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.

Swati Adarkar

President and CEO

Maya Crone

Early Works Site Liaison, Earl Boyles

Melissa Duclos

Communications Associate

Chelsea Greenwood

Operations Coordinator

Erin Helgren

Early Works Site Liaison, Yoncalla

Dana Hepper

Director of Policy & Advocacy

Toni Iyoha

Program Assistant

Molly Jones

Executive Assistant

Marina Merrill

Director of Research & Evaluation

Malea Miller

Advocacy & Policy Assistant

Soobin David Oh

Senior Early Education Advisor

Rafael Otto

Senior Communications Associate

Danielle Pacifico-Cogan

Director of Communications

Gini Petersen

Director of Development

Nicole Pexton

Strategic Grant Writer

Paul Reich

Finance & Operations Assistant

Elena Rivera

Senior Health Policy & Program Advisor

Carole Shellhart

Director of Finance and Operations

Helen Shum

Communications Associate

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