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 Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives, has spent more than a decade working on issues in public education and public policy.

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Angelique Smith

As Outreach and Policy Events Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Angelique Smith advocates for the well-being of every Colorado child.

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Annie Slothower

Annie is responsible for administrative support and coordination of development activities, including logistics and execution of fundraising events.

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Beza Taddess

Beza Taddess

As the Communications and Policy Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Beza supports the organization’s communications and outreach efforts

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Carleigh Elkus

As one of the newest member of the team, Carleigh leads the organization in the expansion and implementation of a diversified fund development strategy that includes grant management and funder relationships, individual donor management and special events.

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Cliff Clusin

As the Finance Director, Cliff is responsible for all financial aspects of the Children’S Campaign and general administrative support.

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Chandra Bezjak

Chandra Bezjak is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager for the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Erin Miller

Erin serves as the Vice President of Health Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, working to ensure the health of all Colorado kids.

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Erica Manoatl

Erica Manoatl is the Research Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role she supports the organization’s research priorities, data analysis, and writing in the areas of child health, early childhood development and learning, and K-12 education.

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Jacy Montoya Price

As the Community Groups Coordinator for the Children’s Campaign, Jacy plans our annual Speak Up for Kids day and manages our social media sites.

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Jennifer Corrigan

Jennifer Corrigan, Government Affairs Director for the Children’s Campaign, has more than two decades of experience working on public policy issues.

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Jessica Franklin

As a member of the Development Team for the Children’s Campaign, Jessica is responsible for securing funds through grant writing and research.

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Katie Creedon

Katie Creedon manages the It’s About Kids (IAK) Network, which is the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s grassroots advocacy network.

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Leslie Colwell

Leslie Colwell serves as the Vice President of K-12 Education Initiatives, leading the Campaign’s work to improve education in the state of Colorado.

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Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes serves as the Policy Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Sarah’s background includes experience as both a teacher and attorney.

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Stephanie Perez-Carrillo

Stephanie Perez-Carrillo works as a Policy Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. She previously worked for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

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Tara Manthey

Tara McLain Manthey manages the Children’s Campaign’s external communications, marketing, and media relations. She also leads the Outreach Team.

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