Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good
Selah Freedom & Selah Way Foundation
Co-founder & CEO, Author of Groomed (Published by Harper Collins)
In 2011, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good co-founded the nation’s leading anti-sex trafficking organization, Selah Freedom, which has provided services to thousands of at-risk children and survivors, educated millions and mobilized thousands of volunteers. With her direction, she has led the organization in a financial growth of over 200% annually. She has also launched The Selah Way Foundation, a global network of leading service providers with three initiatives: Prevention, Protection and Provision. The goal of these initiatives is to get ahead of this issue in hopes of eradicating it and become a model and training arm for the international community.
Elizabeth is a passionate pioneer and inspirational thought leader in the movement to eradicate sex trafficking and expose the root of the issue, childhood sexual abuse. She has spearheaded an awakening and brought partners and resources together with proven solutions to save lives.
In her new book, Groomed, she uses her own story of abuse, family tragedy, and rebellion, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good guides readers toward an understanding that grooming is oftentimes subtle, but it's always life-altering. In Groomed, Fisher Good incorporates the language and lessons gained over the past decade working with sex trafficking victims and her work in ministry and counseling before that. She draws out five specific ways that women have been groomed, from physical appearance to spirituality to finances, and shows how those manipulative messages have affected the way we see our worth and how they've oftentimes stifled and limited us. From there Fisher Good offers readers a way to overcome their past, starting with all-important but rarely explored idea of a selah, or a time of rest and reflection, and exploring active ways to forgive and move forward to a new level of freedom.
Elizabeth has been highlighted and described as, “Part healer, part businesswoman, all resolve—if Selah Freedom is bringing light into the darkness, as the slogan says, then she is the one behind the megawatt.” She is the recipient of the prestigious New York City Global Business Leader Award and Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year Award.
Elizabeth has her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and her Master's in Clinical Psychology.