Radha Mohan

Executive Director

Radha Mohan, a Policy Advisor and Associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, designs legislative and regulatory strategies in areas related to tax, health care, education and immigration for a diverse set of clients that includes public and private corporations, trade associations, coalitions, health insurers and nonprofits.

Radha focuses on representing clients' interests before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Congress and has experience working with matters involving the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. Radha is also an attorney with an L.L.M. in tax law.

Radha’s career has also provided her with expertise in issues related to incentivizing worker retraining and education and redesigning benefits for gig-economy workers. She has drafted policy solutions related to worker reclassification, tax incentives for worker training, new benefits models for freelance workers and student debt reduction.

Sage Schaftel

Assistant Executive Director

Sage Schaftel has served as Assistant Executive Director for ECEC since 2019. In addition to her role with ECEC, Sage provides Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s federal government relations department with high-level research and analysis, project management and legislative and regulatory tracking. She represents clients’ interests both before Congress and the administration in the early and higher education spaces, as well as on issues related to health care and child nutrition.

Prior to joining Brownstein, Sage served as a legislative aide and executive assistant for Governor Hickenlooper’s Legal Counsel and Office of Boards and Commissions, interned in the Government Affairs department at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and worked as a grant writer and office manager at the Global Livingston Institute. She received her M.P.P. from Georgetown University and her B.A. from Pitzer College.

Jacob Stewart

Director of State Government Relations

Jacob leads the state government relations practice of the Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC), deploying advocacy strategies and in-state grassroots campaigns on behalf of the coalition. He works closely with ECEC members to align their interests into a synchronized approach for engagement and coordinates on-the-ground advocacy efforts in statehouses across the country. As key debates on education policy unfold in political arenas, Jacob can be found at their epicenter, advocating for the needs of early care providers.

Before joining ECEC, Jacob served as manager of policy and governmental affairs at a leading non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated to providing children with access to early learning programs. In this role, Jacob served as project manager for a foundation grant regarding Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) implementation and led the creation of a 50-state report on the impact of increased CCDBG funding. He also tracked and analyzed federal and state policy developments in a continually-evolving education landscape. When opportunities arose to advance the interests of aligned parents, student and providers, Jacob engaged state legislatures and Congress on child care and early learning policy.

Prior, Jacob served as a staff assistant to Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), where he provided frontline communication to constituents and wrote letters, evidence summaries and memos on education and foreign policy issues. Before arriving in Washington, Jacob served as a policy analyst for the United Nations Development Program in Amman, Jordan and as a Teach For America corps member advisor in Phoenix, Arizona. He spent the first three years of his career as a secondary math teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Gallup, New Mexico.