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.

My experience was life-changing. It provided the opportunity for me to deepen and expand my understanding of systemic barriers and inequities that families from diverse and marginalized communities must navigate to raise their children. I continue to be driven by the collective goal to integrate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the infant and early childhood mental health field.

Nucha Isarowong, ZERO TO THREE Fellow 2012-2013

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

2022-2024 Fellowship Class


Valeria Atanacio

Tribal Affairs Director,
Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care


Pyae Phyo Aung

Child Development Specialist, Ministry of Health, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar


Amy Finlay-Jones

Head of the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Team,
Telethon Kids Institute


Yolanda Fountain Hardy

Owner and Executive Director, Play Wellness LLC

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Jessica Gordon

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics of Tampa Bay

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Marla Hatrak

Alliance for Language and Literacy for Deaf Children

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Fatima Kadik

Director of Early Childhood Mental Health Services,
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Kelly McGlothen-Bell

Assistant Professor,
UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing

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Andrea G. Oliveira

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Policy and Initiatives Lead,
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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Celeste Poe

Clinical Instructor and Attending NICU and Perinatal Psychologist,
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Roop Zainab Rana

Chief Executive Officer,
The Healing Triad

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Sylvan Ryder

Director of Operations and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University Neonatal Growth and Development (GraD) Clinic

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Leah Sanchez

Program Manager,
Special Start program at the Alameda County Public Health Department

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Pamela Scorza

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Sciences,
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

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Kellie Spilman

Early Success Coalition at Porter-Leath

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Dani Stamm Thomas

Early Learning Hub Director, Clackamas County, Oregon

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Aditi Subramaniam

Associate Director,
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH), Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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Jordan Thibodeaux

Senior Research Associate, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Callan Wells

Senior Health Policy Manager, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

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Shemika Whiteside

Founder/Executive Director, Zora’s Cradle


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