Rev. Donna Elia

Executive Director

Since October 2000, Donna Elia has been serving as executive director of Troy Area United Ministries. TAUM’s mission is to serve those in need, to work for social justice and to build stronger communities. It’s a solid organization with a vital place at the table of community and faith based organizations that work with the homeless, women and children fleeing domestic violence, persons with HIV/AIDS, youth, college students and those living in poverty.

A native of Philadelphia, Donna Elia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from LaSalle University. After teaching in the School District of Philadelphia for several years, she went to Princeton Theological Seminary, receiving her Master of Divinity degree. She moved to New York State to be pastor of Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church. She then served as associate pastor and then as acting head of staff of First Presbyterian Church in Albany before accepting the position at TAUM.

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