Elizabeth Alex, MSWChief of Organizing and Leadership
Chief of Organizing and Leadership Elizabeth Alex, MSW, joined CASA in 2005. Since then, she has played a critical role in expanding the organization and developing member leaders, including opening offices and creating new member committees in Baltimore, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, CASA piloted successful membership, racial justice, and youth programming initiatives, which developed to be core elements of CASA organization-wide. She currently leads a team of over 30 organizing and support staff charged with building committees of members to drive progressive issue and civic engagement campaigns at the local, state, and national levels on defending immigrant families and promoting racial and economic justice. Some of these campaign victories include the Maryland DREAM Act, Maryland Highway Safety Act, Welcoming City policies in four jurisdictions, and Municipal Identification legislation in Baltimore, Maryland. Elizabeth holds a Master of Social Work in Management and Community Organizing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has over 20 years of community organizing experience in the U.S, Africa, and Latin America.