Elizabeth Garcia has worked with young adults in various capacities for over twenty years. She began her social service career at Covenant House New York in 2002, working with youth experiencing homelessness, and graduated from their Executive Management Training Program in 2006. In 2009, Elizabeth joined Good Shepherd Services as the Program Director for their transitional living program, the Chelsea Foyer. In 2012, she began directing GSS’s second supportive housing program, the Edwin Gould Academy, and launched the Street Outreach Program. In 2015, she took on the oversight of GSS’s first-ever Cure Violence program and was promoted to Division Director. Through the years, Elizabeth has also helped support GSS’s Employment Initiatives, the Trauma Informed Practice team and was a founding member of the Leadership, Equity, Accountability, and Diversity Council. Elizabeth was promoted to Chief Program Officer of GSS’s Community Based Division in 2022.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and New York University with an LMSW. She also obtained a Certificate in Business Excellence through the Columbia University Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals. Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for the needs of youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability.