April Luong

April supports the Raising Child Care Fund and ECFC programming.  In her most recent position at Overlake Christian Church in Seattle, WA, she managed volunteers, planned events, managed social media, and created and coordinated age-specific content and programming for 150+ children.  […]

Sara Vecchiotti

Sara Vecchiotti

Dr. Sara Vecchiotti is the Vice President of Research and Program Innovation at the Foundation for Child Development and is responsible for research, program and grant development and monitoring, as well as communications strategies. Prior to this position, Dr. Vecchiotti […]

Rashanda Perryman-Stiff

Rashanda Perryman-Stiff is a Program Officer at Vanguard in the Corporate Philanthropy Division. She was former Program Officer at the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Rashanda has spent 20 years in early learning and has worked her way through […]

Lynn Merz

Lynn Merz is the Executive Director of the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund. She has served in this position for the past 10+ years. Prior to joining the Fund, Lynn was Vice President and Chief Organizational Officer at the Peninsula […]

Mary Louise McClintock

Mary Louise McClintock

Mary Louise has worked in education and programs for children and families for more than 30 years. After completing graduate school she began her career with a position as child care coordinator for the State of Oregon, continued through several […]


Sakinah P. Harrison, MNO

Sakinah P. Harrison is a Program Officer for Education & Learning and Family Economic Security at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role as a member of the Education & Learning and Family Economic Security teams, […]


Gerry Cobb

Gerry Cobb serves as Director of the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, a national initiative of the JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation focused on improved state policy and investment for children prenatal to age three and their families. The focus of […]

Wendy Lewis Jackson

Wendy Lewis Jackson is managing director for the Detroit Program. She co-leads The Kresge Foundation’s efforts to revitalize Detroit and to strengthen its social and economic fabric. Her work supports organizations providing economic opportunity for low-income people and addresses the […]

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Chere Williams

Chere supports ECFC’s member outreach, committees, and programming. She has over Chere has over 17 years of extensive experience in associations with an emphasis in membership. Along with being a membership manager for premiere associations such as ASAE & The […]

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Rena L. Large

Rena supports ECFC’s state and local EC Funder Collaboratives project and other programming. For more than 20 years, she has served in numerous roles for national non-profit public health and philanthropic initiatives and organizations including: managing adolescent health programming at […]

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Shannon L. Rudisill

Shannon Rudisill is the first Executive Director of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, assuming the position in November 2016. Under her leadership, ECFC is pursuing a strategy of growth and strategic engagement with partners across philanthropy to build capacity for […]

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