Ellie was born and raised on the seacoast where she currently resides. She received her nursing degree from the University of Southern Maine in 2008. She began her career as a cardiac nurse at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital where she currently works in a different role as the Clinical Risk Manager. Ellie also serves on the board for the Northern New England Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (NNESHRM) and is currently seeking her Masters in Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University in Chicago.
She hopes to continue to cultivate her passion for healthcare safety. Ellie has a personal connection to the difficulties faced by so many in the community attempting to find recovery resources after watching some of her family members struggle with recovery.