Christina N. Taylor, MPH – CEO

Christina has the primary responsibility for leadership of the ECCLC. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, staff development and supervision, resource development and grant writing, budget preparation and financial management, advocacy, program development. Christina is also highly engaged with both community and state organizations, including facilitation of community initiatives and workgroups.

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Lauren Powers – Operations and Finance Director 

Lauren is responsible for managing all funding streams related to Council work, including grant reporting and spend down, and grant compliance. Lauren is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing office and staff operations, including bookkeeping and financial management, information technology, staff onboarding, payroll, and general facilities management.

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Heather Blanco – Early Care & Education Director

Heather manages all quality initiatives work as well as supervising our Early Childhood Coaches and Child Care Support Specialist. Heather oversees our quality initiatives work related to Colorado Shines, as well as Child Care Resource & Referral efforts.  Heather is also responsible for coordinating and organizing workforce recruitment and professional development projects, which includes conducting outreach, career support, provider recruitment, management of scholarship program, and coordination of ECE trainings.

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Liz Means – Early Childhood Mental Health Director 

Liz is responsible for managing the Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Program. Formerly known as the Leap Coalition, the ECMH program works to enhance and expand early childhood mental health services in Larimer County. The ECMH program focuses on workforce development, outreach and advocacy, and systems integration. Liz’s responsibilities include grant writing and reporting, coordination of workforce development projects, convening ECMH stakeholders, and advocating for early childhood at community events.

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Julie Malmberg Grawe – Communications and Development Director 

Julie is responsible for ECCLC’s communications strategy and digital marketing, including managing and maintaining our organization’s website, e-newsletter, and social media accounts and serving as a liaison to related public engagement work in the community. Julie also assists with planning and organizing ECCLC grant seeking, grant writing and program design for grant applications in tandem with program directors and the CEO.

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Heather Soderberg – Early Childhood Coach

Heather provides formal and informal assessments for programs focused around the Colorado Shines Rating and the Professional Development Information System (PDIS). Heather provides coaching support to early care and education programs using coaching skills in order to improve quality services for children using research based tools such as Environment Rating Scales, and serves as the team lead for our Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) initiative. She is an IMH-E® Infant Family Associate, a certified Early Childhood Coach, a Certified Reflective Supervisor/Consultant, an Infant and Toddler Specialist, and an Approved Trainer through the Colorado Department of Education.

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Logan Mansanarez – Early Childhood Coach

Logan provides formal and informal assessments for programs focused around the Colorado Shines Rating and the Professional Development Information System (PDIS). Logan also provides coaching support to early care and education programs using coaching skills in order to improve quality services for children using research based tools such as Environment Rating Scales. Logan serves on various community and state level task forces, ensuring strong community stakeholder engagement for our agency. Logan is a Certified Early Childhood Coach and our Family Child Care Home Specialist.

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Taylor Ashby – Early Childhood Coach

Taylor provides formal and informal assessments for programs focused around the Colorado Shines Rating and the Professional Development Information System (PDIS). Taylor also provides coaching support to early care and education programs using coaching skills in order to improve quality services for children using research based tools such as Environment Rating Scales. Taylor supports our workforce efforts, and serves as a Career Navigation Specialist for current or potential early childhood educators. Taylor is a Certified Early Childhood Coach, supports our workforce efforts, and serves as a Career Navigation Specialist for current or potential early childhood educators.

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Erin Amidon – Early Childhood Coach

Erin provides formal and informal assessments for programs focused around the Colorado Shines Rating and the Professional Development Information System (PDIS). She also provides coaching support to early care and education programs using coaching skills in order to improve quality services for children using research based tools such as Environment Rating Scales. Erin is a Certified Early Childhood Coach.

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Corinna Crandall – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

As an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC), Corinna is responsible for creating nurturing environments that advance social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes among children, families, and early childhood professionals. She works across a broad range of early care and education (ECE) settings to promote wellness in young children by increasing the capacity of adult caregivers to support children’s developmental needs.

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Christina Gomez – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Christina creates nurturing environments that advance social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes among children, families, and early childhood professionals in her role as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC). She works across a broad range of early care and education (ECE) settings to promote wellness in young children by increasing the capacity of adult caregivers to support children’s developmental needs.

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Maya Turn – Early Childhood Mental Health Program Associate 

As the Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Program Associate, Maya helps coordinate the ECMH Program. The ECMH program focuses on three main goals related to enhancing infant and early childhood mental health services in Larimer County: workforce development; public awareness and advocacy; and systems integration.

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Annie Nay – Child Care Support Specialist

Annie provides support to the Early Care & Education Program Manager and coaching team. Annie is also responsible for maintaining an up-to-date database of Larimer providers, and assists with data tracking and reporting. Annie completes outreach and provides support to Level 1 child care programs to move up in the Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Rating System.

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Karly Kampe – Administrative Assistant

Karly joined ECCLC in June 2021. She is the first smiling face you see when you visit our office. She oversees all internal office operations and provides clerical and administrative support to program staff, management, and our board of directors. Karly also preps Advisory Council meetings and take minutes at the meetings.

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