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is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Board and Management Team

Management Team

Matthew E. Melmed, J.D.
Executive Director (bio)

Erica Lurie-Hurvitz, J.D.
Chief Policy Officer 
(bio)

Janice Im
Chief Program Officer (bio)

Kathleen McEnerny
Director of Development (bio)

Laura Shiflett
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (bio)

Board 

Kathryn E. Barnard, R.N., Ph.D.
University of Washington (bio)
Seattle, WA

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
Boston Children's Hospital (bio)
Boston, MA

Robert Chang (bio)
New York, NY

Maria D. Chavez, Ed.D. (bio)
Albuquerque, NM

Lia Dean
McKinsey & Company (bio)
New York, NY

Helen Egger, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center (bio)
Durham, NC

Linda Gilkerson, Ph.D.
Erikson Institute (bio)
Chicago, IL 

Walter Gilliam
Yale Child Study Center (bio)
New Haven, CT

Brenda Jones Harden, PH.D.
University of Maryland (bio)
College Park, MD

J. Ronald Lally, Ed.D.
Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd (bio)
Sausalito, CA

Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D.
San Francisco General Hospital (bio)
San Francisco, CA

John M. Love, Ph.D. (bio)
Ashland Institute for Early Childhood Science and Policy
Ashland, OR

Lisa Mennet, Ph.D.
Cooper House (bio)
Seattle, WA

Ann Pleshette Murphy (President)
Parenting Contributor, ABC TV's Good Morning America, Parent Educator/Publishing Consultant  (bio)
London, England

Brian A. Napack (Secretary/Treasurer)
Providence Equity (bio)
New York, NY

Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (bio) 
New Orleans, LA

Jeree H. Pawl, Ph.D.
Mill Valley, CA  (bio)

Cheryl Polk, Ph.D.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation (bio)
Ypsilanti, MI 

Rizwan Shah, M.D.
Child Abuse Program at Blank Children’s Hospital (bio)
Des Moines, IA

Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.
Institute for Infants, Children & Families  (bio)
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
New York City, NY

Paul Spicer, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma (bio)
Norman, OK

Eugene P. Stein
Capital Strategy Research, Inc., Capital Group Companies (bio)
Los Angeles, CA

Mindy Stein
Tikun Olam Foundation
Los Angeles, CA (bio)

Lynn G. Straus, M.S.
Mamaroneck, NY  (bio)

Ross Thompson, Ph.D. (Vice President)
University of California (bio)
Davis, CA

Ginger Ward  (bio)
Southwest Human Development
Phoenix, AZ

Serena Wieder, Ph.D.
New York, NY (bio)

Harry H. Wright, M.D., M.B.A.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine (bio)
Columbia, SC

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., M.D.
Tulane University (bio)
New Orleans, LA


Board Emeritus

Samuel J. Meisels, Ed.D.
University of Nebraska's Buffett Early Childhood Institute (bio)
Lincoln, NE

Kyle Pruett, M.D.
Yale Child Study Center (bio)
New Haven, CT

Arnold J. Sameroff, Ph.D.
Retired from University of Michigan (bio)
Ann Arbor, MI

Marilyn M. Segal, Ph.D.
Retired from Nova Southeastern University (bio)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.
Harvard University (bio)
Cambridge, MA

Edward Zigler, Ph.D.
Yale Child Study Center (bio)
New Haven, CT

 

ZERO TO THREE Council

Richard Atlas
Atlas Family Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Michael N. Cachine, Sr.
McGowan Fund
Washington, DC

Sydney Ferguson Johnson
Dentons
Washington, DC

Lela Sarnat, Ph.D. 
Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco,
the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma counties
Portola Valley, CA

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