Other Departments The dynamic team leaders at Committee for Children work tirelessly with individuals, vendors, and organizations to make our mission possible. Whether they’re scaling our message, telling our story, creating dynamic, user-friendly design, advocating for children, or recruiting the very best in their respective fields, these are the people who champion our vision every day. Rachel Belfield Marketing Director × Rachel Belfield Marketing Director Rachel has been with Committee for Children since 2014. Having worked in marketing and advertising for the majority of her career—with a broad background in branding, consumer advertising, and B2B marketing—she’s helped market everything from center pivots to probiotics to coffee to accounting services. Rachel develops long-term strategies and objectives and turns them into actionable plans for Committee for Children. She’s thankful for the privilege to work with nearly every person in each discipline within the organization and loves that she learns something new and unexpected every day. She earned a bachelor of science in communication, with a concentration in English, from Boston University. Rachel’s two young children are always striving to develop their self-regulation skills, but have no problem speaking up assertively. Åsa Douglas Creative Director × Åsa Douglas Creative Director Åsa has guided our creative vision since 2015, after a career serving in a managerial or directorial capacity with several in-house and agency creative teams. Before Committee for Children, she was senior creative manager with Brooks Sports, creative supervisor at Zulily, and creative director for a San Diego agency, now called Civilian. Åsa has taught college-level design classes and served on the advisory board for the Art Institute of California, San Diego. A combination of her creative know-how and right-brain/left-brain balance gives her a uniquely strong operational understanding of project management. She is leading our in-house creative team in support of its goals to develop, launch, and brand Committee for Children’s digital products. Åsa has a BA from the Art Institute of California, San Diego, and her professional profile is available on LinkedIn. Shauna McBride PR & Communications Director × Shauna McBride PR & Communications Director Shauna McBride is a seasoned journalist and communications professional with more than 15 years of public relations and media experience. She has managed all aspects—from development to implementation—of strategy, public and media relations, community outreach, branding, and events. As Committee for Children’s public relations and communications director, Shauna is responsible for developing and overseeing the strategic direction and tactical execution of our public relations and communications efforts. She focuses on pursuing media coverage, working closely with CFC’s marketing team and external agencies and partners to build brand awareness and positive perception, developing internal communications processes and systems, and owning all crisis communication planning and implementation. Before joining CFC, Shauna was director of communications for Seattle Reign FC, where she developed internal and external communication strategies to drive awareness and affinity for the National Women’s Soccer League startup. Before that, she served as primary spokesperson for Allstate Insurance’s Northwest region, with whom she earned a reputation as a steadfast, well-informed, articulate, and trusted source to key media, both locally and nationally. It was Shauna’s calm, take-charge style that leadership relied on during crisis situations, where she guided highly visible executives to deliver on-point messaging. Shauna’s ability to cultivate strong media relationships and execute successful creative campaigns has enabled her to secure coverage with top-tier media outlets, including Parents Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, BBC Sport, ESPN The Magazine, and USA Today, as well as local publications, such as The Seattle Times and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Shauna holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Washington and is a long-time member of the Public Relations Society of America (Puget Sound Chapter) and The Association for Women in Communications (Seattle Chapter). Jordan Posamentier Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager × Jordan Posamentier Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager Jordan Posamentier is senior manager of policy & advocacy at Committee for Children, the world’s largest provider of research-based educational programs designed to advance social-emotional skills and prevent bullying and sexual abuse. Prior to joining Committee for Children, Jordan was deputy policy director at the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, director of legislative analysis at StudentsFirst, legislative counsel to the California Judges Association, and a New York City public school teacher. He’s currently licensed to practice law in California and still lectures on education policy at UW’s College of Education. Jordan earned his JD from the University of Houston, his MS in education from Queens College (CCNY), and his BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic. He lives in Shoreline, WA, with his wife and daughter. Candace Nault Recruiting & Engagement Manager × Candace Nault Recruiting & Engagement Manager Committee for Children welcomed Candace to our Human Resources team in early 2018. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the recruiting profession across a variety of industries. She considers herself a compassionate, resourceful team player who is also a creative problem solver, process and procedure streamliner, and intuitive dot connector. Candace earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University. She’s also a lifetime traveler, but when she’s not exploring new places, Candace volunteers fighting human trafficking, and serves Seattle’s homeless and underserved populations.