JAWS Staff

Interim Executive Director: Eloiza Altoro, MS, CAE, HS-BCP

Eloiza has 25 years of experience working for and with local, national, and international associations and nonprofit organizations. She is the Principal Consultant of Mind Redesign Consulting, a business that she founded twenty years ago. Mind Redesign Consulting specializes in organizational infrastructure and capacity building, Board governance, strategy and policy development, transition management, and executive leadership coaching.

Eloiza is currently the Director of Operations for Chicas Poderosas, an international journalism organization, that provides high tech resources and training for Latin American women in media, and support women entrepreneurs as they launch new media businesses.

Her past association and nonprofit management experience includes, Executive Director of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM), Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and the Wisconsin Certification Board (WCB). She was also the Administrator for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southeastern WI Chapter, Interim Executive Director for English Language Partners of WI (ELPW), and Relationships First.

Her past academic experience includes Adjunct Professor at Springfield College in the Human Services graduate program and at Alverno College in the Psychology department. Eloiza has a Master’s of Science in Human Services, with an emphasis in Management and Organizational Leadership from Springfield College and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Alverno College in Clinical Psychology and Professional Communications. She holds the credentials, Certified Association Executive (CAE), through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Operations Director: Roxann Elliott

Roxann is a freelance journalist and entrepreneur motivated by the stories and unique challenges faced by women in the professional arena. She recently completed a yearlong fellowship with the Student Press Law Center, serving as their publications editor, after graduating from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in journalism in 2016. Before that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a docket clerk and administrative assistant. Roxann saw the chance to use her journalism education and previous career experience to further JAWS’s mission of empowering women in journalism. In her personal time, she’s working on the project that drove her to graduate school—starting Ransom Magazine, an online publication focused on the needs of working women from the checkout line to the corner office.

Digital Communication Manager: Andrea Crowley-Hughes

Andrea Crowley-Hughes is a writer and media maker with a passion for helping women and underrepresented journalists thrive. She is a former reporter and managing editor of The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, where she covered the education beat while working to amplify the publication’s social media presence. To further explore an interest in the future of news on digital platforms, she earned an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York City and co-founded The Refresh. She has worked on web and social media promotion projects for non-profits, multimedia artists and youth media organizations.