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    • International Experience

      How travel expanded my worldview and shaped my understanding of my place in the world …

Hi, I'm Ellen.

I’m a social worker, humanitarian, and advocate. I believe our privilege as global citizens also requires of us a commitment to global engagement and social responsibility. That’s why I work to increase opportunity for vulnerable communities at home and around the globe.



Ellen has an incredible mind that is creative and along with ability to make solid assessments. She offers a fresh approach to viewing and analyzing situations while making solid well thought out recommendations. She has integrity, is trustworthy and simply delivers with whatever she sets out to accomplish. I have personally seen her in action and she would be a huge asset to any team.
Brian Kerney / Executive Director, Uncharted International, Inc.
Ellen is a really wonderful woman who comes to the table with a powerful combination of character, skill, empathy, and creativity. She is great at doing collaborative work with other people and organizations, but also has a special ability to bring fresh ideas of her own into the mix. While her work at CABHN demonstrates her commitment to improving the well-being of some of Connecticut’s most vulnerable people, she has a professional demeanor that would fit well in virtually any non-profit or corporate environment.
Doug Hall, PhD / Executive Director, National Priorities Project
I have worked with Ellen as a steering committee member of CABHN. She is organized, efficient and passionate about issues affecting low-income families. She is a strong advocate and quite skilled at working collaboratively with a diverse group of organizations and individuals.
Janet Alfano, MSW / Executive Director, The Diaper Bank