In her role as a consultant and subject matter expert at the Center, Elizabeth Black helps develop publications and learning experiences on building prevention-oriented systems. She also works directly with states to help build their capacity for primary prevention.
Ms. Black currently serves as a Regional Vice President at Public Knowledge®. She was previously the Executive Director of the Office of Child Permanency at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services in Nashville, where her work focused on children being safely and permanently cared for within their own families and communities.
Ms. Black served as part of the Permanency Innovations Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Team (PII-TTAP) that used implementation science to improve outcomes for children in foster care. She is a member of the Monitoring and Technical Assistance Team in the Kenny A. v. Deal Consent Decree between Georgia’s child welfare system and Children’s Rights. Ms. Black also provides support to leaders in several child welfare systems and to the Public Knowledge® teams providing support and technical assistance in these states. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors for Alia, a Minnesota-based nonprofit aiming to inspire change within child welfare throughout the United States.
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