Elise Madrick Townsend

Elise Madrick Townsend
Senior Program Administrator and Academic Director, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management

Elise Madrick Townsend is the Senior Program Administrator and Academic Director for the Center for Nonprofit Management at the Kellogg School of Management. She joined the team in 2018 and is responsible for the development, design and delivery of open enrollment executive education programs. Her focus is on the growth and development of nonprofit leaders through education on cutting-edge topics in the field.

Prior to joining Kellogg, Elise was most recently the Program Officer of the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy in which she was responsible for education and training programs for social service and child welfare providers, administrators and executives across Indiana. Elise has a background in social work providing therapeutic support to youth and families and serving as a committee member for Mental Health of America of Indiana.

Elise holds a Masters in Social Work and a BS in Applied Health Sciences from Indiana University.

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