Elizabeth has worked extensively in the field of residential treatment for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. Currently she is the Director of Admissions and Business Development for Sandhill Center in New Mexico. Her first experience with residential treatment was working directly with adjudicated girls in 1985. After receiving her MSW from Boston University she eventually became a therapist in a program. Additionally she worked with an Educational Consulting firm in Marin County California, and has spent a great deal of time visiting over 100 therapeutic programs nationwide. Elizabeth has had the benefit of knowing and subsequently working with Sandhill from its inception in 2004. She is honored to have watched Sandhill Center work with Dr. Bruce Perry and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, and develop into the clinically sophisticated and nurturing program it is today.
Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, and hanging with her two pups, Andy and Gretel. She loves staying active, yoga, and watching as many baseball games as possible (Go Rockies!).
The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.
― Bruce D. Perry