Christina N. Taylor, MPH – Chief Executive Officer

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 – Chief Financial and Operating Officer

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 on-boarding, payroll, and general facilities management.

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Heather Blanco, MA – Chief Program Officer

As Chief Program Officer, Heather oversees both the early childhood education and early childhood mental health programs for ECCLC.  She also works to align UPK with our current programming.

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Liz Means, MNM – Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Liz is responsible for overseeing all of our special projects and initiatives, including workforce development across the early childhood sector.

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Logan Mansanarez, MPH – Universal Pre-K Manager

As the Universal Pre-K Manager, Logan serves to guide local implementation of UPK as we move into a new era of ECE access in Colorado and locally.  She does this by being a key leader of programmatic work, and supports the development, rollout, implementation and continuous quality improvement of the UPK system in Larimer County.

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Heather Soderberg, IMH-E – Early Childhood Coaching Manager

As Early Childhood Coaching Manager, Heather provides administrative and reflective supervision to our coaching team. She also 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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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 is a Certified Early Childhood Coach and 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.

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Karly Kampe – Early Childhood Workforce Manager

As Early Childhood Workforce Manager, Karly dedicated and focused on workforce recruitment and retention initiatives within ECCLC, including targeted outreach and career navigation services, higher education partnerships, professional development opportunities and more.  She also provides support to individuals entering and advancing in the early childhood sector.

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Chelsea Denny –  Early Care & Education Workforce Coordinator

Chelsea Denny joined our Early Care & Education team in January of 2022, serving as our ECE Workforce Coordinator who is specifically onboard to support FCCH providers. Chelsea just received her B.A. in Education and Human Development from CU Denver in December 2021, and holds an Associate’s Degree in ECE.  In her new role, Chelsea is responsible for FCCH outreach & recruitment, as well as navigation of grants, supports and services for ECE professionals.

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Corinna Crandall, LMFT, IMH-E – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Manager

As the Early Childhood Mental Health Manager, Corinna is responsible for providing both clinical and administrative supervision for our ECMHC team.  She also creates 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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Letha Gillisse, MA – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Letha joined the Council in September 2021 as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMH). She’s excited to contribute with the Council and our partners, as it brings together her passion, experience of working as a teacher, and integration of experiences as a mental health therapist. 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. LMFT, IMH-E – 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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Stacy Hart, MA, LPC, IMH-E – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Stacy joined the Council in September 2021 after working as an early childhood mental health consultant (ECMHC) for the Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) Family Resource Center. She continues as ECMHC lead for Estes Valley, under the leadership of the Council. She is passionate about early childhood experiences and relationships as foundational to all other aspects of a child’s development and learning.

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Maya Turn – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Associate

As the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Associate, Maya provides administrative and project coordination support to our ECCLC teams. She helps maximize our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion work in the early childhood sector.

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Tessa Currie, MPH – Communications Manager

As Communications Manager, Tessa is responsible for implementing ECCLC’s communications strategy and digital marketing.  She also provides oversight for Larimer Thrive by Five and Be Ready Campaigns, as well as plays a role in supporting Larimer Child Care Connect outreach.

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Shannon Silvas- Office Manager

As Office Manager, Shannon is responsible for keeping ECCLC running smoothly.  Shannon provides general office support, as well as clerical and administrative support to program and executive staff, Advisory Council and our Board of Directors. Shannon also supports all of our internal operations as we continue to grow as an organization.

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