Our Leadership

Christy Gleason, Executive Director

Christy Gleason grew up with a passion for politics and public service. From the age of 12, when she volunteered for her first campaign and joined her first protest, she was hooked. She has spent the past twenty years working in government and politics to connect people to the policy making process.

Before joining Save the Children Action Network as Executive Director, Christy served as strategist and policy advisor to Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). She advised him policy issues including global health, housing, foreign policy, equity, education, appropriations, and ethics. She also worked to connect Delaware voices to the legislative process, serving as a liaison to diaspora communities, non-profits, faith communities, and others.

Christy brings extensive experience in electoral politics, having managed several electoral campaigns on the federal, state wide and state legislative levels. She also served as program director for the Center for American Women and Politics.

Christy earned her B.A. in political science with a minor in international relations from American University in 1993, and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1998. Christy lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband and their precocious six-year old son.

Kimberly Robson, Associate Vice President, Campaigns and Engagement

Kimberly Robson brings more than 20 years of political, policy, fundraising and field organizing to Save the Children Action Network. Before joining SCAN, she served for eight years as the Director of Affiliate and National Programs at NARAL Pro-Choice America where she was responsible for designing, overseeing and implementing all aspects of the organization’s organizing plan to build a politically active constituency across the country. In addition, she was responsible for implementing programs to build capacity in the state affiliate network. From 2002-2006, Kimberly served as National Field Director for People for the American Way where she served as co-chair of the National Grassroots taskforce on the federal judiciary and managed People For’s Political Action Committee. Kimberly also served for five years as Director of Policy and Programs for Women’s Action for New Directions, representing the organization on Capitol Hill, and she also worked for two years as Finance Director for Citizen Action’s Campaign for a Responsible Congress. Kimberly grew up in Utah, but has made Washington, D.C. her home for the last 25 years.

Roy Chrobocinski, Director, Federal Government Relations

Roy Chrobocinski is the Director of Federal Government Relations for SCAN, where he leads efforts to ensure federal investments in early childhood education in the U.S. and maternal and child health globally. Prior to joining SCAN, Roy spent three years lobbying on manufacturing and research and development policy for mechanical engineers. He also spent five years as a legislative assistant for Congressman John Sarbanes, handling a wide variety of issues including education and science and technology policy.  Roy’s first years in the workforce were as a middle school teacher in the Baltimore suburbs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Fairfield University and has his Masters in Secondary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore.

Ed Stierli, Senior Director for State & Electoral Campaigns

Ed Stierli is the Senior Director for State & Electoral Campaigns for SCAN, responsible for managing campaigns in targeted states advocating for kids. He most recently spent five years at the National Parks Conservation Association, where he led the National Park Service Centennial “Find Your Voice” campaign and efforts supporting policies that connect kids with the outdoors. In NPCA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, he coordinated conservation outreach and advocacy projects—including successfully advocating for the designation of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park and expansion of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Previous work includes coordinating federal, state, and local campaign efforts for the Alliance for Climate Protection and National Association for the Education of Young Children, as well as teaching middle school English in New Orleans. Ed has a B.S. in History and Political Science from Florida State University and a Master’s in Public Policy from George Mason University.