Elliott earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University
in August 2014. Elliott also completed dual master’s degrees in Nursing and
Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.
Her career began as a
victim advocate at the Center for Victims, mostly within the juvenile justice
system. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she provides psychiatric
evaluations, medication management, and clinical consultation service and
treatment through her private practice, Comprehensive Behavioral Health
Services, LLC. Advocacy and giving back
to others in need is a value that has been instilled in her by her mother and
founder of Gwen’s Girls, the late Police Commander Gwen Elliott.
2015, Elliott accepted the position of executive director at Gwen’s Girls,
whose mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives
through exposure to holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and
experiences. As a visionary leader, Elliott is purposed to lead Gwen’s Girls in becoming a well-recognized forerunner in the
integration of evidence-based clinical prevention and intervention policies and
practices that enhance the child and social welfare system.
currently serves on the board of trustees at Chatham University, as well as Robert Morris University’s Sociology/Criminal
Justice Advisory Board and Slippery Rock University’s Criminology Advisory
Board. She is the proud mother of two adult children.