Hillary is CCDC’s Co-Executive Director. She oversees and supports CCDC’s advocacy, membership, civic engagement and electoral work. Hillary has extensive experience running campaigns, building membership and coalitions, and in policy advocacy and analysis. In her prior positions at the Colorado Progressive Coalition, Healthier Colorado and Disability Rights Washington, Hillary played a role in the passage of legislation, rules and local and state ballot initiatives on health care, housing, economic justice and criminal justice reform. Her favorite wins include the passage of the Colorado Option, establishing a dental therapy license in Colorado, and the numerous local health and ambulance district formation ballot initiatives she helped pass.
Hillary was born with a rare form of dwarfism and was raised in rural Colorado. Because of this, she is passionate about building power for the disability community and has a particular interest in making rural communities more accessible and more welcoming for disabled people.
Hillary received her BA in Literature from the University of Colorado and her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.