Elizabeth Love became CEO of the Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation in December 2020. Prior to that, she served as Senior Program Officer at Houston Endowment, where she led environmental and health-related initiatives for 11 years.
Before joining Houston Endowment, Elizabeth served as Director of Harris County Public Health’s Office of Policy and Planning, overseeing the department’s strategic planning, legislative affairs, community-based assessment processes and outcomes evaluation framework. In the late 1990’s, Elizabeth served as a fellow for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Elizabeth currently serves on the boards of LINK Houston and The Funders Network, a national philanthropy-serving organization, and is a past president of the Junior League of Houston. Elizabeth received the 2020 Gregg Cook Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership from the Texas Energy Summit.