Scottsdale’s Liz Agboola is the president and CEO of Moses Behavioral Care and Senior Placement Services, an assistance program that prioritizes long-term, assisted living housing for vulnerable veterans, elderly and homeless who are unable to live independently. She is also establishing a new program under Valleywise–Emerging Leaders–with a goal to engage a diverse group of young leaders and empower them to become contributing members of the community. Learn about Liz Agboola…
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
First job: My first job was working concessions at the men’s and women’s basketball games at Old Dominion University. I was in high school at the time and the women’s team was so inspiring.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I adore spending time with my daughter and family. I also love partnering with various homeless and veterans shelters to fill the gap for necessary services.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: My biggest accomplishment is building a successful company with my family that works to eradicate homelessness for our most vulnerable adults.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: The biggest obstacle I overcame was navigating the muddy waters of the healthcare system. It was a whole new area for us when we started Senior Placement Services. The issues appeared insurmountable but we trekked through it all.
Someone who inspires you and why: Elon Musk. He defines visionary and when everyone else says no he says why not.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Patience. If you truly have a heart for service it will lead your path, trust yourself.
Favorite quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” —Walt Disney
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I’m terrified of anything with more than two legs.