Elisa Hallerman, PhD, JD, is the CEO of the first-ever Recovery Management Agency (RMA). After graduating from New York Law School and passing the New York bar, Elisa relocated to the West Coast to take a shot at the entertainment business. Over the next decade she went from the talent agency mailroom to becoming partner and head of the talent department at United Talent Agency, later becoming a partner at William Morris Endeavor. Sober from drugs and alcohol for years, Elisa's interest in the recovery field drew her to take classes in drug and alcohol counseling at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010. She soon realized her future career and purpose were in this field and began making preparations to leave the entertainment industry.
In 2011, Elisa created RMA, specializing in crisis management. In addition to her JD, Elisa holds a doctorate in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, with a focus on neuroscience and trauma. She has studied Soul Psychology with renowned spiritual writer and psychotherapist Thomas Moore PhD, and is currently becoming certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, as developed by Peter Levine PhD. Elisa is a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and was a visiting professor at Chapman University for film and media arts.