Elisa Painten

Prospect Research Manager


Elisa Painten is the Prospect Research Manager at Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Elisa has over 24 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. Prior to joining AU, Elisa worked in fundraising in education and animal welfare, and in teen dating violence prevention program development.

Elisa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Southern New Hampshire University and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of Illinois at Chicago.


Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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