Elizabeth Oudejans is an artist in Carrboro, North Carlina. She was employed as an Activity Specialist at the Florence G. Soltys Adult Day Health Program in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Activity Director at Charles House Associates, Day Center for Adults in Carrboro, North Carolina as well as an Art Director at the Carrboro Senior Center. Her past careers, studies, and volunteer experiences have culminated in her present field of work where she has found the most fulfillment-helping dementia patients and physically disabled adults. She brings self-respect and personal satisfaction to
those who may feel socially isolated and/or useless to their community. She uses art, music, games, community service, reminiscence, and empathy to help them realize they are still worthwhile. She can also handle problems regarding state and county regulations. Elizabeth graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then worked as a graphic artist in the field of advertising until 1985. Wanting to change her career path she attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1991 with a Juris Doctor degree. She also has served as a Board member of Charles House Associates, Orange County Disability Awareness Council, and served as Treasurer of Health Care Africa, Inc. She is now an active Board Member of Hannah Ruth Foundation
where she has contributed her legal knowledge, fundraising ability, and community outreach. She has an avid interest in promoting equality for both minors and the elderly and wants to make a better life for those within our community who are without a means of self-fulfillment and/or social contacts.