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Senior Leadership

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.

Executive Leadership Team

Matthew Melmed, Executive Director

Matthew Melmed

Executive Director

Ernestine Benedict, Chief Communications Officer

Ernestine Benedict

Chief Communications Officer

Miriam Calderón

Miriam Calderón

Chief Policy Officer

Tracy Crudup, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tracy Crudup

Chief Human Resources Officer

Janice Im, Chief Program Officer

Janice Im

Chief Program Officer

Pia Valdivia, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Pia Valdivia

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Candace Winkler, Chief Development and Strategy Officer

Candace Winkler

Chief Development and Strategy Officer

Senior Staff Leadership

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Darneshia Allen

Manager, Training and Technical Assistance Integration for the Infant Toddler Court Program

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Lynette Aytch

Director of the Leadership Development Institute

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Elizabeth Bicio

Senior Director of Quality, HealthySteps

Jennifer Boss

Jennifer Boss

Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Coordination and Strategy

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Rahil D. Briggs

National Director, HealthySteps

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Julie Cohen

Associate Director, Policy Center

Patricia Cole

Patricia A. Cole

Senior Director of Federal Policy, Policy Center

Jamie Colvard

Jamie Colvard

Director of State Policy

Wallace Daniels

Wallace Daniels

Assistant Director, Human Resources

Justine Davenport

Justine Davenport

Director, Advocacy

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Lauren Donovan

Director, Strategic Initiatives

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Edima Elinewinga

Chief Technology Officer

Maria Gehl

Maria Gehl

Project Director, Mindfulness in Early Childhood

Laila Fritz

Laila Fritz

Product Director of Technology, Healthy Steps

Jenifer Goldman Fraser

Jenifer Goldman Fraser

Director of Research and Evaluation, National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP)

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Kristen Greene

Associate Director, Professional Innovations Division (PID)

Noelle Hause

Noelle Hause

Senior PD Manager, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Professional Innovations Division (PID)

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Janie Huddleston

Director, National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP)

Sarah LeMoine

Sarah LeMoine

Senior Director, Professional Innovations Division (PID)

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Johanna Lister

Director of Policy, HealthySteps

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Katrina Macasaet

PD Manager, Professional Innovations Division (PID)

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Eme Martin

Lead Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Bridgitt Mitchell

Bridgitt Mitchell

Senior Director of Training and Quality, National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL)

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Siobhan Mueller

Director of Communications and Marketing

Kathleen Mulrooney

Kathleen Mulrooney

Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Strategy-Program

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Christina Nigrelli

Senior Director of Programs

Rebecca Parlakian

Rebecca Parlakian

Senior Director of Programs

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Amy Pirretti

National Director, National Center on Early Childhood, Development, Teaching, and Learning

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Stefanie Powers

Editorial Director, Professional Innovations Division (PID); Editor in Chief, ZERO TO THREE Journal

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Kathy Reschke

Senior Content Specialist

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Julia Richards

Senior Director, Professional Innovations Division (PID)

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Alice Ricks

Director of Strategic Operations, HealthySteps

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Ryan Sabot

Director of Individual Philanthropy

Torey Silloway

Torey Silloway

Director of Policy and Financing, National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP)

Dorinda Silver Williams

Dorinda Silver Williams

Director, Military Family Projects

Luisa Soaterna-Castañeda

Luisa Soaterna-Castañeda

Director, Program Management and Technology, National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL)

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Christy Stanton

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, Policy Center

Sophia Taula-Lieras

Sophia Taula-Lieras

Project Director, Programmatic Assistance for Tribal Home Visiting (PATH)

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Jennifer Tracey

Senior Director, Growth and Sustainability, HealthySteps

Nicole Tullis

Nicole Tullis

Director of Development, Healthy Steps

Lindsay Usry

Lindsay Usry

Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Strategy-Policy

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Trenna Valado

Senior Director, Research & Evaluation

Lisa M. Wilson, M.Ed.

Lisa M. Wilson, M.Ed.

Director of Equity & Outreach, National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL)

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