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Elizabeth Ralston

Elizabeth (she/her) is a consultant working at the intersection of community health, nonprofits, and accessibility. She has over 20 years of experience working 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. Her expertise is in maximizing organizations' success through accessibility, program development, and strategic communications. She is a seasoned storyteller committed to amplifying the voices of marginalized communities. Elizabeth is also the Founder of the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, a grassroots effort to connect arts and cultural organizations with information and resources to improve accessibility for people of all abilities. Her creation of the Consortium emerged from deep listening to the arts community and people with disabilities about the gaps in accessibility. As a former Peace Corps Volunteer Elizabeth experienced the powerful impact a person can have on others' lives. She has devoted her life to public service ever since. As a deaf woman who uses cochlear implants to hear, Elizabeth faces accessibility challenges daily. Moreover, as a parent of two children with disabilities, she has had to advocate for her children's access needs, particularly in their education.

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