Senior Program Officer
As senior program officer, Elizabeth oversees grantmaking for the foundation’s health and environmental portfolios as well as a portion of the arts and culture portfolio. Prior to joining the foundation in 2009, Elizabeth served as Director of Harris County Public Health’s Office of Policy and Planning, where she led strategic planning activities concerning health promotion, infectious disease, air and water quality, neighborhood conditions, climate change and emergency response. In addition, Elizabeth oversaw the department’s legislative activities, community-based assessment processes and outcomes evaluation framework. In the late 1990’s, Elizabeth served as a fellow for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Elizabeth currently serves on the boards of LINK Houston and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, and is a past President of the Junior League of Houston. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, she and her husband Jason are the proud parents of sons Jay and Tait.