Our Staff Team

Meet the team at CI. We’re passionate about supporting kids and families and helping Oregon become the best state to be a kid. Click the images for bios and contact information.

Melissa Duclos

Senior Development Officer

Chelsea Greenwood

Operations Coordinator

Erin Helgren

Early Works Site Liaison, Yoncalla

Dana Hepper

Director of Policy & Advocacy

Toni Iyoha

Family Engagement Coordinator

Laura Labarre

Senior Program Advisor

Marina Merrill

Director of Research & Strategy

Malea Miller 2020

Malea Miller

Advocacy & Policy Coordinator

Eli O’Brate

Finance & Operations Manager

Soobin David Oh

Senior Early Education Advisor

Rafael Otto

Director of Communications

Elena Rivera

Senior Health Policy & Program Advisor

Molly Shaw

Development Assistant

Carole Shellhart

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Kali Thorne Ladd

Chief Executive Officer

Amy Trieu

Advocacy & Partnership Associate

Karen Twain

Director of Programs

Ashley Walker

Communications Associate

Celeste Yager-Kandle

Communications Associate


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