Elizabeth’s career choices illustrate that she is a woman with a mission. Improving the health of other women is of primary importance, but through that process she has demonstrated her commitment to increasing the voice and power of women business owners. She is a Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners-Cleveland chapter. In 1997, she was selected one of the Top 10 Women Business Owners of NE Ohio. In 2001, the chapter chose her as the Woman Business Owner of the Year, and in 2005, she was an Athena Award finalist.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the North Ohio Region of the American Cancer Society (ACS) 1997-2014. Her last role was as Chair of Advocacy. In that capacity, she has lobbied Congress and the Ohio General Assembly. In 2004, ACS selected her for its Cancer Care Hall of Fame Advocacy Award. In 2007 she was “the point person” for inserting, into our state biennial budget, funds for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP). As a result of their success, an additional 8,000 uninsured Ohio women were provided healthcare services in 2008. Obviously, this was also good for her business since they are a BCCP contracted provider in the area.
She was married for 35 years to her second husband, her best friend, who died in December 2012. Together they reared a blended family of six adult children and nine grandchildren. She continues to enjoy sailing, gardening, and traveling with friends.