A Bright Future

2017 Annual Report

A Bright Future

2017 Annual Report

Thank YOU for your belief in the power of early connections.

Thank YOU for your belief in the power of early connections.

Welcome

Your continued supports made a real difference for ZERO TO THREE and for our support of the youngest among us.

In 2017, we deepened existing relationships and made many new and critical connections to maximize our long-term impact in ensuring all infants and toddlers have a strong start in life.

That is our mission. It’s what motivates us to be a force for change.

In the following pages we highlight just a few examples of ZERO TO THREE’s powerful work to advocate, train, support, and connect those who have a heart for and committed interest in babies and toddlers. Through our persistent efforts, the science of early development has now permeated public and parental understanding in so many ways. And it has enabled us to move closer to our vision of a society with the knowledge and will to support all babies in reaching their full potential.

The work is challenging—but the rewards are great, touching myriad lives. It is work that we know we cannot do alone. It takes a vibrant network of baby champions – hard-working moms and dads, proud grandparents, devoted caregivers, committed professionals, courageous advocates and policymakers, and generous funding partners and donors – connected for the ultimate good of strengthening families and children across the country and around the world.

Yes, we’re all about connections and the love and nurturing of our youngest children, laying a strong foundation for a brighter future.

Fiscal Year 2017

Highlights

Highlights

2,558,751

Unique Website Visitors

187,069

Video Views on YouTube and Vimeo

63,150

Policy Network Members

893

Media Articles Highlighting ZERO TO THREE’s Work and Perspective

368

Training Workshops

51

Strolling Thunder Families and Babies Brought to Washington

Organization Members

741
2016
2017

2,379

Downloads of Organization’s Materials

74,311
2016
2017

210,352

Professionals Attending Training

16,675
2016
2017

35,552

Leading the Way

Moms and dads descending upon Capitol Hill with their babies. Caseworkers, judges, and parents working together to help young children in foster care. Early childhood educators and professionals soaking up training to sharpen their skills to better serve the young. Read on for examples of ZERO TO THREE’s impactful work to advocate, train, support, and connect those who have a heart for and committed interest in babies and toddlers.

Our Impact

Learn more at
thinkbabies.org
STROLLING THUNDER

A Big Voice for Babies

In anticipation of the new Administration and Congress, ZERO TO THREE launched the Think BabiesTM campaign to make the potential of every baby our national priority. The marquee event of the campaign launch was the inaugural Strolling Thunder, which brought babies and families from 50 states and the District of Columbia to the nation’s capital to meet with Congressional leaders and staff. Families engaged lawmakers in conversation about the importance of the first three years of a child’s life—and what babies and families need to thrive. A total of 163 meetings were held, with 71 Members of Congress taking the time to meet families personally. ZERO TO THREE joined forces with many partners, including the National Association for the  Education of Young Children, Council for a Strong America, the National Diaper Bank Network, 1000 Days, Child Care Aware of America, DC Educare, and more for the event.

Learn more at
thinkbabies.org

Key partnerships to reach one million children by 2032

Learn more at
healthysteps.org
Transforming the Promise of Pediatric Care

ZERO TO THREE continued to make great strides with HealthySteps, our unique, evidence-based pediatric primary care program committed to early childhood development and effective parenting. Designed to strengthen early social and emotional development, in addition to the physical health, of babies and young children in low-income families, the program involves 121 pediatric practices across the country that currently serve more than 36,000 children ages 0-3. Among the program’s notable philanthropic investors is Blue Meridian Partners, which is investing $39 million in the first phase of HealthySteps’ long-term growth plan. This plan aims to double the number of families and young children served over the next five years and ultimately reach over 1 million children by 2032 and set the standard for team-based pediatric care across the nation.

Key partnerships to reach one million children by 2032

Learn more at
healthysteps.org
Transforming the Promise of Pediatric Care

ZERO TO THREE continued to make great strides with HealthySteps, our unique, evidence-based pediatric primary care program committed to early childhood development and effective parenting. Designed to strengthen early social and emotional development, in addition to the physical health, of babies and young children in low-income families, the program involves 121 pediatric practices across the country that currently serve more than 36,000 children ages 0-3. Among the program’s notable philanthropic investors is Blue Meridian Partners, which is investing $39 million in the first phase of HealthySteps’ long-term growth plan. This plan aims to double the number of families and young children served over the next five years and ultimately reach over 1 million children by 2032 and set the standard for team-based pediatric care across the nation.

PARENTS

A Whole-Family Approach to Growth

For many families with children under 5, grandparents fill a critical need for infant-toddler child care that is trusted, affordable, and accessible. In 2017, with the support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, we conducted focus groups with grandparents that revealed important insights on how they view their role as child care providers and the joys and challenges of “sharing the care.” These findings have been incorporated into a suite of parenting resources to help families navigate this essential three-generation relationship.

Ensuring a brilliant future for all children

SAFE BABIES COURT TEAMS
Transforming Child Welfare to Child Well-Being

Every six minutes, somewhere in the United States, a baby or toddler is removed from their parents due to abuse and neglect. They are placed in a child welfare system that is often a developmental disaster. ZERO TO THREE works to shape positive outcomes for young children and families through our Safe Babies Court Teams, which connect babies and their families with the support and services they need to promote healthy child development, while also ensuring speedier exits from the system. Creative local partnerships focus on improving how the courts, child welfare agencies, health professionals, infant mental health providers, and other related organizations work together, share information, and ultimately expedite services for infants and young children in foster care. The teams have been effective in helping to provide stability for children: 86% of the children remained in the care of their first or second out-of-home caregiver and 94% were in out-of-home placement for less than 12 months.

94% of children were in out-of-home placement for less than 12 months.

SAFE BABIES COURT TEAMS
Transforming Child Welfare to Child Well-Being

Every six minutes, somewhere in the United States, a baby or toddler is removed from their parents due to abuse and neglect. They are placed in a child welfare system that is often a developmental disaster. ZERO TO THREE works to shape positive outcomes for young children and families through our Safe Babies Court Teams, which connect babies and their families with the support and services they need to promote healthy child development, while also ensuring speedier exits from the system. Creative local partnerships focus on improving how the courts, child welfare agencies, health professionals, infant mental health providers, and other related organizations work together, share information, and ultimately expedite services for infants and young children in foster care. The teams have been effective in helping to provide stability for children: 86% of the children remained in the care of their first or second out-of-home caregiver and 94% were in out-of-home placement for less than 12 months.

94% of children were in out-of-home placement for less than 12 months.

MILITARY FAMILIES

Enhancing Everyday Moments for Military Families

With more than 10 years under our belt of working with military families from all service branches, ZERO TO THREE has developed valuable tools for parents—from a mobile app to videos and e-learning courses—to help them navigate the many transitions that come with military life. Additionally, ZERO TO THREE also trains and supports the home visitors that help new parents in the Army give their babies a strong start in life. All of these things help active duty and veteran military stay strong and nurture family connections in tough circumstances.

Learn more at
babiesonthehomefront.org

The concept of leading adaptively with courage and compassion is transformative.

Clinton Boyd Jr.

Doctoral Student, the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University and ZERO TO THREE Fellow

The concept of leading adaptively with courage and compassion is transformative.

Clinton Boyd Jr.

Doctoral Student, the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University and ZERO TO THREE Fellow

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Empowering Educators for a Greater Impact

This year, our organization provided customized, competency-based training and technical assistance to more than 35,000 professionals at organizations and agencies throughout the world. In 2017, three landmark professional training curricula were completed and implemented: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old geared toward teaching early childhood providers; ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant–Toddler Educators TM course; and DC:0–5 TM: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. The ZERO TO THREE Western Office partnered with First 5 LA to develop the Prenatal to Age 5 Workforce Development (P-5 WFD) Project to respond to the need for cross-sector coordination of services for the prenatal to age 5 population. Our leadership in this area extends further through the operation and support of five Federally Funded National Centers.

Learn more about upcoming training opportunities at
zerotothree.org/learningcenter

Learn more about upcoming training opportunities at
zerotothree.org/learningcenter
“DADDY MATTERS”

Finding Fatherhood for Real

ZERO TO THREE recognizes the need to elevate and amplify the role and voice of fathers. We have partnered with social media sensation LaGuardia Cross, creator of the hilarious and heartwarming “New Father Chronicles” YouTube series, to launch “Daddy Matters,” an insightful four-part video series for ZERO TO THREE to engage parents in a lively conversation about the challenges and joys of being a dad.

Check out our video series “Daddy Matters,” at
zerotothree.org/daddymatters

Check out our video series “Daddy Matters,” at
zerotothree.org/daddymatters
MEMBERSHIP

A Growing Community of Support

Membership continues to thrive at ZERO TO THREE. The close of 2017 boasted 2,739 members, up from 741 at the end of 2016. They come from all 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico, and 41 countries and know the benefits of connecting to ZERO TO THREE. One of the newest benefits they are raving about is Member Connect, an online community for a diverse range of professionals working with infants, toddlers, and their families. ZERO TO THREE members are using it to reach out, seek information, connect with one another, and look for support and resources around challenging issues in their work.

Connections continued to grow at ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference, which drew more than 3,000 early childhood professionals to New Orleans, Louisiana, for three days of learning, networking, and bonding. The conference, whose theme was “Building Powerful Connections,” indeed helped attendees build connections to support young children and their families in reaching their full potential. A highlight was keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, whose powerful presentation put the spotlight on African-American boys and the cradle-to-prison pipeline. “Listening to Bryan Stevenson was an experience of a lifetime. I cannot remember being so moved or inspired by a speaker,” said one conference attendee. “I felt a renewed sense of passion for my work and a sense of community with everyone in the room.”

“The information and training I receive is invaluable to my career.

Tricia Woodliff

Clinical Counselor/Supervisor and Faculty,
University of Nevada, Reno and ZERO TO THREE Member

“The information and training I receive is invaluable to my career.

Tricia Woodliff

Clinical Counselor/Supervisor and Faculty,
University of Nevada, Reno and ZERO TO THREE Member

Fellows Profiles

Investing in Strong Leaders

ZERO TO THREE believes that investing in strong leaders and advocates for babies and toddlers helps to ensure a strong start for our young. Since 1981, the ZERO TO THREE Fellowship, part of the organization’s Leadership Development Institute, has supported a cohort of diverse professionals working together to sharpen their skills and expand their network. Through the fellowship they become better leaders and true change agents giving their best to the infants, toddlers, and families they serve. Here’s a look at two recent fellows.

Up for Change

For Lana Nenide, transformation came in the form of a ZERO TO THREE Fellowship. And that’s just what she was looking for.

As executive director of the nonprofit Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health in Madison, Wisconsin, Nenide wanted to be a more effective and courageous leader. Remembering the raves of a former ZERO TO THREE Fellow about the great experience she had, Nenide applied and was selected for the rigorous leadership development program in 2016. She is a proud member of the class of 2018.

A native of Belarus in Eastern Europe, Nenide was impressed by the diversity of her fellowship group, which included professionals from across the country and around the world. “I can’t imagine other opportunities where I would work with a neonatologist or someone from Turkey who worked for a foundation. I appreciated access to the international community and other people from our country who come from different disciplines and systems.”

The fellowship was also an opportunity for Nenide to think about how she could help create an infant/early childhood mental health consultation system to provide support for service providers in Wisconsin. She is already pulling together people and funding to make that a reality, using enhanced leadership skills gained as a ZERO TO THREE Fellow.

Nenide says during the fellowship she had quite a few “a-ha moments” that opened her eyes and mind to new ways of thinking and doing things. And she is grateful for the experiences and encourages other leaders to find their voice and be a change agent.

“I feel stronger, a sense of courage that I didn’t feel before as a leader,” she says. “It was important to me to be a stronger, better voice for infants, toddlers, and their families.”

Looking Inside Out

Child psychiatrist Kalpana Miriyala really didn’t know what to expect when she got word that she had been selected for the prestigious ZERO TO THREE Fellowship in 2016. She just knew it was time for something different after all her years of medical study and training in childhood mental health.

“I was hoping to learn ways to engage with people from different systems and get them moving toward a common goal,” says Dr. Miriyala, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. “The fellowship went well beyond that.”

A common goal she wanted to get people moving on in West Virginia: tackling the raging opioid crisis and how it is adversely affecting babies, young children, families, and communities. “Everyone is impacted directly or indirectly by it,” she says. Her experience as a fellow is helping her link services for families and figure out ways to have a warm hand-off between those services so that new parents and children don’t fall through the cracks.

In addition to connecting Dr. Miriyala to a world of infant mental health experts in a variety of fields, the fellowship provided time for self-reflection as well as guidance on presenting her vision to others. “I learned to be more vocal and persistent about things that I believe in,” says the native of India. “The fellowship has guided me to connect with myself in a more mindful way.”

The fellowship also was a great way to groom and build expertise in the field of infant mental health, Dr. Miriyala says. She doesn’t take lightly the time and money that ZERO TO THREE invests in the program to benefit professionals like herself.

“When you stand on the shoulder of giants you see further, and that’s what the fellowship allowed us to do,” she says.

Giving Back

Lighting the Path

You could say Dr. Sandra R. Wolkoff was sold on ZERO TO THREE after attending her first conference more than 30 years ago. “I found a professional home that spoke to my heart and my head,” says the Long Island, New York-based licensed clinical social worker.

The 1986 gathering was the beginning of a long-term relationship with ZERO TO THREE. “I learned about the importance of the first years of life and the plasticity of the human brain and spirit that allows us to survive risk factors and thrive on protective ones way before the research made headlines,” said Dr. Wolkoff.

She has since presented on conference panels and workshops as well as contributed to the Journal. Dr. Wolkoff shares the cutting-edge knowledge of ZERO TO THREE through her work as a clinician, consultant, and trainer. She is a proud member of the organization’s Academy of Fellows, class of 2007-2009.

Dr. Wolkoff hasn’t just received from ZERO TO THREE—she is a longtime donor. “I hope that my donations can help other professionals. It is my way of carrying on the gift of mentoring and leadership that I received,” she says. Dr. Wolkoff applauds the organization, “for its contribution to the wisdom of a field that continues to inform and improve services to young children and their families.

Giving Back

“Dr. Garrity’s gift will allow us to develop a parent education curriculum which will, undoubtedly, touch thousands of families with young children..”

Rebecca Parlakian
Senior Director of Programs

From Passion to Legacy

Dr. Linda Garrity loved many things— from international hiking trips to the music of Bach and Dave Brubeck. But one of her greatest loves was children and helping them have successful lives.

A successful clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Garrity was sensitive to the needs of new parents and infants. Several years ago, after researching various institutions to leave a gift that would positively impact children, she decided to bequest about $1 million to ZERO TO THREE. Dr. Garrity passed away in April 2017.

“She found ZERO TO THREE was a match for what she so strongly believed in,” says Virginia Bartelt, executor of Dr. Garrity’s estate. “She was sure that they would put it to good use.”

Dr. Garrity’s gift, which will be paid in installments over 10 years, is earmarked for ZERO TO THREE programs to promote infant-parent bonding. It is work that Dr. Garrity devoted herself to early in her career at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, where she developed a program focused on providing support to parents of newborns by teaching them the importance of positive early bonding. She later became a certified psychoanalyst and taught at the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute, where she served as a training and supervising analyst, and at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

“Her generosity speaks for her,” says Ms. Bartelt of Dr. Garrity. “She gave to those things that were closest to her and that she cared most about.” And one of those was the work of ZERO TO THREE.

Financials

Financials

2017 Revenue

  • 66.4%

    Federal and State Government Grants and Contracts

  • 22.4%

    Private Grants, Contributions and Contracts

  • 10.6%

    Program Service Revenue

  • 0.4%

    Investment Income

  • 0.1%

    Other Revenue

2017 Expenses

  • 86.4%
    Program Services

  • 12.6%
    General and Administrative

  • 0.001%
    Fundraising and Development

Assets, Liabilities & Net Assets

  • 2017

  • 2016

Assets

$57,181,667
$37,640,917

Liabilities

$9,862,736
$8,107,099

$57,181,667
$37,640,917

Net Assets

Baby Champions

Baby Champions

ZERO TO THREE is tremendously grateful for the generosity of our Baby Champions.

ZERO TO THREE is tremendously grateful for the generosity of our Baby Champions.

Your continued support allows us to extend our work to advance the proven power of nurturing relationships. Now more than ever there is much to be done. Together we can ensure all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.

Foundations and Corporations

The Ahmanson Foundation
Alexandria Toyota
Alliance for Early Success
AmazonSmile Foundation
Diane & Norman Bernstein
Foundation
Blue Meridian Partners
California Community Foundation
The Capital Group Companies
Charitable Foundation
The Duke Endowment
Ford Foundation
Irving Harris Foundation
Heitman
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Maritz Family Foundation
The David and Lucile
Packard Foundation
Perigee Fund
Primrose Schools Children’s
Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Schusterman and other Tulsa
Foundations
Smith Richardson Foundation
Stein Early Childhood
Development Fund
W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone
Foundation
Philip & Lynn Straus Foundation

Tikun Olam Foundation
Turrell Fund
World Bank Community
Connections Fund

Individuals

Anonymous (24)
Therese Ahlers
Carol Airone
Barbara & Todd Albert
Madeleine Albright
Karen Alden
Michael Allen
Rika Alper
Vera Alsova
Alejandra Alvarez-Ibañez
Sherry Hiemstra & Decker Anstrom
Carole Arsenault
George Askew
Lynette Aytch
Catherine Bacon
Isabel Baker
Naomi & David Balto
Betty & Arthur Bardige
Kori Bardige
The Estate of Kathryn E. Barnard,
PhD, RN, FAAN
Jessica Barnett
Patricia Barron
Nicola Bauer
Carol Baxter

Marjorie Beeghly Wasek
Jean Bellows
Ernestine Benedict
Helen Benham
Ron Benham
Sarah Benjamin
Jennifer Berke
Michael Berman
Bonnie & Richard Berner
Paula & William Bernstein
Victor Bernstein
Jane Bernzweig
Judith Bertacchi
Peter Bigot
Alexandra Birnbaum
Nancy Blackwell-Todd
Lynn Blitzer
Catherine Bodkin
Aidan Bohlander
Gretchen & David Bonham
Jennifer Boss
Kimberly Bradley
Patricia Brady
Genny Brewer
Joy Browne
Dorothy Bryan
Terri Buccarelli
Kim Buller
Iris Bulls
Danielle Burton
Jerilyn Busch
Mary Caputo
Evonne Carawan

Karren Carnes
Mark Carter
Simi Chandi
Robert M. Chang and
Ginger L. Chang
Dr. Maria D. Chavez
Natalya Chernyak
Elizabeth Christie
Lynn Chwatsky
Jean Clinton
Julie Cohen
Patricia Cole
Marilee Comfort & Phil Gordon
Molly Cooley
Ginger Cullen
Lena Cunningham
Nikki Darling-Kuria
Judith Davies
Peter Dawson
Allyson Dean
Lia Dean
Rosemarie Dennery-Francis
Taletha Derrington
Kimberly Diamond-Berry
Meg & Joe DiGiovanni
Elizabeth DiLauro
Jennifer Doebler
Tele Durham
Erin Duyka
James Earhart
Linda Eggbeer
Helen Egger

Individuals (Continued)

Nancy & Henry Elghanayan
Martin Elias
Charles Elson
Robert Newcomb Emde
Jessica Emerick
Paula Erdelyi
Margaret Fagan
Kelley Faulk
Carole Ferguson
Janie Fletcher-Huddleston
Colleen Foley
Dagmar Frias
Kaitlin Fronberg
Stefanie Frye
Michael Gaffrey
Robert Gallen
Linda I. Garrity Trust
Maria Gehl
Dennis Gibbons
Linda Gilkerson
Linda Gillespie
Walter Gilliam
Mary Margaret Gleason
Chris Gleason
Mary Golden
Stephanie Goloway
Robert Gordon
John Grabert
Jacqueline Gravell
Amy Greenberg
Jan Greenberg
Myrna & Stephen Greenberg
Carolyn & Adam Greene
Bruce Grellong
Annie & Patrick Griffin
Mary Lou Gross
Anonymous in Memory
of Ellen & John Tuchler
Lois Gruendl
Marla Gzesh
Ellen Halpern

Yoko Hamada
Cara Hamilton
Byron Hammer
Lindsay Handelsman
Brian Harrison
Andrea Y. Hart
Florence & Peter Hart
Ellen & John Hashagen
Lauren Havens
Laura Hawes Young
Hannah S. Hawley
Mary Claire Heffron
Toni Heineman
Michael Held
Geraldine Henchy
Dorothy Henderson
Sally Henley
Lucy Hudson
Nancy Hughes
Holly Hunt
Sarah Hunt
Erica Hurvitz
Janice Im
Nucha Isarowong
Gefei Iu
Sarah James
Deirdre Jameson & Charles Huzenis
Sandra Jandik
Brenda Jones Harden
Elsa Jones
Lisa Jones
Quinn Kaiser
Sheila Kamerman
Birgit Kamps
Rosine C. Klein Katan
Portia Kennel
Daniel B. Kessler MD
Megan Kirshbaum
Lisa Klein
Andrea Knox
Kirsten Koerner
Boris Kofman
Rachel Kon

Jon Korfmacher
Ashley Kottler
Jani Kozlowski
Colleen Kraft
Deborah Kravik
Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks
Maria Kroupina
Lorraine Kubicek
Gigi LaGrange
Patricia Lakatos
Ron Lally
Valeri Lane
Karin Larson
Adam Lauring and Susannah Keller
Carol & Duane Leach
Julie Lee
Patricia Lester
Donna Levin
Alicia Lieberman
Jeffrey Lindsey
Alan Lopatin
Marilyn and John Love
Russell Lyman
Elizabeth Mallott
Peter Mangione
Janet Mann
Joy Markowitz
Emmy Marshall
Monica Mathur-Kalluri
Peter Mayer
Maria Mayoral
Bill McCall
Kathleen McEnerny
Kristen McManus
Matthew Melmed and Lynette Fraga
Fanny Melnikow
Andrew Meltzoff
Barbara Miller
Elise Miller
Stephanie Millian
Lara & Clifford Mintz
Kelly Mohondro
Catherine Monk

Cheri Morris
Christynn Morris
Renate Mueller
Kathleen Mulrooney
Ann Pleshette Murphy
Judith Naber
Brian Napack
Constance Cohen and James Navis
Christina Nigrelli
Judy Norris
Michael Olenick
Ellen Olshansky
Joy Osofsky
Leslie Oster
Eleanore Pankow
Rebecca Parlakian
Jeree Pawl
Frederick Penn
Michael Pergamit
Whitney Pesek
Helen Pierce
Gary Polinsky
Cheryl Polk
Nan Poplin
Kristina Powers
Stefanie Powers
Victoria Prieto
Laura Ptucha
Giang Quach
Sheri Hill & Tim Quagliaroli
Luisa Ramirez de Lynch
Suzanne Randolph
Mechthild Rast
Kimberly Friedman
& Thomas Redden
Shauna Reinhart
Julia Richards
Alice Ricks
Elaine Rieman
Helen Roadarmel
Berteal Rogers
Karen Rohr
Michael Rosa

Katherine Rosenblum
Angelyn Royce
Beatriz Saal
Saeid Saeidian
Lela & Gerry Sarnat
Katherine & Nick Scharlatt
Judith & David Schiffman
Hilary Schlossman
Karen Pinell & Karen Schmidt
Nan Schwanfelder
James Schweitzer
David Scull
Rizwan Shah
Prachi Shah
Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok
Leah Shapiro
Cindy Shepard
Laura Shiflett
Leora Siegel
Terry Siegel
Arietta Slade
Rose-Ella Slavin
Petra Smith
Susan Speroff
Paul Spicer
Melanie Stamos
Christy Stanton
Gwen Stetzler
Julia Stockhausen
Cornelia Strawser
Barbara Stroud
Rhonda Stroud
Michael Stuart
Ann Sublet
Eleanor & Peter Szanton
Marla Talley
Lynn Tepper

MJ Territo
Blythe Thomas
Lenore Thompson
Ross Thompson
Trasie A. Topple
Jennifer Tracey
Deborah Turner
Trenna Valado
Eric Vaughn
VFW Post 9662
Jana & Christopher Villemez
Judith Viorst
Anne Waddoups
Patrick Wadlinger
Mary Wahling
Carol Walston
Ginger Ward
Diana Wasserman
Bernice Weissbourd
Mike Welsh
Steven Welton
Jane West
Serena Wieder
Dana Wiehe
Linda Williams
Dorinda Williams
Amy Williamson
Mary Willis
Jane Witowski
Sandra R. Wolkoff, PhD, LCSW-R
Julia Yeary
Jean & John Yule
Susan Yurchak
Zohreh Zarnegar
Charley Zeanah
Sheri & Sherwin Zuckerman

Public Funds

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Centers for Disease Control
State of Connecticut
First 5 California
First Five LA
San Mateo County , California
U.S. Department of Defense – Armed Forces Services Corporation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Planning Research and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental

Annual Conference Sponsor

Bezos Family Foundation
Brindle Foundation
Brookes Publishing Co.
BTD Foundation
Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Witwatersrand
Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
Educare Learning Network
HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Kaplan Early Learning Company
King County Developmental
Disabilities Division
Mellow Parenting
Drs. Joy and Howard Osofsky
PEDStest
Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation
Southwest Human Development

Leadership

Leadership

Board Officers

Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D.
President
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of California, Davis

Paul Spicer, Ph.D.
Vice President
Professor of Anthropology
University of Oklahoma

Brian A. Napack
Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer
Wiley

Brenda Jones Harden, Ph.D.
Chair of the Committee on the Board
Associate Professor, Institute for Child Study/
Department of Human Development
University of Maryland College Park

Ann Pleshette Murphy
Immediate Past-President
Parenting Educator and Counselor, Author

Matthew Melmed
Executive Director
ZERO TO THREE

Executive Leadership

Matthew Melmed
Executive Director

Ernestine Benedict
Chief Communications Officer

Edima Elinewinga
Chief Technology Officer

Janice Im
Chief Program Officer

Myra Jones-Taylor
Chief Policy Officer

Kathleen McEnerny
Chief Development Officer

Elise Miller
Chief Business Operations Officer

Laura Shiflett
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Board of Directors

Robert Chang
Chief Strategy Officer
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Lia Dean
Executive Committee Member and
Head of Bank Retail & Marketing
Capital One

Helen Link Egger, M.D.
Director
Child Study Center, NYU Langone Medical Center

Robert N. Emde, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program
University of California, San Francisco

Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Child Study Center;
Associate Professor of Psychology;
Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
Yale University Child Study Center

Mary Margaret Gleason, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Director
Tulane Infant Mental Health Services

Donna Levin
Co-Founder, Care.com
Entrepreneur in Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Director
Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital

John M. Love, Ph.D.
Consultant
Ashland Institute for Early Childhood Science and Policy

Andrew N. Meltzoff
Co-Director
Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
University of Washington

Lisa Mennet, Ph.D.
Founder and Clinical Director
Cooper House

Michelle Meyercord
Strategic Development Consultant

Catherine Monk, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Psychology
Columbia University

Michael R. Olenick, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Child Care Resource Center

Jeree H. Pawl, Ph.D.
Former Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry,
University of California at San Francisco

Rizwan Shah, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Former Director
Child Abuse Program at Children’s Hospital

Eugene P. Stein
President
Tikun Olam Foundation

Marilyn Stein
Chairman
Tikun Olam Foundation

Barbara Thompson
Former Director, Office of Military
Family Readiness Policy
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

Ginger Ward
Chief Executive Officer
Southwest Human Development

Charles H. Zeanah Jr., M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Tulane University School of Medicine

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