Other DepartmentsThe 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. 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 Director of Policy & Advocacy × Jordan Posamentier Director of Policy & Advocacy Jordan Posamentier is director 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. Juliet Kandel Implementation and Training Manager × Juliet Kandel Implementation and Training Manager Juliet has worked in the field of social-emotional learning (SEL), violence, and substance abuse prevention since 1989 and began working at Committee for Children in 2003. She was formerly a prevention coordinator for a small school district in Ohio. At Committee for Children, she supports systemic Second Step implementations across the country through consultation, implementation-tool development, strategic partnerships, and professional development projects, such as our Second Step Leadership Institute. Juliet is committed to discovering and supporting what adults need in order for children to get the greatest benefit from SEL instruction. Juliet attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and received a bachelor of arts in linguistics and communication disorders. Casey Escola, MA Implementation Specialist × Casey Escola, MA Implementation Specialist In 2018 Casey Escola began supporting our Education, Research, and Impact team, where she attends national conferences, coordinates local and regional partnerships, and meets with district and school leaders to build creative implementation strategies. She believes strongly in the potential for education to affect students’ lives, and she’s committed to providing children an environment where they can be appreciated, accepted, and confident. Previously, Casey worked as a preschool teacher, ABA therapist for elementary-aged students with autism, Peace Corps volunteer and educator, and graduate research assistant in early learning and literacy. She loves meeting new people and learning their perspectives and stories. With an academic focus on teaching empathy as a foundation for civic engagement, Casey holds a master’s degree in sociology of education from New York University and a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology from the University of Washington. She is an avid traveler, speaks French, and loves to draw and paint.