Barbara Stone Hollander '60 Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring Kathi Elliott, DNP '14

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free


Barbara Stone Hollander ’60 Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring
Kathi Elliott, DNP ‘14
CEO, Gwen’s Girls and Trustee, Chatham University
Kathi R. Elliott is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University in August 2014 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Elliott also completed dual Master’s degrees in Nursing and Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has over 15 years of experience in social service, community and individual mental health treatment. Dr. Elliott is Executive Director at Gwen’s Girls, who’s mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through exposure to holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences. She is also founder of the Black Girls Equity Alliance and serves on the Gender Equity Commission for the City of Pittsburgh.

Her career began as a victim advocate at the Center for Victims. She was quickly promoted to various positions within the organization, including Manager of the Juvenile Justice and the Community Outreach and Education Units. Dr. Elliott assisted in policy and decision-making processes, grant writing and reporting for the agency. She developed and led the implementation of a $ 3.1 million Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency VOJO grant to expand services provided to victims and witnesses who appeared at the Allegheny County Juvenile Court.

As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she has been providing mental health treatment for the wide range of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in various settings. Dr. Elliott has a private practice, Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, LLC., in which she provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and clinical consultation services. She is employed at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System outpatient mental health clinic in which she provides telemental health sessions to veterans in remote community-based clinics. Her passion regarding the implementation of evidence-based strategies to impact suicide prevention was reflected in her capstone project entitled: Improving Provider Knowledge on the Management of Suicidal Behavior during Telemental Health Sessions.


Fee : Free

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Melody Harris
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