Elsa joined City Health Works in 2014. As Policy & Research Associate, she works on policy, research and communications in support of City Health Works' innovative payment and delivery model for population health. She also works with City Health Works' health system partners on program evaluations and conducts research to improve City Health Works' services. In her previous role at City Health Works as Operations Analyst, Elsa worked to design, develop and implement City Health Works' custom care coordination software to support health coaches and care managers in program delivery and supported quality improvement efforts through data and program monitoring.
Before coming to City Health Works, Elsa worked at the Institute for Public Health Innovation on their community health worker program, Positive Pathways, and interned at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Children's Health Protection. As Convener of the Public Health Club at Earlham College, Elsa led coordination of blood drives, created a tobacco cessation course students take for credit, and developed an internship program at the EPA, among other things. Elsa was a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad for seven years in high school and college. She received a B.A. with Honors in Neuroscience from Earlham College. Elsa was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.