Elizabeth DeKonty

North Carolina Resilience and Learning Fellow

Elizabeth has a passion for improving the lives of at-risk and trauma-exposed children and brings her expertise in mobilizing diverse groups of individuals and building strong collaborative relationships to the Public School Forum. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in human services from Elon University, her Certificate in nonprofit leadership and her Master of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Elizabeth has focused on community-level collaboration and engagement through partnerships with other agencies, working to both serve families in need as well as to implement and sustain strong programs in the community through collaborative systems-level change.

After graduating from Elon University, Elizabeth worked as a Development Coordinator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter in Raleigh, NC.  She then worked in New York, NY, as a Development Specialist for the New York City Chapter.  While at the National MS Society, Elizabeth built partnerships with multiple stakeholders – individuals living with MS, event volunteers, faith communities, and other agencies.

During her time at UNC Chapel Hill, Elizabeth worked as a Program Assistant with the Dean of Advancement and a Research Assistant with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Social work. Elizabeth worked as a social work Intern for InterAct of Wake, Heritage Middle School, and Forestville Road Elementary School. Most recently Elizabeth has worked as a Program Manager for the Center for Child and Family Health with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program in Durham, NC.

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