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Victor Colman, JD  - Director


Victor Colman earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He worked thirteen years in public health policy and prevention in California both for non-profits and county governments. He moved to Washington State in 1997 and served in various legislative and policy advisor roles at the Washington State Department of Health from 1999 – 2007. He is currently President of Uncommon Solutions, Inc., a health policy consultant firm based in Olympia, WA.   One current project is the staffing of a statewide public health advocacy group, termed the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition.  In the last few years he helped to steer this group to several policy successes, including the establishment of the Safe Routes to School program in state statute, and the initial development of a statewide food policy council.

 

 

Jennifer Trott, MPH  - Associate Director

Jennifer Trott is Associate Director of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition and is based in Seattle, WA. In her role with the Coalition, she oversees the Soda Free Sundays campaign, institutional efforts toward healthier beverage environments, and general Coalition communications and outreach efforts. She recently coordinated the development of “Shared Use for Washington State: A toolkit to guide community partners in forming successful agreements”. Prior to joining the Coalition, Jennifer was the Communications Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s flagship health care program, Aligning Forces for Quality. She has several years of experience researching and managing communications for RWJF grants, especially focused on vulnerable populations.  She has a BA from Wellesley College and a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University.

 

Dorsol Plants – Outreach Specialist

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Dorsol Plants is a former US Army Cavalry Scout, who invaded Iraq in 2003 and returned for another combat deployment in 2005. After leaving the military, he moved to Seattle, WA in 2007, and has worked as a community organizer and activist for people’s health and the homeless since. Running for Seattle City Council in 2009, he has recently served on the Board of the Seattle Veterans’ Standdown and as campaign coordinator for Soda Free Sunday, a county wide awareness campaign on the harmful effect of sugary drinks. Presently; he is working for the COPC as a coordinator for the Hydrate For Health campaign, encouraging organizations and families to provide healthier beverage options to our community.

Erin Dziedzic – Lobbyist

Erin is the principal in Dziedzic Public Affairs firm, a private consulting firm that she launched in early 2013. Prior to starting on her own, she was with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s, director of government relations for the state of Washington. She worked as the chief staff lobbyist for ACS CAN managing both state and federal issues from 2006 until 2013.

Erin has a background in lobbying, monitoring, and fundraising. Her experience includes three years as the political director for the House Democratic Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the State House. She has also worked as a legislative aide in Olympia and ran several successful legislative campaigns.

 

 

 

Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Mailing Address

419 Third Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

 

Phone: (206) 859-2500

Email us at: info@copcwa.org