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Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

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…

Deputy Director

Adam joined the Children’s Alliance in August 2010 as Communications Director, and became Deputy Director in January 2021. He oversees our communications, policy and mobilization efforts and helps build a workplace culture of accountability and results for kids.…

Finance Director

De Angelo Jones is the Finance Director at Children’s Alliance. He was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Northern Arizona with a BA in business. He has been in the nonprofit sector for a number of years and seeing the outcomes of the…

Policy Manager

Kaitie Dong is the proud granddaughter of Chinese immigrants. Inspired by her family and the King County community she grew up in, Kaitie is passionate about centering the voices and needs of marginalized communities in policy. Kaitie started community organizing as…

Health Policy Manager

Cassidy (she/her) began her work as the Health Policy Manager in 2022 after living in Oregon and Colorado for most of her life where she focused her studies and career in advancing equitable health policy efforts. Cassidy earned a dual Masters Degree in public…

ELAA Director

Hana was adopted from South Korea, but raised in Seattle. Hana recently worked for Social Venture Partners Seattle as their Program Manager of Community Investment. She managed their multi-year grantmaking program by facilitating the committees that select new…

Communications Manager

Charlotte came 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…

Mobilization Manager

Megan is passionate about strengthening families, assisting previously incarcerated individuals with re-entry, ending mass incarceration, and dismantling racist systems. A former teen and incarcerated mother, she overcame systemic barriers to become a…

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…