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Fellowship Class of 2016-2018

ZERO TO THREE is pleased to present our 2016-2018 ZERO TO THREE Fellows!

Our new Fellows are 15 accomplished professionals whom were selected through a rigorous review process and represent a diversity of disciplines, sectors, backgrounds, and geographic locations.

They bring to the fellowship the passion, will, and influence to advance change in programs, systems, and policies that positively impact the well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families. Each Fellow has a specific vision for change in their professional context that will be accomplished through innovative thinking, collaboration, and partnerships across roles, disciplines, and sectors. The fellowship experience will provide dynamic and challenging opportunities for the Fellows to grow professionally and personally by expanding their knowledge, strengthening skills, broadening their perspective, and establishing lifelong, rewarding relationships.

2016-2018 Fellowship Class

Yigit Aksakoglu Headshot

Yigit Aksakoglu

Country Representative for Turkey, Bernard van Leer Foundation

Arlae Alston Headshot

Arlae Alston

Family Engagement Project Manager, Puente de la Costa Sur

Clinton Boyd, Jr. Headshot

Clinton Boyd, Jr.

Doctoral Student, the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University

Jane Duer Headshot

Jane Duer

Early Intervention Coordinator & Project Launch Director, Alabama Department of Mental Health

Nicole Gardner-Neblett Headshot

Nicole Gardner-Neblett

Advanced Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Andria Goss Headshot

Andria Goss

Project Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family/Erikson Institute

Sarah Barclay Hoffman Headshot

Sarah Barclay Hoffman

Assistant Director, Early Childhood Innovation Network

Rochelle Matacz Headshot

Rochelle Matacz

President, Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, West Australia (AAIMHI WA)

Lee McMahon Kelley Headshot

Lee McMahon Kelley

Senior Program Analyst, Office of Family Readiness Policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Kalpana Miriyala Headshot

Kalpana Miriyala

Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Marshall University School of Medicine

Lana Nenide Headshot

Lana Nenide

Executive Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH)

Erin Smeltzer Headshot

Erin Smeltzer

Director, School Readiness Program, Florida Department of Education

Vincent C. Smith Headshot

Vincent C. Smith

Associate Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Kate Wasserman Headshot

Kate Wasserman

Director of Parent, Infant and Early Childhood (PIEC) Program, Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work

Catherine Wright Headshot

Catherine Wright

Early Childhood Mental Health System Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Human Services

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