Elizabeth (Liz) Collier, our Director of Community Outreach, is charged with publicizing the Society in the wider community, connecting with neighbors and organizations, and doing overall promotion of Society events. She supports the Leader to create programs and plan Platform topics, arranges speakers for the Ethical Society’s Sunday Platform meetings, presides for Platforms approximately twice per month, and facilitates Colloquies 3-4 times per year. She also built a brand new Ethics for Children program, which has attracted many families and supported them to raise their kids with ethical values.
Liz Collier was raised in Ethical Culture from the age of 7 at the Ethical Society of Northern Westchester, where she graduated from the Sunday School. She was a founding member of the Future of Ethical Societies, a national group for young adults to stay connected to Ethical Culture.
Liz earned a B.A. in Music from Barnard College in 2007, where she studied flute performance and was president of the 60-member Columbia University Wind Ensemble. She has worked in Arts Administration for several major music institutions in New York City. Liz is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which helped her launch a small private health coaching practice. From her time at college to her group classes in health and nutrition, Liz discovered her love for public speaking.
Before joining RYSEC, for two years Liz was the Mossler fellow of the American Ethical Union (AEU), researching how to engage more young adults into Ethical Culture. Her fellowship work took her to several Ethical Societies around the country, where she presented Sunday Platforms, gave workshops, and worked with various committees to help make the Societies more attractive and welcoming to younger generations.
Liz enjoys playing music, hiking, buying and picking locally produced food, cooking, and traveling. When she isn’t working, you will find Liz playing with her two children and husband Cyrus, a software developer and musician.