Community Action Partnership Staff Members

Denise Harlow, CCAP, NCRT 
Chief Executive Officer
Denise Harlow, CCAP, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Action Partnership, a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another and to federal, state, and local leaders looking to connect Americans to greater opportunity.
She was appointed the Partnership’s CEO in 2014 after serving as Senior Director of Training and Technical Assistance and Interim Chief Operating Officer. Working with Community Action Network partners, Denise was instrumental in the design and deployment of network-wide Organizational Standards and was a leader in the recent update to the Community Action performance management framework.
Contact Denise
Phone: (202) 860-1020
Email: dharlow@communityactionpartnership.com
Please click here to read Denise's extended bio
Prior to her tenure at the Partnership, she was the Chief Executive Officer for the New York State Community Action Association where she launched the Association’s annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Opportunity and its annual Report on Poverty in New York State. She has also served as the Sr. Vice President for Capacity Building for the New York Council of Nonprofits where she was the project director for the New York State Board Training Consortium.
Denise has more than 28 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, has served on several nonprofit boards of directors, and was an appointee to the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council in New York State. She has extensive experience in board governance, strategic planning, public policy/advocacy, leadership development, and organizational development. She is a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP), a certified Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Trainer, and a Pathways to Excellence Peer Reviewer.
She started her Community Action career as a social worker with the Schenectady Community Action Program. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University at Albany where she was also a Fellow on Women and Public Policy at the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Valparaiso University.
To reach Denise, please email dharlow@communityactionpartnership.com.
General Information Line
Phone: (202) 265-7546
Cherita Claitt, MSW
Associate, Program & Events
Phone: (202) 860-1016
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Jarle CrockerPh.D., CCAP, NCRT
Dir., TTA
Phone: (202) 860-1017
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Kevin Kelly
Director, Community Economic Development
Phone: (202) 860-1021
Courtney Kohler, MA, CCAP, NCRT
Sr. Associate, TTA
Phone: (202) 860-1022
Natalie Kramer, MSW, NCRT
Associate, Program & Policy
Phone: (202) 860-1023
Hyacinth “Xandy” McKinley, MA, NCRT
Program Associate, LCRC
Phone: (202) 860-1026
Tiffney Marley, CCAP, NCRT
Project Director, LCRC
Phone: (202) 860-1025
Jovita Tolbert
Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 860-1028
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Liza Poris
Program Associate, Training & Technical Assistance
Phone: (202) 860-1027
Charity Frankowski
Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: (202) 860-1018
Sranda Watkins
Coordinator, Member Services & Administration
Phone: (202) 860-1029
Johnny Eudaly 
Communications & Branding