What People Say:
“Ellen is a player-coach: more about the WE, not ME”
“Your style makes people want to succeed, and motivates them to stay at the table”
“You were able to connect the big picture with practical, business with mission”
Why Night Heron?
Herons have excellent vision -- but they take their time observing their territory, before diving in. This summarizes my approach.*
photo by Daisy Photography & Design - Stow
Who am I?
Ellen has worked in nonprofits for over 30 years, in a variety of sectors and positions. She has served as interim executive director in a variety of situations that called for different needs from that position, and understands that your needs will be both unique and familiar.
Ellen has presented a variety of workshops on financial literacy for nonprofits, most recently as part of the Foundation for Metrowest series and this spring at Nonprofit Net in Lexington.
Ellen, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, has an MBA in Finance from Boston College, and serves as a Trustee of Hampshire College (B.A. History/Political Science), a Corporator for Middlesex Savings Bank, serves on the Leadership Council for MassCreative, and continues to serve on the Stow Selectboard.
Professionally, I have worked almost exclusively with nonprofits, though I received fantastic training at Bank of Boston in my early years.
When not working, I have been a committed participant in civic work. I was elected to the Stow Selectboard in 2019 (after a ten-year hiatus!); I have also served on my local school committee, was assistant Town Meeting Moderator, and chaired an elementary school building committee. I am currently focused on being a Trustee of Hampshire College, where I serve as chair of the Enrollment Committee.
I have lived in Stow since 1990 with my husband Mike, and a series of dogs (Rocky & Shanty, pictured); and am honored to be parent of two amazing adult children.
Sectors in which I've worked:
Worker Owned Businesses
Consumer Owned Businesses
*The Night Heron photo I use was taken by Jim Braswell
I'd be happy to tell you more about my love of night herons (and osprey and other shore birds!)