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Board of Directors

Our ZERO TO THREE leadership team takes a unique multidisciplinary approach to child development.

They bring together the perspectives of many fields, and their expertise is rooted in all domains of development—social, emotional, intellectual, language, and physical. The ZERO TO THREE management team and Board of Directors work together to promote children’s overall health and well-being in the context of family and culture.

Board Officers

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Walter S. Gilliam

Vice President

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Tammy Mann

Chair of the Committee of the Board

Matthew Melmed, Executive Director

Matthew Melmed

Executive Director

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Paul Spicer

Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Lee Beers

Lee Beers

Medical Director, Community Health and Advocacy, Children’s National Hospital

Abel Covarrubias

Abel Covarrubias

Founder and CEO, Aprendamos Intervention Team

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Felicia DeHaney

Director of Program and Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program, University of California, San Francisco

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Mary Margaret Gleason

Division Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School & Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

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Jon Korfmacher

Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at University of Chicago

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Andrew N. Meltzoff

Co-Director, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)

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Lisa Mennet

Founder, Perigee Fund

Michelle Meyercord

Michelle Meyercord

Director, Stephen A Schwarzman Foundation

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Catherine Monk

Professor, Medical Psychology, Columbia University

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Michael R. Olenick

President and CEO, Child Care Resource Center

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Joy Osofsky

Paul J. Ramsay Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and Barbara Lemann Professor of Child Welfare, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

Helen H. Raikes

Helen H. Raikes

Willa Cather Professor Emeritus of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Lauren A. Smith

Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation

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Barbara Thompson

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

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H. Marcel Wright

Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Adventist Healthcare

Board Emeritus

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Samuel J. Meisels

Founding Executive Director, University of Nebraska's Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Kyle Pruett

Kyle D. Pruett

Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

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Arnold J. Sameroff

Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

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Jack P. Shonkoff

Founding Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Founding Members

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Leon J. Yarrow


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Edward Zigler