Our Professional Team
We are a skilled, experienced and highly invested team of coaches, consultants and educators with expertise in Jewish and secular early childhood educational practices, leadership development, and policy/advocacy work.
Kelli Pfaff, Project Director, is a seasoned professional in the education and positive youth development field. Kelli has spent her time working as an informal and formal educator, coach, facilitator, trainer, non-profit director, and school district leader. Kelli’s expertise includes strategic planning and large change management, influencing school and non-profit policy, developing large multi-million dollar public/private initiatives, and engaging in designing and supporting community partnerships in a variety of contexts within and outside the Jewish community.
Judi Morosohk, Pedagogical Director, has been a local and national leader in Early Childhood Education for over 40 years. As Pedagogical Director, Judi focuses mainly on quality and leadership development for teachers and administrators at the ECE’s. She is the lead professional on implementing the programs of the Initiative, and spends significant time in the schools, working directly with the educators and administrators.
Caron Blanke is an organizational consultant who works with individuals and teams to improve their effectiveness and success in their institution. Caron’s focus is on supporting the growth of organizational systems, lay-professional partnerships, supporting professionals as they move from managing to leading and Jewish family engagement. Caron has served as a presenter and facilitator nationally for lay and professional leadership on topics of reflective supervision, collaboration and effective communication and program development and implementation of Jewish family engagement experiences. Caron holds double Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Jewish Non-Profit Management from the University of Southern California and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She lives in Denver with her husband and three children.
Natalie Drucker Boscoe
Natalie Drucker Boscoe is a credentialed coach and certified trainer who has worked with a variety of Jewish and secular educational institutions, ranging from Sesame Street Workshop to Edmodo, the Denver Stanley British Primary School, Kodo Kids and the Paradigm Project. Most recently, she was the Director of Early Childhood Education at Congregation Sherith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in San Francisco. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Evolutionary Biology from Emory University and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado. Natalie was also selected to participate in the Jewish Early Childhood Educators Leadership Institute (JECELI), a national professional development and leadership program. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, five-year-old daughter, one-year-old son, and energetic goldendoodle.
Candace Lyons, Office Manager, works behind the scenes to ensure operations run smoothly at the Efshar Project. She has a background in communications and operations having worked in professional services organizations for most of her career. Candace previously worked for the JCC of Greater Boston as a Family Connector where she planned programs and events for families with young children. She was also the founding treasurer of Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys. As a recent transplant to Denver, Candace enjoys exploring all Colorado has to offer with her husband and two young daughters.