Meet our empowered global network of leaders making the world a better place for infants and toddlers.

ZERO TO THREE Fellows have the expertise, skills, passion, and commitment to make the world a better place for infants and toddlers.

We offer the premier leadership experience committed to supporting the next generation of early childhood leaders in embracing a courageous, just, and collaborative approach to our shared work.

Our Fellows are diverse professionals across disciplines and sectors who are “change agents” – transforming programs, systems, and policies that impact the lives of young children and their families. Over the 32-year history of the fellowship, more than 300 national and international leaders are alumni of this esteemed network and continue to impact the lives of babies and young children in profound ways. Our alumni maintain lifetime relationships with other Fellows and ZERO TO THREE Board members and Staff through the Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows.

A special message about the power of the Fellowship community from our dear friend, ZERO TO THREE Fellow, and baby champion Yiğit Aksakoğlu.

2020-2022 Fellowship Class

Sajeda Atari Headshot

Sajeda Atari

Early Childhood Specialist, UNICEF

Jessica Beach Headshot

Jessica Beach

Tribal Relations Program Manager, WellCare Health Plans

Shannon Bekman Headshot

Shannon Bekman

Director, Right Start for Colorado, Mental Health Center of Denver

Jazmyn Covington Headshot

Jazmyn Covington

Program Director of Home Visiting, Family League of Baltimore

Morgan Forrester Ray Headshot

Morgan Forrester Ray

Director, NC Initiative for Young Children’s Social-Emotional Health

Sadie Funk Headshot

Sadie Funk

Chief Executive Officer, First3Years

Jeffrey Holzberg Headshot

Jeffrey Holzberg

First Three Co-Founder, Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.

Kalani Makanui

Kalani Makanui

Director of Psychology Training, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Jennifer Mitchell Headshot

Jennifer Mitchell

Senior Director, Clinical Strategy and Innovation, The Children's Center

Naya Patterson Headshot

Naya Patterson

Family Program Coordinator, Generation Hope

Alison D. Peak Headshot

Alison D. Peak

Chief Executive Officer, Allied Behavioral Health Solutions

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Elizabeth Pihlaja

State MIECHV Director, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota

Shin Yee Tan

Shin Yee Tan

Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Inc.

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Jimena Vallejos

Southern-Cone Director/Government Consultant, IMAGO Global Grassroots

Julia Wessel

Julia Wessel

Assistant Director, Parent-Child Clinical Services Program & Director, Child Placement Consultation Team, Lourie Center for Children's Social Emotional Wellness - Adventist Healthcare

Headshot of Muhammed Zeshan

Muhammad Zeshan

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Medical School-Newark


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