Liz joined ECCLA in June 2015 as the Executive Director where she oversees and coordinates the day-to-day operations and assures that the organization’s strategic plan achieves both short-term goals and a long-term vision.
Most recently, Liz managed the statewide advocacy network for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Previously, she was the corporate relations manager at the Denver Art Museum, Development Director at the National Sports Center for the Disabled, and she got her start in fundraising at Colorado School of Mines.
Liz is passionate about early childhood because we know that young children need positive, nurturing, and consistent relationships with the adults in their lives for healthy development and overall well-being. She wants to do everything in her power to see that young children in her home state of Colorado, no matter their heritage, zip code, or family income, get the best possible start in life.
Liz’s undergraduate degrees are in Environmental Conservation and History from CU Boulder and she has an M.S. in Technical Communication from CU Denver. She has experience in management, strategic planning, resource development, communication, and community engagement.
Fun fact: Liz took part in Semester at Sea, a shipboard education program that sailed around the world and visited 13 countries across the globe.