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Heart Day 2015

Staff

Our Team

Executive Director

Dr. Stephan Blanford has dedicated much of his career to advocacy and policymaking for children and families. He has led youth development agencies and educational institutions serving kids from birth to college entrance in Washington state, and was honored to…

Finance Director

Nancy joined Children’s Alliance with a blend of for-profit and nonprofit accounting experience that has supported the building of accounting and financial management systems, and the maintenance of financial stability at Children’s Alliance, for nearly twenty years…

Communications Director

Adam joined the Children’s Alliance in August 2010, bringing more than 12 years of experience reporting on social and economic justice issues. As Communications Director, Adam leads strategic communication around Children's Alliance campaign priorities. Adam is the…

Health Policy Director

As Children’s Alliance’s health policy director, Litonya draws on her past work and experience to advance health equity for all kids.

In 2008 Litonya graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international…

Digital Communications Manager

Charlotte comes to Children’s Alliance via a career in communications that has taken her from selling tickets to music festivals in the UK, to running underground movie nights in China. She became involved in advocacy and social justice when she moved to Seattle in…

Donor Relations Director

Christine (she/her) serves as the Donor Relations Director of Children’s Alliance where she leads the organization’s efforts to build relationships and financial support to fuel powerful, equity-focused public policy and advocacy for Washington’s kids and families.…

Administrative Manager

Gillian Murphy came to Children's Alliance via a career that has included being a radio operator on the Greenpeace ships, graduate work studying social movements, and teaching sociology. She has a deep respect for front-line agents of progressive social change, and…

Donor Relations Associate

Dan (they/them or she/her) is a Pacific Northwest native, originally from Oregon, with an English degree from Seattle Pacific University. Dan is passionate about storytelling and social justice, and has served in various administration and communications…