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Elizabeth Bruce is a highly qualified Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a master's degree from the University of Albany. In May of 2023, she was appointed as the Conference's Director of Policy and Special Projects.
Prior to assuming this role, Elizabeth served as The Children's Behavioral Health Coordinator for Schenectady County. In this capacity, she effectively coordinated community efforts to address crucial areas such as suicide prevention, trauma-informed care, and the implementation of comprehensive systems of care in response to the Children's Behavioral Health Redesign. Through her tenure in local government, Elizabeth developed a deep appreciation for the instrumental role played by each county's Local Government Unit (LGU) in shaping Local Service Planning, specifically tailored to the unique needs of their respective communities.
Before her time as the C-SPOA Coordinator for Schenectady County, Elizabeth gained invaluable experience working directly with youth and their families at Northern Rivers, holding various positions that ultimately led her to the role of Clinical Director of The School at Northeast. Additionally, she has provided therapy to children and their families through private practice and nonprofit positions, further demonstrating her commitment to supporting children and families in need. These rich experiences have ignited her passion for this work and serve as a driving force behind her relentless pursuit of systems improvement.
During her personal time, Elizabeth seeks solace in the company of her treasured family and friends, cherishing the simple pleasures that life has to offer.