Elissa has over forty years of non-profit experience, with expertise in Marketing, Program Development, and Fundraising. Since coming to New Horizons in 2009, Elissa has single-handedly restructured the fundraising program, created a new, modern business model to work toward with a multi-faceted plan to achieve it, and established essential policies for personnel, operations, and record keeping. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Rochester, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.