McNees Attorney Elected to SouthEast Lancaster Health Services Board of Directors
January 10, 2018
Lancaster, Pa. – (January 10, 2018) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Denise Elliott has been elected to the Board of Directors of SouthEast Lancaster Health Services. Her term commenced on January 1, 2018. Denise has volunteered with SouthEast since 2008, having previously served on the Personnel Committee. Regarding her election to the Board, Denise said, “I am very excited to embark upon this new role with this wonderful organization. SouthEast provides vital community health services within Lancaster and I am happy to give my time to SouthEast to aid, in whatever way I can, its mission.”
As a member of the McNees Labor and Employment Practice Group, Denise focuses her practice on defending self-insured employers in workers compensation matters and providing representation and counsel to clients in employment discrimination litigation, ADA/FMLA compliance, safety and health issues.
An experienced litigator, Denise represents public and private sector employers in all phases of employment related litigation, including before state and federal courts, arbitrators, administrative law judges (such as workers’ compensation judges and unemployment compensation referees) and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Recognizing her clients’ ultimate goal is to stay out of court, Denise provides proactive counseling and training to employers to help employers comply with the law and avoid litigation. Denise also aids employers in investigating allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and other incidents of workplace misconduct. Denise’s understanding of the interplay between workers’ compensation laws, the ADA, the FMLA and unemployment compensation is critical in helping her clients navigate the complex web these laws often create.
Denise resides in Lancaster Township with her husband and two daughters. Since moving to Lancaster over ten years ago, Denise has given her time to community organizations focused on children and families. Currently, Denise serves on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run Lancaster and is the head coach of the St. Anne’s Girls on the Run Team. Denise also serves as classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement of Central PA and as the President of the School Board at St. Anne School. She served on the Board of Directors of the Hands-on House Children’s Museum for six years and is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Lancaster. In her spare time, Denise enjoys running, watching her daughters swim for the Lancaster Aquatic Club and rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams.
SouthEast Lancaster Health Services is a 501(c)3 Community Benefit Organization with a volunteer community Board of Directors. 51% of the Board are patients of SouthEast. The result is a roster of community leaders who understand the needs and challenges that face their patients every day.
McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; Frederick, MD; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network.