Elise Barish

Elise A. Barish

Community Leader

Elise A. Barish is an experienced community leader with over 15 years of nonprofit board and committee work. She currently serves on the boards of Jewish Family Service of Colorado, ADL’s Mountain States Region, and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), in addition to the Philanthropic Services Committee at Rose Community Foundation and the Finance Committee at The Efshar Project. She is an alum of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Society Fellowship and currently serves on the JDC Welcome Committee. Elise initiated and chaired the MRF’s inaugural Denver Wings of Hope for Melanoma Gala in 2012 and was honored for her leadership in 2021. Elise and her husband Brian have four children. Before leaving the workforce to raise them, Elise worked as an equity analyst in Denver and New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Columbia University.

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