Cindy Oser is Director of I-ECMH Strategy at ZERO TO THREE.
Cindy Oser is a national leader in the field of early childhood and recognized for her work in comprehensive birth-5 service delivery systems; maternal-child health; infant mental health and early intervention; and federal and state early childhood policy. She has directed key state-level agencies, run direct-service programs, and served in key leadership positions with national organizations. Ms. Oser has over 30 years of experience focused on improving health and developmental outcomes for young children and families. She is experienced in directing state and national initiatives, has worked with state leaders in over 40 states. Ms. Oser also serves as a spokesperson for ZERO TO THREE and has been featured in articles and reports for many media outlets including ABC News, Idaho Public Television, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and KIWI magazine.
Ms. Oser is skilled at facilitating change, bringing together diverse perspectives to accomplish common goals. Her national leadership ranges from serving as the first president and founding board member of the IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association to election as a member of the Governing Board of the Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children. She was also selected by ZERO TO THREE as the founding director of the Western Region Office, the first outpost of this national organization. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Young Exceptional Children and the Board of the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health. Ms. Oser combines content knowledge, policy expertise and enthusiasm to bring about positive change for young children and families. She is truly passionate about making sure young children have the very best start in life.