"Since she became Executive Director last fall, it became clear that the goals and ambitions of the organization were out of alignment with the structure and resources available. Elissa offered a number of thoughtful recommendations for how SNAE might best move forward, including offering her resignation in order to reorganize operations," SNAED's statement said, in part. "The board ultimately accepted Elissa's resignation, and although we are sad to lose her leadership, we are exploring ways with Elissa to keep her connected to our staff and board in order to move her – and our – vision forward to benefit the district and its constituents. Elissa continues to thrive in the Baltimore arts community! She was recently announced as a 2017 Ruby Grantee in Media and Performing Arts and an Incubator Fellow at the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film & Media at Johns Hopkins."