With expertise in policy advocacy and coalition building, Chaer leads CCLP’s work to help people meet their basic needs and expand economic opportunity. She also coordinates the Skills2Compete Colorado coaliton and serves on the executive committee of the All Families Deserve a Chance (AFDC) coalition.
For over 25 years, Chaer directed the Women’s Commission for the City and County of Denver, where she gained experience in community outreach, coalition building, and policy advocacy. She was a founding board member of Mi Casa Resource Center, Women’s Lobby of Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. Over the years, she has served as Board Chair of Mi Casa Resource Center, Colorado Women’s Legislative Breakfast, Women’s Lobby and Colorado Social Legislation Committee. She earned a master’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado.
Chaer says she enjoys working for CCLP because it channels her knowledge, energy and passion into collaborative advocacy efforts to reduce inequities and create opportunities for struggling families.