Our Advisors​

We’re proud to work with leaders in the field of infant and early childhood mental health, pediatrics, and health care.

National Advisory Committee 2020-2021

Our National Advisory Committee provides recommendations and guidance for effective sustainability, replication, and scaling of HealthySteps.

  • George L. Askew, MD, FAAP, Prince George’s County Health & Human Services, Maryland
  • Jenny Babcock, MPH, Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans
  • Michael C. Barth, PhD, Economist and Independent Consultant; Founding Director, HealthySteps
  • Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
  • Lindsey Browning, MPP, National Association of Medicaid Directors
  • Dominique Charlot-Swilley, PhD, Early Childhood Innovation Network, Georgetown University; Center for Child and Human Development, Children’s National Primary Care
  • Mary Alice Cohen, Office of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
  • George Halvorson, Institute for InterGroup Understanding
  • Margot Kaplan‐Sanoff, EdD, Past Executive Director, HealthySteps
  • Andrea Maresca, MPH, Thorn Run Partners
  • Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP, The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Aimee C. Ossman, MPA, Children’s Hospital Association
  • Ayelet Talmi, PhD, IMH‐E® (IV‐C), University of Colorado School of Medicine; Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Debra Waldron, MD, MPH, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • David Willis, MD, FAAP, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Evaluation Advisory Group 2020-2021

Our Evaluation Advisory Group supports our commitment to building the evidence base for HealthySteps and provides input on our research and evaluation activities. 

  • MaryCatherine Arbour, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School
  • DeAnn Davies, MS, CLC, C-IPMH, HealthySteps Program Manager, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center
  • Laura Ibanez Gomez, LMSW, HealthySteps Program Manager, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
  • Uma R. Kotagul, MMBS, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; University of Cincinnati
  • Doré R. LaForett, PhD, Child Trends 
  • Helen Lee, PhD, MDRC
  • Julie Leis, PhD, James Bell Associates
  • Alix McNulty, MSN, RN, CPSTI, HealthySteps Program Manager, Advocate Medical Group
  • Catherine Monk, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Lance Till, MS, James Bell Associates

ZERO TO THREE Board HealthySteps Workgroup 2020-2021

  • Abel Covarrubias, MA, Aprendamos Intervention Team
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (Chair)
  • Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, University of Maryland School of Social Work 
  • Jon Korfmacher, PhD, Erikson Institute
  • Catherine Monk, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, CDC Foundation
  • Barbara Thompson, MS, Formerly Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

  • Ross Thompson, PhD, University of California, Davis

  • H. Marcel Wright, MBA, Adventist HealthCare