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 receive the Leadership for Equity award at the culmination of his term as an elected school board director for Seattle Public Schools in 2017.
Stephan was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Child Care Collaborative Task Force and Dental Therapy Task Force. He serves on the national board of Partnership for America’s Children and as the Board Chair for Integrated Schools, a nationwide organization that mobilizes families to practice antiracist school integration. Stephan considers his role at Children's Alliance as a continuation of his life's work to be in service of children and families.