Elischia oversees the daily operations of the organization, ensuring that the administration, policies, procedures and programs are well supported with adequate staff, materials, and development resources to sustain the mission. Elischia has a long history of activism that includes Congressional distinction for her years of service as an SATP (Sexual Assault Response Team Program) Advocate, where she provided emergency room crisis counseling to survivors of rape and sexual assault. At the helm of a local coalition, she co-led and participated in a number of advocacy projects to strengthen community, law enforcement and political responses to survivors of sexual violence within New York City. Elischia also worked to empower communities through policy and programming during her tenure as a Board of Director for SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape), a national non profit that helps college students reform their sexual assault policies. While serving with SAFER, she led a student movement at the City University of New York (CUNY) that successfully established and implemented the university system’s first comprehensive sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking policy in 2010 that covered close to half a million students. The student movement known as Students for a Greater CUNY (SGC) was successful largely because of multi-stakeholder collaborations both within and outside the university and the ability of the group to mobilize students via a combination of grassroots efforts that included social and traditional media strategies.
In 2010, Elischia became a social entrepreneur when she became the Founding Executive Director for EOTO World. Her focus on engaging inter-generational perspectives, social media strategies, primary prevention as well as the intersections of gender, violence, poverty and peace, continues to inform her work at the helm of the organization.
In 2012, Elischia began to incorporate a focus on activism through writing as a Huff Post Contributor. In 2013, she became a Journalist, writing for a number of notable online publications as an Independent Contractor. She continues to work toward human rights apart from her work with EOTO World. She holds a BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an MBA in Nonprofit Leadership from New England College.
Specialties: Capacity building, Social Media, Gender, Human Rights advocacy, Gender based violence & Violence Against Women, Policy, Volunteer Management, Non-profit Management