Ann Ordway, JD, PhD Program Director

Ann Ordway, JD, PhD joined AFCC in July 2021 as Program Director. In this capacity, Ann supports AFCC’s chapters, develops educational programming, provides staff support for AFCC special projects, and collaborates on the production of AFCC eNEWS. Ann came to us from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona where she taught graduate-level students in the counseling department.  She has been a family law attorney for more than 25 years, retired from private practice and is nationally certified counselor (NCC), continuing to work in the fields of parenting coordination and child advocacy.  In 1991, she co-founded the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project in Morris County, New Jersey, which provides pro bono legal representation for victims of domestic violence. Her doctoral dissertation on the experiences of parenting coordinators working with high conflict couples engaged in intimate partner violence dynamics is the foundation of her current research.