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Cynthia L. Tate, PhD

State Services Liaison, PN-3 Hub Lead


serve as the State Services Liaison for Washington and South Carolina; am the PN-3 Hub Lead for Washington; am a part of the faculty for the Equity Leaders Action Network, and work to advance cross-systems collaboration between early childhood and child welfare systems.

I do this work because…

working to ensure that our youngest children can develop to their full potential and thrive in their families and communities is the best way to move humanity forward in the future.

Work History, Awards

  • Executive Director of the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development
  • Senior Administrator at Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services
  • 2020 Awardee of the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health


  • Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Albany