Elizabeth A. Estabrooks
Deputy Director, Center for Women Veterans
Office of the Secretary
Elizabeth Estabrooks leads development and implementation of new initiatives that support and enhance the Center for Women Veteran’s mission and vision. She mirror’s the Executive Director’s goals and vision
to advocate for cultural transformation both within and outside the VA to recognize the service and contributions of women Veterans and servicemembers and raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. Elizabeth is team lead for staff supervision, development, and creative performance, as well as organizational and strategic planning that will continue to move the Center for Women Veterans forward in successfully meeting their goals.
Prior to assuming her role as Deputy Director, Elizabeth served as the Oregon Woman Veterans Coordinator with the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs where she brought decades of knowledge gained from her career working on relevant issues that included domestic violence, sexual assault,
military sexual assault, peer support services, community safety, gender- and culturally-responsive services, and adult learning. As an independent consultant Elizabeth worked with clients that included the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Oregon Department of Human Services; Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training; Battered Women’s Justice Project; Mental Health Partnerships of Pennsylvania; and the Edmonton Police Department in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Elizabeth also spent four years working with the international cyber security and information security training organization, The SANS Institute.
Elizabeth is a Cold War Veteran of the United States Army, serving at Harvey Barracks in Kitzingen, Germany from 1978 – 1980.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Gender Studies and Political Science from Eastern Oregon
University in La Grande, Oregon, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in New York. She was appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs 2012 National Domestic Violence Task Force and was a 2013 Fisher-Cummings Washington