Youth On Their Own is proud to welcome Elizabeth Slater to the role of Chief Executive Officer. 

Slater, a nonprofit executive and fundraiser, previously served on the YOTO board of directors. She has over twenty years of experience working with teens in education, healthcare, and foster care settings.

“Youth On Their Own has many opportunities for growth right now,” said Debra Salaiz, YOTO’s board president. “We are excited to have a leader who understands the organization and its potential, and we’re thrilled that Elizabeth will be guiding YOTO into the future.”

Youth On Their Own has seen unprecedented growth in the number of homeless youth served by the organization. YOTO projects that student numbers will continue to rise. Slater will lead the organization’s creation and implementation of a strategic plan to address the growing need, including expansion of staff and facilities.

“Elizabeth’s heart beats for YOTO,” said board member Bill Stoffers. “Her passion for our students and their success is unmatched. That’s why she is the right person for this role.”

Slater holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as professional certificates in Nonprofit Leadership from San Jose State University and Professional Fundraising from Boston University. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2009.

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