The JDAF Advisory Committee comprises some of the nation's leaders in early childhood health and education. The Committee, which consists of dedicated professionals across subject areas, provides the Foundation with strategic leadership and advice throughout the work of the Foundation. 

Barbara Bowman
Co-Founder, Erikson Institute

Sue Bredekamp, PhD
Early Childhood Education Consultant

Marian Wright Edelman
Pioneering activist for children's rights and Founder of the Children's Defense Fund

Lynette M. Fraga, PhD
Executive Director, Child Care Aware of America

Ellen Galinsky, PhD
Executive Director, Mind in the Making, a program of the Bezos Foundation

Beth Hartell
Principal, Peartree Nutrition

Guylaine Richard, MD, MPH
Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Erana Sanders
PACT RN, Care Coordinator, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Julie Shuell
Project Director, Nemours Foundation

Yasmina Vinci
Executive Director, National Head Start Association

Barbara Willer, PhD
Senior Advisor for Strategic Innovation, National Association for the Education of Young Children