Elizabeth L. Mauro, LCSW-R joined the Health Foundation’s board of trustees in 2021. She was appointed to her current position as Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor Health in 2007. Since her appointment, Ms. Mauro has led the growth and expansion of the organization from Erie County into Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Monroe Counties. Most recent accomplishments include the implementation of a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), becoming a founding partner of the region’s first Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) in the form of an IPA, implementing integrated clinics with primary care including specifically tailored Medication Assisted Treatment for adolescents and young adults and changing the name and brand of her agency to better reflect the service expansion and evolving role of behavioral healthcare. Endeavor currently operates 35 different programs and is licensed in the areas of Adult Mental Health, Child Mental Health, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and Integrated Services.
Ms. Mauro is from the Buffalo area and a graduate of The State University of New York at Buffalo’s Graduate Program in Social Work. Ms. Mauro has been with Endeavor for the past 26 years. She has been in various positions including Corporate Compliance Officer, Supervisor of Child Mental Health Clinics, Site Team Leader and Mental Health Counselor.
Ms. Mauro is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Social Workers, NYS Western Division. She serves on the Board of Directors of People Inc., a not-for-profit health and human services agency. Ms. Mauro is a founding partner, Treasurer and Advisory Board member of Value Network IPA, LLC along with serving on the Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Committee for Amerigroup Partnership Plan, LLC for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and the Utilization Management and Quality Management Behavioral Health subcommittees for Your Care Health Plan, Beacon Health Options.
Ms. Mauro served as the Advisory Board Chair for the Oishei Healthy Kids Children’s Health Home Care Management Committee upon its inception. Ms. Mauro is a recipient of a scholarship to Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program; an Adjunct Professor at Saint Bonaventure University Graduate School of Education; a past teacher/moderator for The Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo; and currently serves as the Western Region Representative Board Member for the New York Council on Community Behavioral Healthcare.