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Elizabeth Whitford

School's Out Washington
Elizabeth Whitford is SOWA’s Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, she is responsible for the management, programs and infrastructure of the organization.
In the past, Elizabeth served as the Executive Director of Arts Corps, a nationally-recognized arts education and youth development organization, from 2008 through 2017, moving their vision, strategies and programs toward greater depth, efficacy and social justice impact. Prior to Arts Corps, Elizabeth focused her work on building voice and capacity within oppressed communities throughout the Northwest states as the founding operations director for a Northwest Native foundation, Potlatch Fund, and as the Executive Director of Odyssey Youth Center in Spokane, Washington.