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Paola Maranan, Member

Paola Maranan is the Executive Director of the Children's Alliance, an organization she has been involved with since 1993.

Paola served for nine years as policy director at the Children's Alliance. In that position, she helped the organization define its public policy priorities, design and provide advocacy training to groups across the state, and coordinate the organization's efforts to identify and respond to the needs of children and families of color. After leaving the Alliance to work as Program Manager for the Children's Initiative at United Way of King County, she served on the Alliance's Board of Directors. She returned to the Alliance in 2003 to serve as the organization's Executive Director.

Paola has also worked for the Washington State Family Policy Council and the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs. Previously she has worked in Alabama in the areas of voting rights and prison reform.

Paola received her BA in Government from Harvard University.

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