Board Member

Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer at Nuru, an organization dedicated to creating a world without cycles of unjust poverty where resilience and hope are cultivated in the most marginalized communities.. In this role, Beth oversees the business operations, marketing, and development teams, playing a crucial role in driving the organization's mission forward. She also leads Nuru’s diversity initiatives, ensuring a commitment to inclusivity and equity within the organization. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she received the InsideNGO Excellence in Finance Award in 2016.

Elizabeth's prior work included audit and advisory services to a diverse portfolio of clients, including public companies, nonprofits, and governmental organizations at KPMG. Her dedication to continuous learning led her to The University of Arkansas, where she taught auditing and pursued doctoral studies before joining Nuru in 2013.

Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and her Master of Accountancy from The University of Montana. She also holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) licenses, underscoring her commitment to excellence in the field of finance/accounting.

Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for the eradication of extreme poverty. As a long-time volunteer for the ONE Campaign, she actively engages in advocacy efforts to bring about significant change in the lives of those living in poverty. She lives on a small farm in rural Oregon with her husband and fur kids.


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