Elizabeth Ralston is a public health and nonprofit management professional who has worked for the past 25 years with nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions. She has a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Elizabeth experienced first-hand the powerful impact a person can have on others’ lives. She has devoted her life to public service ever since. Elizabeth is deaf and uses two cochlear implants to hear. An avid patron of the arts, she founded the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, a grassroots effort in Washington State working to connect arts and cultural organizations with information and resources to improve accessibility for people of all abilities. The consortium is the first of its kind in the Seattle area to address inequities in accessing arts events, programs and spaces. Elizabeth's skill set in capacity building, program delivery, strategic communications and accessibility, helps to showcase an organization’s story and impact in a compelling way, attracting more program participants, volunteers, donors, and community partners to its mission.