Victor Colman, JD – Director
Victor Colman is the Director of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC). In the last few years, he has steered COPC to numerous policy successes, including the establishment of a Safe Routes to School program in state statute and the initial development of a statewide food policy council. Victor is also the President of Uncommon Solutions, Inc., a health policy consulting firm based in Olympia, WA. A Washington resident since 1997, Victor served in various legislative and policy advisor roles at the Washington State Department of Health from 1999 until 2007. He also worked for thirteen years in public health policy and prevention in Northern California, both for non-profits and county governments. Victor has a BA from Michigan State University and a JD from the University of San Francisco.
Erin Dziedzic – Lobbyist
Erin Dziedzic works as the primary lobbyist for the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, garnering support from legislators for important health policy initiatives. Erin is the principal in Dziedzic Public Affairs firm, a private consulting firm that started in 2012. Prior to launching her own consulting firm, Erin was the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) director of government relations for the state of Washington. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as the chief staff lobbyist for ACS CAN, managing both state and federal issues. Erin has a background in lobbying, campaigns, and fundraising. Her previous experience includes three years as the political director for the House Democratic Campaign Committee. She has also worked as a legislative aide in Olympia and has run several successful legislative campaigns. Erin has a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington.
Carrie Glover – Policy Consultant
Carrie works as a policy consultant for the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition with a focus on legislative and administrative advocacy relating to health, nutrition, and physical activity. Carrie started her career as a grassroots organizer for the American Cancer Society in Washington State. Carrie then served as a Policy Specialist in the Region 10 Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she worked on a wide range of health and social service issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act. After her time working for the federal government, Carrie returned to the non-profit sector to work on issues relating to health access, food security, and public health. Carrie started her own policy consulting business in 2016 and began working with COPC where she does policy development, research, and analysis. Carrie has an MA in Comparative Politics from Western Washington University.
Alexis Sarah – Communications Support
Alexis provides all communication support related to the advocacy strategies of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. She brings a blend of public, private and nonprofit experience. With a background in biological research she brings skills in database management, data collection, observation, and project logistics. She has been the leader in establishing operational and communication systems that work for organizations. Alexis received her Bachelor of Science and her Masters of Public Administration from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
Jennifer Trott, MPH – Associate Director
Dorsol Plants – Outreach Specialist