Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC is a Nurse Scientist at Washington State University and Sustainability Coordinator at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana.
Dr. Schenk leads efforts for environmental stewardship at St. Patrick, and has worked with ministries across the system to reduce environmental impacts for the past 10 years. She co-leads ACES (Action Collaborative for Environmental Stewardship) across Providence St. Joseph. In her academic work, she developed the “Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool” which has been used in multiple states and several countries to assess awareness of the environmental impacts of hospital-based healthcare.
In addition, Beth serves on the executive committee of Climate Smart Missoula, an organization focused of moving the Missoula community forward in reducing climate impact and promoting equity in addressing climate-related issues.