Elizabeth F. Romero

Director of Community and Government Relations, Planned Parenthood

Riverside, California

Elizabeth Romero is the director of community and government relations for Planned Parenthood of the Southwest in Riverside County where she works to ensure broad public access to reproductive health care through direct services, education, advocacy and political action. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Elizabeth managed the Building Healthy Communities Initiative in the Eastern Coachella Valley, a 10-year, multi-million dollar place-based initiative funded by the California Endowment.

She has also worked for Desert Arc, University Center for Developmental Disabilities and served as a legislative assistant to the late Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor Roy Wilson and Supervisor John J. Benoit.

Elizabeth is an elected member of the Riverside County Board of Education (RCBE) representing Coachella Valley, Desert Center, Desert Sands, Palm Springs and Palo Verde Unified School Districts. Elizabeth also served on the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees from 2006-2010 where she was first elected at the age of 23.

In 2013, Elizabeth was elected Treasurer of the California County Boards of Education, a statewide organization that represents and serves the unique needs of the California’s 58 county boards of education. She is currently one of the youngest County Board of Education Trustees in the State of California. She has also served on the statewide Board of Directors for the California Latino School Boards Association.

Elizabeth is an alumnus of the Women’s Policy Institute sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of California and currently serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert and Desert Regional Medical Center.

Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public service from University of California, Riverside and a master’s in politics, economics and business from Claremont Graduate University.

Elizabeth Romero is a native of the Coachella Valley.

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