Elissa Weisberger-Cohen


Senior VP of Human Resources

Elements Behavioral Health

2008 – October 2015 7 years

Long Beach, California

Oversaw Human Resources (HR) at the corporate office and 14 treatment facilities located throughout the United States, starting in 2008 when there were 100 employees until October 2015 when there were over 1500 employees.

  • Assisted six Regional Directors and managed 15 HR professionals to ensure best practices were adhered to in hiring, terminating, discipline, benefits, compensation, and related HR matters
  • Designed and facilitated employee relations trainings for HR staff and managers
  • Oversaw HR due diligence for numerous acquisitions, highlighting areas of risk and weaknesses
  • Implemented policies and procedures (P&P) at newly acquired companies to ensure uniformity across company portfolio while preserving individual cultures
  • Facilitated employee investigations making sure there was fair treatment toward staff while ensuring legal protection for the company
  • Worked closely with in-house and outside attorneys
  • Managed the legal budget for HR
  • Engaged in strategic planning with company senior leadership
  • Mentored and coached HR professionals & executives

VP of Administration

Promises Treatment Centers

2004 – 2008 4 years

West Los Angeles/Malibu, Ca.

Director Of Human Resources

National Partnership Investments Corp.

1985 – 2000 15 years

Greater Los Angeles Area