WAPF - President, Founder, and Spokesperson
Dianna Thompson is a nationally recognized expert on families, stepfamilies, and divorce related issues. Dianna is an authority on domestic policy as it pertains to men, women and children. A long time political analyst, lobbyist, and spokesperson, Dianna has testified all over the country on legislation that affects families and served as the Chairman of the Family Law Reform Committee in Los Angeles, CA.
Dianna was instrumental in drafting the very first paternity fraud bill in CA, and has testified all over the country on similar bills. In 2002, Dianna worked closely with Senator Roy Ashburn the sponsor of the California Paternity Justice Act (AB2240) which was passed by the California legislature -- but later vetoed by Governor Gray Davis Dianna was one of the first spokespersons on this issue. She has done countless radio shows and made numerous television appearances as an expert on paternity fraud. Additionally, she has written numerous articles and quoted in the largest newspapers and magazine in the country regarding paternity fraud.
Dianna has made numerous local and national television appearances, including the NBC Today Show, NBC The John Walsh Show, CNN, CNN Financial Network, Fox News Live, Montel Williams, MSNBC, and Court TV's Catherine Crier. She has also made hundreds of radio appearances, including National Public Radio, Radio America, Talk America, ABC Radio, CBS Radio, the Jim Bohannon Show, the Dennis Prager Show, the Lionel Show, the Mike Gallagher Show, the John & Ken Show, the Bill Handel Show, the Jason Lewis Show, the Tom Leykis Show, the Chris Core Show, the BBC, and more.
Dianna has written columns for or been quoted in hundreds of major newspapers, magazines and websites, including Time Magazine, Redbook, Jane Magazine, the ABA Journal, Playboy, Smart Money, Black Enterprise, Insight magazine, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Orange County Register, the Detroit News, the Washington Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, the Newark Star Ledger, the Miami Herald, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the Sacramento Bee, the Tulsa World, the Houston Chronicle, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New York Sun Times, the Chicago Sun Times, the Cincinnati Post, the Seattle Times, and the Associated Press.
Dianna is a sought after speaker and has spoken all over the country regarding paternity fraud, divorce, and family related issues affecting men, women, and families.
Murray Davis, M.A. SJ
WAPF Spokesperson & Advisory Member
Co-founder and Board president of the National Family Justice Association (NFJA) headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. While appointed Co-chairman of the Fatherhood Advisory Board of the City of Detroit Head Start program, Mr. Davis is also the founder and former executive director of Dads of Michigan, a volunteer, nonprofit, responsible parenthood education organization. He is also the co-developer of the Dads Toolbox Series© of responsible fatherhood education for teenage, divorced, and unmarried fathers. As a businessman turned educational leader with several organizations, the combined coalition formed an educational support advocacy dedicated to keeping both biological parents actively engaged in the lives of their children despite divorce and custody and believes children typically need both parents involved to develop into healthy, productive citizens.
Both Michigan’s previous governor and its former chief justice of their Supreme Court have honored Mr. Davis with appointments to the Michigan Friend of the Court Bureau Advisory Committee and the Michigan Child Support Leadership Council. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Family Preservation (CFP) and the American Coalition for Fathers and Children (ACFC) and currently serves on the Board of Dads Empowered, sponsors of the annual Michigan Fathers Conference. Recently appointed to the Wayne County Circuit Court “For Our Children” consortium, he is also a frequent radio, television talk show guest and special report/op-ed contributor to The Detroit News and other national newspapers.
Mr. Davis is a former IBM Corporation and Ameritech marketing executive as well as a local technology businesses employer. He is also a victim of marital paternity fraud and a collaboration advocate for justice.
WAPF - Spokesperson and Advisory Member
Carnell Smith, is an expert on Paternity Fraud issues and an international advocate for paternity fraud victims and their families to be freed from archaic laws and abuse. He has a first hand understanding of the devastation that paternity fraud creates for women within the families of paternity fraud victims.
Smith has written model law and consulted on legislation in more than 10 states. Also featured as the expert on Dr. Phil Show, FOX Business News, CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, UNIVISION, Fuji TV Japan, TIME magazine, Harvard Crimson, Review Journal, American Conservative, Reason Magazine, Divorce Magazine, Men's Journal Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, ABA Family Law Quarterly, Georgia State Law Review, Reason Magazine, Michael Baisden show, Tavis Smiley Show, Michael Smerconish show, The Frank Ski show, Rolanda Watts show, Jesse Bond Show, Al Sharpton show and many other media outlets.
Smith is a coach, advocate, speaker, workshop leader and frequent contributor to TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, film projects in the United States and abroad. Carnell is the founder of Citizens Against Paternity Fraud advocacy group that successfully worked with wives, mothers, girlfriends, men and parents of teen sons affected by paternity fraud.