Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Staff

Our Team

Executive Director

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.

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.

Program Director

Emilio (he/him) is a Tacoma native living in Seattle. He is passionate about social justice and believes in using grassroots advocacy to build power in communities, and he brings several years’ worth of legislative and electoral campaign experience to the Program Director role.

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.

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.

Communications Specialist

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.

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.

Early Learning Advocacy & Coalition Manager

April has been involved in early learning advocacy in various capacities since 2008.

Administrative Manager

Gillian Murphy came to Children's Alliance via a career that has included being a radio operator on the Greenpeace ships, doing graduate work studying social movements, and teaching sociology.

Early Learning Policy Specialist

Keshia has been advocating for kids and families all of her adult life. She brings robust experience in early childhood and K-12 education as both an educator and an advocate.

Community Engagement Manager

Emijah is a Seattle native from the Central District. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington.

Health Policy Intern

Samantha (She/Her) is a second year Masters of Social Work student at the University of Washington who will be assisting the Health Policy program this year. She is passionate about health care policy reform that creates space and access for all members of Washington state.