Leanne Redman, PhD

Leanne Redman, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center within the Louisiana State University System where she directs the Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Research Program and the Maternal and Infant Nutrition Core Laboratory. Dr. Redman holds adjunct appointments with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, LSUHSC in New Orleans … Continued

Dr. Alison Stuebe

Dr. Alison Stuebe is Associate Professor for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Her research focuses on modifiable risk factors for metabolic disease in the perinatal period, and she has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications on gestational diabetes, pregnancy-associated weight gain, and the maternal health … Continued

Jennifer Klein

Jennifer Klein was a Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton on Women’s Issues for the Hillary for America campaign and the Clinton-Kaine Presidential Transition.  She is a consultant to Dalberg Global Development Advisors, advising clients on domestic and international gender issues. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to 1,000 … Continued

Michael Madnick

Michael Madnick is a Senior Advisor of Global Philanthropy at CCS Fundraising. He has served in various leadership positions in the international philanthropy arena, and most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Prior to this position he was Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Advocacy at … Continued

Cindy Huang

Cindy Huang is a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. She works on issues related to refugees, fragile and conflict-affected states, gender equality, development effectiveness, and strengthening US development policy. Most recently, she co-chaired a study group on forced displacement and development, culminating in a report with the International Rescue Committee, Refugee … Continued

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

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