Staff and Faculty

Mary Mackrain

Project Director

Agency: Education Development Center

Mary Mackrain has over 20 years of experience in infant and early childhood mental health and early childhood education. She specializes in providing... Read more

MaryCatherine Arbour

Improvement Advisor

Agency: Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Center on the Developing Child, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Arbour performs global health research aimed at designing and evaluating interdisciplinary, community-based interventions in resource-poor settings with... Read more

Jon Korfmacher

Faculty Chair

Agency: The Erikson Institute

Professor Korfmacher’s research focuses on differential responses of children and families to early childhood intervention programs. He is interested in... Read more

Peter Gloor

COIN Consultant

Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter A. Gloor is a Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT's... Read more

Darius Tandon

Maternal Depression Faculty Lead

Agency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Tandon’s research focuses on the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of positive mental health among vulnerable populations. He has conducted... Read more

Linda Beeber

Maternal Depression Faculty Expert

Agency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Linda Beeber has taught or practiced psychiatric nursing for over 35 years.

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Anne Duggan

Maternal Depression Faculty Expert

Agency: Johns Hopkins University

Professor Duggan is director of the Johns Hopkins General Pediatrics Research Center, director of Research Training in General Pediatrics, and director the... Read more

Nancy Topping-Tailby

Maternal Depression Faculty Expert

Agency: Education Development Center

Nancy Topping-Tailby has more than three decades of experience in behavioral health services with children and families, including 20 years in Head Start.... Read more

Deborah Daro

Family Engagement Faculty Expert

Agency: Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago

Prior to joining Chapin Hall in January 1999, Dr. Daro served as the Director of the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research, a program of the... Read more

Paul Dworkin

Developmental Screening Faculty Lead

Agency: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center/Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Dworkin’s interests are at the interface among child development, child health services, and child health policy and his research has focused on the... Read more

Brenda Jones Harden

Developmental Screening Faculty Expert

Agency: University of Maryland College Park

For over 30 years, Dr. Jones Harden has focused on the developmental and mental health needs of young children at environmental risk, specifically children... Read more

Katherine Shealy

Breastfeeding Faculty Expert

Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Katherine Shealy is a Public Health Advisor at the CDC and member of CDC’s Breastfeeding Work Group, working to protect, promote, and support mothers’... Read more

Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis

Breastfeeding Faculty Expert

Agency: Education Development Center

Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis brings nearly twenty years of experience in leadership and management development, quality improvement, systems building, and... Read more

Sally Fogerty

Breastfeeding Faculty Lead

Agency: Education Development Center

Sally Fogerty has been Deputy Director of EDC’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide since 2008. She is involved in... Read more

Lloyd Provost

Improvement Advisor

Agency: Associates in Process Improvement/Institute for Healthcare Improvement

In addition to serving as an Improvement Advisor on specific projects, Mr. Provost serves on the faculty for the IHI Breakthrough Series College and the... Read more

Deborah Perry

External Evaluator

Agency: Georgetown University

Deborah Perry is an associate professor at the Georgetown University Center forChild and Human Development. She is currently the Project Director for a Head... Read more

Carlos Cano

Project Officer

Agency: HRSA Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems


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David Willis

Project Sponsor

Agency: HRSA Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems

Dr. David Willis joined HRSA’s Maternal Child Health Bureau in July 2012 as its Director of the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Services.

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Joanne Martin

Breastfeeding Faculty Expert

Agency: Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana

Joanne Martin is a master prepared registered nurse with a doctorate in public health from UC Berkeley.  From 1968-85, she worked in Santa Cr

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Marcy Raska


Agency: Education Development Center

Marcy Raska joined EDC to work as a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate working for the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvemen

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