Hannah Lidman has joined the staff of the Children’s Alliance to work on the development of a Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Washington State. Hannah’s work helps the Children’s Alliance advocate for a public sector child and family service organizational model that improves child outcomes, with a focus on healthy development, learning, and racial equity.
She has been an advocate for women and children for over a decade spanning the nonprofit, public, and higher education sectors. She is a public policy and advocacy consultant who in previous positions has worked for the UW’s I-LABS, the League of Education Voters, the Economic Opportunity Institute, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, and the Washington State House of Representatives. During her career in education policy and advocacy, Hannah has worked with numerous state and national partners to develop and pass groundbreaking early learning policies and preserve and increase funding for critical programs.
Hannah has a Master of Public Administration from the Seattle University Institute of Public Service and a Bachelor of Science in Government from Cornell University.
Hannah also devotes her spare time to causes she cares deeply about: She is a board member of the Hearing, Speech, and Deaf Center (HSDC), a Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) group facilitator, and a member of Educare of Greater Seattle Advisory Council.