Elizabeth VanOort has been a member of the RST board since 2010, currently holding the position of President, she was previously Secretary and a member of the governance committee. Elizabeth holds a MA in Social Change from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She works as the Director of AmeriCorps at CitySquare, a nonprofit organization leading the work of eradicating poverty in Dallas, and has been with the organization for over five years. She has extensive volunteer outreach and management experience and guided RST through its time in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Elizabeth was previously a member of the Civil Service board for the City of Dallas. Her interest in RST’s work began teaching English to refugee women and children when she interned with an organization providing aid to refugees in Athens, Greece and with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.