Staff

Victor Colman, JD – Director

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Staff:

Jennifer Trott, MPH – Associate Director

Dorsol Plants – Outreach Specialist