Ellen serves as the CEO of the END Fund, working to see an end to the suffering caused by five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.7 billion people. The END Fund has supported partners across more than 30 countries to deliver over 1.1 billion NTD treatments to hundreds of millions of people since its founding in 2012.
Ellen has worked in global health and humanitarian response for over 20 years in more than 70 countries, for organizations including International Medical Corps and Operation Smile.
Ellen holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.
Ellen currently serves on the boards of Global Institute for Disease Elimination and the 100x Impact Accelerator Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves on the Mwele Malecela Mentorship Program for Women in NTDs Steering Committee.
Ellen’s book, Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (with foreword by Bill Gates) was published in January 2019 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Ellen was also named as one of Fortune Magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” for 2019.