Colorado Children's Staff

We’re dedicated to improving the lives of kids throughout Colorado. Our staff includes experts in policy, advocacy, research, outreach, communications, development, and nonprofit management. We value workplace diversity, strive to be an inclusive organization, and are committed to making the Colorado Children’s Campaign a great place to work.

Kelly Causey, PhD

As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Campaign, Kelly has nearly two decades of experience leading large nonprofit organizations.

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Bill Jaeger

Bill, our Vice President of Early Childhood and PoIicy Initiatives, leads our efforts to ensure all kids have stimulating early experiences in life.

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Annemarie Zach

Annemarie coordinates office operations and administrative responsibilities as our Executive Assistant/Office Manager.

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Brian Heider

Brian serves as our Philanthropy Officer, soliciting major individual gifts and sponsorships for the Campaigns initiatives, programs and projects.

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Charlie Veraza

Charlie Veraza serves as the Development Associate for the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Cliff Clusin

Cliff brings zen to all financial aspects of the Children’s Campaign as our Finance Director.

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Emily Battaglia

Emily is responsible for creating and editing material that works to advance the mission and policy priorities of the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Erin Miller

Erin leads the health policy work of the Colorado Children’s Campaign to improve health insurance coverage and quality for Colorado’s kids.

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Erica Manoatl

Erica supports our expert research and data analysis as our Manager of Research Initiatives.

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Katie Creedon

Katie builds and manages our It’s About Kids Network to ensure statewide support for policy changes on behalf of kids.

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Leslie Colwell

Leslie drives our efforts to improve education in Colorado as our Vice President of K-12 Education Initiatives.

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Lauren Hecht

Lauren serves as the Communications and Advocacy Fellow for the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Melissa Mares

Melissa Mares is the Early Childhood Policy Fellow at the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Rob Sherow

Rob designs and prints our advocacy, research, development and policy materials as our Design Manager.

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Riley Kitts

Riley Kitts serves as the Government Affairs Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Sarah Barnes

Sarah’s experiences as both a teacher and attorney drive her expert analysis as our Manager of Special Policy Initiatives.

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Sarah Hughes

Sarah, our Vice President of Research Initiatives, leads all our data and research analysis, including our signature KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report.

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Shayla Riggle

Shayla is responsible for the conceptualization, coordination and execution of strategic events at the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Stephanie Perez-Carrillo

Stephanie’s background as a teacher drives her passion for improving policy in Colorado kids as our Policy and Partnerships Manager.

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