Field Development Director
Elli Sparks is committed to the success of CCL volunteers who are growing their chapters in the U.S. through education and community outreach. Her team hosts the weekly Informational Session, the Emerging Group Leaders training program, the Onboarding Action Team, and special grassroots outreach and onboarding projects.
Elli joined CCL staff in July 2012 after two years of volunteering with the organization. She started our first chapter in Virginia and represented the state during her first two CCL conferences and lobby days, meeting with every office in the Virginia congressional delegation both years.
Her work is informed by her 15 years in nonprofit management and by her founding and leadership of Virginia’s first CCL chapter, where she gained experience in nearly every volunteer role. She has become an Army grandma, following her daughter’s family from base to base as her son-in-law pursues his career in the Army. On many weekends, you will find Elli enjoying time with her daughter and granddaughter.