Betsy McElfresh


Marketing and PR Specialist
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Betsy became involved with us when she offered her marketing expertise for our first fundraising Gala in 2014. Her work with DARS has made her acutely aware of the opportunities that exist for individuals with disabilities. Her participation with us adds to that awareness, and she says it “motivates me to want to make a bigger difference in promoting the issues surrounding disability employment.”

Betsy also volunteers with Sportable, and has assisted wheelchair athletes in training for such events as the Richmond Marathon. She has also been active in the International Association of Business Communicators, the American Marketing Association, and Virginia Government Communications. She tries to make time in her busy schedule for her playground – the Great Outdoors. She enjoys running, biking, paddleboarding, and tennis.

Betsy received her MS in Journalism from Ohio University and her BS in Corporate Communication from Ithaca College.