Paola Maranan is the Executive Director of Children's Alliance, an organization she has been involved with—in one role or another—since 1993. A hallmark of her work has been to bring greater attention to the racial disparities that diminish opportunity for Washington’s kids. She is proud to be part of a Children’s Alliance team whose practice focuses on racial equity.
Paola’s commitment to improving the lives of children and families also led her to work with United Way of King County’s Children’s Initiative, the Washington State Family Policy Council, and the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs. She serves on the national KIDS COUNT Steering Committee for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Prior to returning to her home state of Washington, she worked in Alabama in the areas of voting rights and prison reform, and attended Harvard University, where she earned a B.A. in Government.