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, 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 was recently elected to the Stow Selectboard.
*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!)
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 this past spring (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 Student Life/Experience Committee.
I have lived in Stow since 1990 with my husband Mike, and a series of dogs (currently Rocky, pictured); and am honored to be parent of two amazing adult children.