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Vice President for Public Policy
Elizabeth has over fifteen years of communications and policy experience, having worked on Capitol Hill and on various Congressional campaigns. She joined Burness in September 2007 and oversees policy work related to public health including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Childhood Obesity and Public Health initiatives, among other projects. She also serves as a lead trainer related to messaging and policymaker outreach.
Before coming to Burness, Elizabeth worked for U.S. Congressman Mike Castle of Delaware in many capacities, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff and senior health policy advisor. She led his efforts in writing and passing legislation to expand the current federal stem cell policy. Previously, Elizabeth worked for Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine as her Communications Director.
Elizabeth received her B.A. in communications from the University of Delaware and her M.A. in political management from the George Washington University.