Chief Executive Officer, The END Fund (U.S. board member, LIF)
Ellen serves as the CEO of the END Fund, working to see an end of the suffering caused by five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.5 billion people. She 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. She holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.She currently serves on the boards of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Security Advisory Board, Panorama Global, and Uniting to Combat NTDs. Ellen’s book, Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (foreword by Bill Gates) was published in January 2019 by Johns Hopkins University Press. She was also named as one of Fortune Magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” for 2019. Ellen serves on the US board of the Legatum Institute Foundation.