Elizabeth joined Heart of Los Angeles in November 2010 as the Director of Development. She has over 20 years experience working with a diverse and broad range of grant making and non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles region, including program analysis and grants administration for the W.M. Keck, Whittier Family, Forest Lawn, and Ann Peppers Foundations, and Cure Autism Now research foundation (now Autism Speaks); corporate sponsorship and major gift development at Art Center College of Design; and managing the County-wide family literacy program at First 5 LA. Elizabeth is actively involved in and a former Board Vice President of the Junior League of Los Angeles, a volunteer organization for women focusing on leadership and service to the community. She also served for many years on the Steering Committee of the Grants Managers Network, a former affiliate of the Council on Foundations.