Welcome our new board members
Join us in welcoming Shanna Farmer, Tallerita Tunney-Rogers, Kait Schwartz, and Kerry Tipper to the Children’s Campaign Board of Directors. Shanna, Tallerita, Kait, and Kerry join a diverse board whose members bring content area expertise, lived experience, and functional skills to advance the work of the organization. Welcome!
Read more about Shanna, Tallerita, Kait and Kerry below.
Shanna Farmer, President/CEO at United Way, Pueblo: Shanna has extensive experience working in Southern Colorado and has dedicated her career to the community. Born and raised in Pueblo, she has served as a board member for several nonprofits and volunteered thousands of hours with local and statewide organizations. Shanna received her undergraduate degree from CSU-Pueblo in Political Science, with minors in Mass Communication and Leadership Studies, and she holds an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Kait Schwartz, Manager of Government Affairs and Policy at PDC Energy, Denver: Kait is passionate about politics, policy, and civic engagement. Her past and current roles in government have kept her deeply engaged in policymaking and campaigns, and she has appreciated the opportunities to make the world a better place. Born and raised in Colorado, Kait received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University.
Kerry Tipper (JD), City Attorney for the City and County of Denver, Denver: Kerry has prosecuted civil rights, antidiscrimination, and consumer protection law violations; represented state agencies regulating healthcare; and defended clients facing litigation and state and federal investigations. Kerry is a former legislator who represented House District 28 (Central Lakewood) in Colorado’s General Assembly. She focused her legislative work on fair representation, consumer protection, reproductive health, and early childhood education. Born in Colorado, Kerry spent her early childhood in Mexico and Costa Rica before returning to the U.S. in elementary school. Kerry is a graduate of the University of Denver and Northeastern School of Law.
Tallerita Tunney-Rogers (MSW, MPA), Community Leader, Denver: Tallerita is Diné from Grey Mountain, Arizona and is of the Many Goats clan. Much of her work experience includes foster home licensing and adoption certification home studies, but she finds the most rewarding work in keeping Indigenous children with Indigenous communities. Tallerita received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Macalester College and an MSW and MPA from Arizona State University.