Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Building a Competitive Future Right from the Start

A Paid Family Leave Forum

April 25, 2012
Ford Foundation
New York, New York


8:00     Breakfast and Registration

8:30     Introductory Remarks

Luis Ubiñas
Ford Foundation

Michael Sparer
Professor and Department Chair
Health Policy Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Lee Kreader
Interim Director
National Center for Children in Poverty

8:45     Framing the Day

Ellen Bravo
Executive Director
Family Values@Work

Matthew Melmed
Executive Director
ZERO TO THREE National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Anna Wadia
Program Officer
Ford Foundation

9:30     Introductory Remarks

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
National Center for Children and Families, Teacher’s College, Columbia University

9:35     Panel I

Jane Waldfogel
Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs
School of Social Work, Columbia University

Laurence Grummer-Strawn
Nutrition Branch Chief
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

David J. Socolow
Former Commissioner
New Jersey Department of Labor

Dana Friedman
The Early Years Institute

Wendy Chavkin (Moderator)
Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

10:30     Q&A

11:00     Break (light snack)

11:15     Panel II

Ruth Milkman
Professor and Academic Director
The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at CUNY

Herb Greenberg

Mary McLaughlin
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Mark Schuster
William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Ariane Hegewisch
Study Director
Institute for Women's Policy Research

Wendy Chun-Hoon (Moderator)
D.C. Director
Family Values@Work

12:30     Q&A

1:00     Wrap-up

1:30     Lunch/Networking

Lynda Parmely
Hagedorn Foundation

Patrick Hain
Program Associate
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Harold Levy
Managing Director, Palm Ventures
Former Chancellor, New York City Public Schools

2:15     Building Momentum for Paid Family Leave

Netsy Firestein
Labor Project for Working Families

Gale Brewer
Council Member
New York City Council, District 6

Sherry Leiwant
A Better Balance

Donna Dolan
New York State Paid Leave Coalition

Vicki Shabo (Moderator)
Director of Work and Family Programs
National Partnership for Women and Families

3:10     Breakout sessions

4:25     Reports to Group

4:45     Wrap Up


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Building a Competitive Future Right from the Start is supported by funding from the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.