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ZERO TO THREE Welcomes Eme Martin as New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Equity expert to spearhead efforts advancing anti-racism in early childhood

Washington, D.C., September 7, 2022 – ZERO TO THREE, the country’s leading early childhood development nonprofit dedicated to ensuring all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life, proudly announced Emeobong (Eme) Martin, MPH, has joined the organization as its new Lead Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Martin brings years of experience in strengthening diversity to ZERO TO THREE and will provide strategic leadership to support the organization’s commitment to anti-racism and enhance equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies across the organization.

Matthew Melmed, executive director at ZERO TO THREE, stated, “We have a responsibility to address policies and practices that cause harm and deter the promising futures of the babies and toddlers we have committed to protecting. Eme is a strong, passionate and dedicated leader who is committed to embedding equity and diversity into every aspect of our work, and I am thrilled to have her on our team.”

Martin joins ZERO TO THREE from the Alzheimer’s Association, where she built strategic partnerships with top healthcare systems throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Prior to this, Martin held several positions with the Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity and Wellness where she managed a multi-year quarter-million dollar grant to improve health outcomes for African immigrant communities throughout metropolitan Washington, DC. She also partnered with community and healthcare leaders to develop and deliver training and education to achieve health equity. Martin directed the Center’s Annual Conference focused on achieving health equity, developing the event into a revenue-generating event and drawing national expert presenters and attendees. She holds a Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University, a Masters in Public Health from Saint Louis University and is an instructor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

“Ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion are included in all spaces is a lifelong passion, and I am thrilled to join ZERO TO THREE,” added Martin. “Integrating an equity lens at all levels is critical for any organization to implement real change on behalf of their constituents, and it is especially important to those who are creating a firm foundation for our future by working on behalf of infants and toddlers.”

To learn more about ZERO TO THREE’s work in equity, diversity and inclusion, please visit zerotothree.org/equity.



ZERO TO THREE works to ensure all babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Since 1977, the organization has advanced the proven power of nurturing relationships by transforming the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools, and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers. For more information, and to learn how to become a ZERO TO THREE member, please visit zerotothree.org, facebook.com/zerotothree, or follow @zerotothree on Twitter.

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