Ellen holds both a BS and an MS from the University of Delaware College of Nursing and an MS from Widener University. She is currently on the faculty of Widener’s School of Nursing where she is the course coordinator and advisor for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program. She is the chair of a task force which has developed a WU School of Nursing Community Clinic for the underserved in Chester. She is a practicing FNP and volunteers at a nursing clinic for the underserved and uninsured in West Chester.
Prior to coming to Widener University, Ellen has worked as an FNP in a variety of settings. Previous to that she was a Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and developed and ran a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. She was also the educational coordinator for a Critical Care Nursing Conference for 17 years. She has published and edited chapters in nursing textbooks and reference books as well as articles.
Ellen has been active in her church’s women’s ministry for over 20 years, using her teaching gifts to mentor and train women of all ages. She is passionate about “loving her neighbor” and models it in her church and community through all kinds of service and compassionate hospitality. For the past 4 years, Ellen has been using her teaching and medical skills to serve with Compassion Corps. She has been on 2 recent medical trips: the first to remote Timbuktu, Mali, and, in 2010, to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
She is currently serving as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for Compassion Corps and she serves, as well, on the Board of Sigma Theta Tau – eta beta chapter (a nursing honor society). Ellen and her husband, Bob, who reside in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, have two grown sons and two lovely daughters-in-law.