Whitney Roban, Ph.D

Chief Sleep Advisor

“As a family, educational and corporate sleep specialist, as well as a mother of two, I know the value of a good night’s sleep. When a family is sleep deprived, it negatively affects life at home, school, and the workplace. Offering working parents family sleep education, solutions and support within the corporate workplace is a groundbreaking model within corporate wellness. I am proud to join forces with Villyge. Together we help working parents not only survive, but thrive!”

As an international authority on sleep, author, founder of Solve Our Sleep, and frequent media resource, Dr. Whitney Roban knows sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Her mission is to provide the education, solutions, and support parents need to have well-rested families. For working parents to thrive both at home and at work, companies need to employ healthy and well-rested employees.

With a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology, Dr. Roban began her career as a child development clinician, as well as a creator and author of books and games for use in child psychotherapy. She then took her expertise to the Girl Scout Research Institute where she authored national research studies in the youth market and reported the results in various media outlets such as television and radio. After taking time off from her professional life to be a mom—during which time she focused on her own family’s healthy sleep—Dr. Roban created her various family, educational, and corporate sleep programs. Since that time, she has helped thousands of families sleep soundly every night. Dr. Roban’s education, training, and experience as a clinical psychologist paved the way to her success as a leading expert in family sleep.

Dr. Roban is the author of the Devin & Evan book series, which uses common themes in children’s lives such as sports, academic success, and video gaming, to teach children why sleep is so important. Dr. Roban is also a contributor and sits on the sleep advisory board panel of the American Sleep Association, ConsumerAffairs, and Sleepopolis. She is an international contributor to the Huffington Post Sleep & Wellness, as well as Thrive Global. She has written for and worked with national publications and organizations such as NBC News, Business Insider, MSN, Bravo TV, Newsday, LinkedIn, Viacord, Proctor & Gamble, The Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT, The Boston College Center for Work & Family, Bright Horizons, Working Mother Magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Rosie Pope Maternity, National Association of Mothers Centers, The New York Baby Show and the 14th Street Y.

Dr. Roban is the mother of adult children, and lives on Long Island.