Elizabeth Brosnan Executive Director, Christie's Place

Elizabeth Brosnan has dedicated her life to upholding the basic human rights and human dignity of those unable to fight for themselves, focusing on building women’s collective power to ignite change. She is a change agent and builder of programs, diverse service teams and community collaborations dedicated to promoting health and social justice. With over fourteen years of nonprofit experience, she is skilled at program and organizational development, contract and quality management, community relations, and policy advocacy. Ms. Brosnan is passionate about finding ways to provide access to quality healthcare and other basic human services for vulnerable populations.

Since 2002 Ms. Brosnan has been the Executive Director of Christie’s Place, a leading nonprofit organization that provides education, social services, and advocacy to women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Ms. Brosnan developed this once small grassroots organization into a nationally recognized and award-winning health and human services agency as well as dramatically increased their resources. She is most proud of her work to cultivate the empowerment and advocacy leadership of women living with HIV/AIDS. Ms. Brosnan serves as the Chair of the National Women and AIDS Collective and spent over ten years serving on the San Diego HIV Health Services Planning Council and several of its subcommittees. She has received numerous accolades such as the American Red Cross Professional Level Tiffany Award; County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services Excellence in Community Service; County of San Diego Dr. A. Brad Truax Award; County of San Diego Award for Outstanding Service in HIV Planning, Advocacy and Policy Development; and the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Founder’s Award. Ms. Brosnan has a B.A. in Political Science, B.A. in Women’s Studies, and an International Certificate in Women, World Politics and Global Leadership from Rutgers University; a management certification from Pepperdine University’s Graziado School of Business and Management; and most recently completed the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program.