Catherine Cutler Institute

Elisabeth Snell

Senior Policy Associate; Project Director, Justice Policy Program
Elisabeth Snell

Office Location

233 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Elisabeth returned to Maine after a decade in New York City. There, she completed a Master's in Public Health focusing on health policy and management, while leading public health projects in both private and public sectors. Elisabeth started her career in anti-violence work in Maine as a domestic violence hotline advocate,volunteer coordinator, and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) coordinator.

In her role at Cutler, she oversees the VAWA MEI project, the Tri-County Advocacy Partnership, and other intimate partner violence research and evaluation projects. She also serves as a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Violence Against Women Research & Evaluation Standing Review Panel. In between work and nascent parenthood, she spends as much time as possible rowing at sunrise on Casco Bay with the good people of the Portland Community Rowing Association.

Areas of Expertise

Program Management; Project planning, design, and implementation; Grants Management; Grant Development; Writing; Editing; Knowledge of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking issues.



BA, Mount Holyoke College MPH, City University of New York School of Public Health