By Laura Hagar Rush, Sonoma West Times & News, March 2, 2021
A recent transplant to Sebastopol, Elizabeth Smith has thrown herself into serving the Sebastopol community, especially its children, in so many ways it’s hard to count – all the while, trying to establish a career and raising two children together with her husband Teran, a Sonoma County native.
An author, public speaker and advocate for suicide awareness and the prevention of child abuse and neglect, Smith is the founder of Project Whole Child, a program to build strong, healthy, emotionally connected children, families and communities and to help prevent, treat and heal trauma.
Smith is also on the board of Peacetown. She serves on the Sebastopol Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees and is a parent leader for Parent Voices Sonoma, a grassroots group that advocates for affordable, accessible, quality childcare. Smith has recently accepted a volunteer position as the Community Manager for Sonoma County ACEs Connection.