Joan Lombardi

Joan Lombardi Ph.D. is an international expert on child development and social policy. Currently, she serves as Senior Advisor to the Bernard van Leer Foundation on global child development strategies and to the Buffett Early Childhood Fund on national initiatives. She also directs Early Opportunities LLC, focusing on innovation, policy and philanthropy. Over the past … Continued

Gazing into the 1,000 Days Window

Most parents will agree that pregnancy and a child’s first two years of life can feel downright magical. It’s a time marked by love, joy and growth beyond compare. But even more than that, those first 1,000 days (9 months of pregnancy + two years) represent an unparalleled opportunity to set a foundation for life-long … Continued

Introducing the Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative

Breastfeeding is a powerful life-saver.  It is also a critical to the long term health and well-being of both mother and child. Unfortunately, the majority of world’s mothers are not able to optimally breastfeed their children. In fact, just 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed in the first six months and suboptimal breastfeeding practices contribute … Continued

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition

Building upon the unprecedented 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London, at which $4 billion was committed to high-impact nutrition programs, a global coalition of advocates have come together to keep the pressure on governments and donors to scale up funding for nutrition. The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) includes a broad array … Continued

Mannik Sakayan

Mannik Sakayan is Director of Advocacy and Outreach at 1,000 Days. She has extensive experience working on both foreign and domestic policy issues on and off Capitol Hill. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Mannik served as Deputy Director of Government Relations at Bread for the World, where she led advocacy to end global and domestic … Continued

Danielle Porfido

Danielle Porfido is a Manager of Global Policy and Advocacy at 1,000 Days. In this role, Danielle supports the organization’s global nutrition advocacy efforts to advance U.S. policy and increase funding for nutrition during the critical 1,000 Day window. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Danielle worked as a Press Assistant for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where she … Continued

Amanda Medlock

Amanda Medlock is the Outreach & Operations Associate at 1,000 Days. Prior to joining the team, she interned with the Universities Fighting World Hunger at Auburn University where she led on the International Annual UFWH Summit, and assisted with the development of the Irish Osteoporosis Society in Dublin, Ireland. She also has extensive volunteer experience … Continued

Adrianna Logalbo

Adrianna Logalbo is Managing Director of 1,000 Days, providing strategic leadership across 1,000 Days’ initiatives.  Adrianna brings over a decade of experience in engaging communities “outside the beltway” on some of the world’s most pressing global challenges, from malaria to malnutrition. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Adrianna led the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, … Continued

Cara Brumfield

Cara Brumfield is the U.S. Policy and Research Manager at 1,000 Days. Dedicated to the anti-poverty movement, Cara has experience working on issues such as hunger, housing, and economic mobility. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Cara worked at the Housing Assistance Council where she conducted research and analysis in support of the organization’s mission to … Continued

Andrea Beegle

Andrea Beegle is the Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships at 1,000 Days. Her passion and experience is to connect people to the world’s most pressing issues in fun and impactful ways. Andrea joined 1,000 Days in 2013 after most recently working at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) where she was focused on building … Continued