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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

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…

Health Policy Director

As an advocate and proud enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe, Charles focuses on local and state advocacy. From his childhood on the Yurok reservation, he was sent to one of the remaining Indian Boarding Schools where his experiences helped inform his fight for…

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…

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…