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Kenneth Dodge

Founder and Principal Investigator

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Robert Murphy

Executive Director, Center for Child & Family health

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Debra Best

Medical Director


Kimberly Friedman

policy engagement & analysis director

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Ben Goodman

Research and innovation Director

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Scott Hippert

Senior Advisor


Marty Jarrell

Communications director  


Anna MacDonald

Development Director

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Amy McCann

managing director

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Jeff Quinn

National Director of Programs


Kristen Southworth

Senior Business Manager


Advisory Board

Research and Evaluation Committee:

Ken Dodge, PhD
Principal Investigator and Founder, Family Connects International

Larry Aber, PhD
Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, Steinhardt School of Cultures, Education, and Human Development, New York University

Bill Bacon, PhD
Director of Evaluation, The Duke Endowment

Oscar Barbarin, PhD
Professor and Chair, African American Studies, University of Maryland

Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, FAAP
President, Healthcare for All NC, Physicians for a National Health Program


Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD
Professor, Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University

Ron Prinz, PhD
Carolina Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina

Richard Barth, PhD, MSW
Dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland

Kyle Pruett, MD
Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Mary Dozier, PhD
Professor, Unidel Amy Elizabeth du Pont Chair in Child Development, University of Delaware

Dissemination and Sustainability Committee:

Scott Hippert, M.Div
Senior Advisor, Family Connects International

Meka Sales, MS, CHES
Director of Special Initiatives, The Duke Endowment

Deborah Daro, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Libby Doggett, PhD
Advocate & Strategic Change Leader for Early Learning, Washington, DC

David Willis, MD, FAAP
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Ralph Smith, J.D.
Managing Director, The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Kristy Kent
Senior Program Manager, Blue Cross/Blue Shield NC