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ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Class of 2020-2022
We are proud to announce our outstanding 2020-2022 ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Class!
ZERO TO THREE is pleased to present our 2020-22 ZERO TO THREE Fellows! The Fellows are a vibrant, diverse cohort of early and mid-career leaders who bring a broad range of expertise, skills, and perspectives to their commitment to ensure infants and toddlers have a strong start in life.
Selected from a highly competitive process, the Fellows will engage in an intensive 18-month fellowship experience that strives to strengthen and expand their leadership capacity to transform systems, policies, and programs in service to equitable access and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families. The complexity of challenges facing young children and families requires courageous, compassionate leaders who can mobilize a diversity of collaborators, partners, and constituents in collective action to advance innovative, sustainable change.
For more than four decades, ZERO TO THREE has been the premier organization for professionals who work to be champions in the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families. A legacy program of ZERO TO THREE, the fellowship strives to empower a global network of transformative leaders committed to making the world a better place for infants and toddlers. We are proud to welcome our new Fellows!
The members of our 2020-2022 Fellowship class are…
Jessica Beach Tribal Relations Program Manager
WellCare Health Plans
Shannon Bekman Director, Right Start for Colorado
Mental Health Center of Denver
Jazmyn Covington Program Director of Home Visiting
Family League of Baltimore
Morgan Forrester Ray Director
NC Initiative for Young Children’s Social-Emotional Health
Sadie Funk Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Holzberg First Three Co-Founder
Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.
Kalani Makanui Director of Psychology Training
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Jennifer Mitchell Senior Director, Clinical Strategy and Innovation
The Children’s Center
Naya Patterson Family Program Coordinator
Alison D. Peak Chief Executive Officer
Allied Behavioral Health Solutions
Elizabeth Pihlaja State MIECHV Director
Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota
Shin Yee Tan Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Inc.
Jimena Vallejos Southern-Cone Director/Government Consultant
IMAGO Global Grassroots
Julia Wessel Assistant Director, Parent-Child Clinical Services Program & Director, Child Placement Consultation Team
Lourie Center for Children’s Social Emotional Wellness - Adventist Healthcare
Muhammad Zeshan Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Rutgers Medical School-Newark
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