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 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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Angelique Smith

Angelique advocates for the well-being of every Colorado child as our Strategic Events Coordinator.

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Beza Taddess as an adult

Beza Taddess

Beza supports our communications and outreach efforts, and makes everyone a birthday cake, as our Communications and Policy Coordinator.

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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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Erin Miller

Erin serves as the Vice President of Health Initiatives, working to ensure the health of all Colorado kids.

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Joy Fitzgerald

As our Grant Writer and Evaluation Team Manager, Joy manages all our grants and leads the evaluation of our work.

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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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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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Samantha Espinoza

Sam joined the Colorado Children’s Campaign staff as a Policy Analyst after serving as their Government Affairs Intern while completing her MSW at the University of Denver.

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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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Tara Manthey

Tara leads our communications, outreach and advocacy efforts as Vice President of Advocacy and Communications.

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