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.
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.
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.
Sarah is a Seattle native and a Garfield High School graduate. She holds a Bachelors degree and a Masters in Education Policy from the University of Washington and specializes in early learning policy analysis, research, and lobbying.
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.
As Children’s Alliance’s health policy director, Litonya draws on her past work and experience to advance health equity for all kids.
Throughout two decades in policy and advocacy work in Washington, Hannah has been involved in many of the major recent issues and advances in early learning, including provider compensation and professional development, quality rating, the Early Childhood Education and Assista
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dan (they/them or she/her) is a Pacific Northwest native, originally from Oregon, with an English degree from Seattle Pacific University.
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.
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.
Tai Yang-Abreu (She/Her) is a policy wonk and avid campaigner for all things equity. She brings three (3) cycles of experience running issue and candidate campaigns in WA to the Children's Alliance. She holds a BA in Global Studies from the University of Washington.