Liz has worked at the Jonnycake Center since 2008, starting first as Special Assistant to the President of the Board of Directors; then as Social Services Associate in the Social Services Department, and later as Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. In 2010, she became Interim Director and following her outstanding leadership during the historic flood of March 2010, she was promoted to Executive Director. Liz is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island, Theta 12 Class. She is a 2012 recipient of Southern Rhode Island 40 Under Forty, and a 2015 recipient of Rhode Island’s 40 Under Forty. She serves on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank Agency Advisory Committee and is the incoming President of The Chariho Rotary Club. Liz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 from Smith College where she majored in Sociology and minored in Third World Development Studies. Her prior experience includes work as a banquet manager and event planner providing four-star service for the execution of wedding functions , and work as a fundraising intern at Wisteriahurst Museum in Holyoke, Massachusetts while she was an undergraduate at Smith College. Liz is an ardent supporter of a vegan and animal-kind lifestyle, and is a huge country music fan. Although petite in stature, she is a kind-hearted, tireless, selfless giant in advocating for those less fortunate. Originally from North Stonington, Connecticut, Liz resides in Hope Valley.
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