Position: Executive Director

A seasoned nonprofit executive, Elisha possesses both a strong business acumen and compassionate leadership to build and maintain a financially stable and thriving institution grounded in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. Over the past 15 years, she developed firsthand experience in creating and operationalizing strategic business plans, creating and implementing national racial justice strategies, building a data driven infrastructure to support a national organization, cultivating strategic partnerships to build innovative programs, developing strategies to secure funding to diversify revenue, and engaging with key stakeholders to influence policies.

Elisha most recently served as interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer at YWCA USA, where she led critical national and organizational mission-driven initiatives for over a decade within a network of over 200 local associations, operating in 45 states.

She is an alumna of Saint Peter’s University, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and Cornell University, and a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, Youth Engagement Council Co-Chair of America250, Board Treasurer of the Black Swan Academy, member of the YWCA World Service Council, and 2021 NFL America250 Awards Judge.