Ms. Elizabeth A. LaGro, MLIS, is the Vice President of Communications and Education Services for The Simon Foundation for Continence. She received her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University (River Forest, Illinois) with an emphasis on competitive/business intelligence and website development.
Ms. LaGro represents the Foundation at meetings, conferences, and educational offerings. She speaks daily with people seeking information and help in regards to their incontinence. She prepares content for the Foundation’s websites, Fact Sheets, emails to the Foundation’s supporters, writes press releases and communications with people contacting the Foundation.
She is a member of the International Continence Society (ICS), is a member of the Bladder Health Committee of the Urology Care Foundation (the foundation of the American Urological Association), and represents the Foundation on several patient advocacy coalitions and organizations.
Since joining the Foundation in 2009 she upgraded the Foundation’s main website and created three additional websites to support the Foundation’s work:
- Conference website for Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge series
- Managing Life with Incontinence book website
- Continence Central (a product-focused website for consumers and caregivers in the US)
Ms. LaGro came to the Foundation with 30 years of experience at Hollister Incorporated, a global medical device company that develops continence care, ostomy and wound care products. While at Hollister, she provided global market research and analysis. She was part of several global marketing plan teams, including the development team for the company’s global continence care market.