SpecialityTraining Manager at United Way of Broward County
BiographyElkin Alfred is the training manager and diversity inclusion champion at United Way of Broward County. She has over 15 years of experience in human services and education. Elkin is passionate about the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices and works to create programs and systems that operate through the lens of DEI. In her current role at United Way, Elkin’s most recent projects include a documentary titled Faded Conversation: Bringing Black Mental Health to the Forefront and unconscious bias/equity training's to NSU’s medical school personnel (professors and students ). She is currently tasked with coordinating training for all law enforcement in Broward County on crisis intervention. This program is modeled after the nationally recognized CIT Memphis program and is designed to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the behavioral health community. In 2017, Elkin was recognized by CIT International for her efforts in bringing over 900 law enforcement and behavioral health professionals around the world for a three day conference. Elkin’s role also includes advocating for workplace culture shifts that will increase employee engagement, thus driving innovation. She is a national speaker, collaborator, insightful, creative and generous leader. Elkin is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.