Leadership and Staff

Stephen McConnell

President

Before assuming the role of President of CPAF, Mr. McConnell spent 7 years at the Atlantic Philanthropies, the last three of which as Country Director for U.S. Programs. Previous experience includes 19 years as Vice President for Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association and 7 years on Capitol Hill, as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and as a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Aging. Mr. McConnell earned both his Ph.D. in Sociology and a B.A. from the University of Southern California.


Katherine Peck

Senior Vice President

Katherine Peck comes to CPAF after nine years as senior vice president at the Gill Foundation, where she provided strategic and operational leadership of a diverse portfolio of policy advocacy programs and nationwide grants. Previous experience includes 4 years as vice president for programs at the Rose Community Foundation and 17 years practicing law with a large Denver-based law firm. She earned her JD from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver and her B.A. from Kent State University.


Meagan Gallagher

Administrative Services Manager

Meagan Gallagher joins CPAF from the corporate sector where she has worked numerous years in a variety of support roles in human resources, finance, and law. She earned her MBA from University of Maryland University College and her B.A. in International Business from Maryville College.