Interim CEO

Elizabeth Andersen

Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Andersen is a dedicated and accomplished Licensed Mental Health Counselor, recognized for her unwavering commitment to building resilient communities. As the Founder and Owner of Foundations Therapy Jax, and former Chair of the Duval County School Board, Elizabeth has a demonstrated dedication to fostering inclusive well-being within our diverse community.

A proud Duval native, Elizabeth’s journey is deeply intertwined with the fabric of Jacksonville. She grew up in Arlington and graduated from Terry Parker High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Florida before returning to her roots at home in Jacksonville. Elizabeth’s passion for education and community service became evident during her tenure as the Chair of the Duval County School Board, where she played a pivotal role in shaping local educational initiatives.

Recently, Elizabeth served as the Chair of the Mental Health Subcommittee for Mayor Donna Deegan and the City of Jacksonville. Her influence extends beyond city governance, as she actively contributes to various local organization boards, leveraging her expertise to address critical issues facing the community.

Elizabeth’s multifaceted professional background includes a period of teaching in Duval County Public Schools while pursuing her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. Additionally, Elizabeth spent several years leading a team of community based mental health counselors with the Child Guidance Center where She collaborated with numerous nonprofit organizations, delivering in-home and in-school counseling to children and families in underserved neighborhoods. Her work reflects a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding the human condition, emphasizing the importance of accessible and inclusive support systems in our community.

Today, Elizabeth is a catalyst for positive change, championing initiatives focused on social equity, resource accessibility, and creating inclusive pathways to resilience for children, families, and the broader community. Her unwavering dedication is fueled by a profound sense of purpose, exemplified by her active involvement in projects that advance the philosophy of the “common good.”

Elizabeth is not only a professional trailblazer but also a devoted mother to a 7-year-old son who serves as a constant motivation for her pursuit of purposeful change. Her leadership is characterized by a genuine commitment to creating a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, embodying the principles of compassion, resilience, and the collective well-being of all. Elizabeth Andersen is poised to lead OneJax as its new CEO, bringing her wealth of experience and passion to drive meaningful and lasting impact as we strive to be Different Together.