIOTT GLOBAL. Dr. Elliott also serves as a wealth manager through a company he founded, SOVEREIGN ADVISORS. Dr. Elliott has authored numerous books, curriculum’s, and media projects and is currently co-producing a television series. Dr. Elliott earned a Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration and a second Ph.D. in Theology.

Dr. Roy Stringfellow

Roy Stringfellow, MD, is a Board Certified obstetrician/gynecologist who serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Stringfellow is a member of numerous professional and honorary societies, including the Physicians Resource Council at Focus on the Family and is a medical advisor to Dr. Dobson.

Herb Fisher—Vice Chairman

Herb Fisher is founder and president of Fisher Companies located in Lancaster, Pa., which develops and manages real estate. Herb has served on many nonprofit leadership boards, including 25 years on the Lancaster Bible College Cooperation Board. Herb and his wife, Dona, founded the philanthropic organization Friendship Foundation .

Rebecca Hagelin (Advisory Member)

Rebecca Hagelin is the author of the weekly column, “Inside the Culture,” for The Washington Times. She has championed freedom, faith, and family policies in Washington, D.C. for more than 30 years. Rebecca speaks around the nation educating parents on how to combat the negative effects of pop media culture on their children. She also runs a marketing company.

Bob McEwen (Advisory Member)

Bob McEwen is Executive Director of the Council for National Policy in Washington, D.C. As a member of Congress, Bob served as Special Presidential Envoy for Presidents Reagan and Bush as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Rules. Bob and his wife Liz are active in business and maintain an international speaking schedule.

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