Zavi Brees-Saunders, MPH

Program Director, Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar

Zavi Brees-Saunders, MPH, joined the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National in November 2020 as Program Director of the Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar. Zavi will lead the DC Mother-Baby Wellness Initiative. She has a Master of Public Health degree, specialized in Maternal-Child Health, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She has over 20 years of experience developing, implementing and leading public health programs, primarily focused on women’s health and maternal and child health both internationally and in her home state of Hawaii.


Prior to joining the Developing Brain Institute, she served as Director of Health Operations at Community of Hope in Washington, D.C. Zavi brings a strong commitment to improving maternal and child health. As Program Director of the Clark Parent & Child Network Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar, Zavi will lead all phases of the program including strategic planning, execution and evaluation ensuring that implementation is carried out in accordance with the objectives of the program and organization.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab