Elsa A. Ríos

Lead Consultant

Elsa A. Ríos


June 3, 2013

Elsa A. Ríos


Elsa A. Ríos is the president of Strategies for Social Change. Elsa has 25 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of management, grant writing, program design, community organizing and public policy analysis and writing. During her public service career she held several executive level management positions and engaged in extensive fundraising and program development.

Her accomplishments include having served as the Founding Director of the Violence Intervention Program, Director of Education for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund and Executive Director of the HIV Law Project.

She holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law where she received the prestigious Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar Award in recognition of her outstanding public service achievements. She also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University and is a graduate of the Columbia University, Institute for Not-for-Profit Management sponsored by the Graduate School of Business.

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