Ellie has been living and working in sub-saharan Africa since 2000. Prior to joining Namati, she worked with Partners in Health in Neno, Malawi, where she was Director of PIH’s Program on Social and Economic Rights. Ellie previously established and managed the Clinton Foundation’s pediatric HIV/AIDS program in Malawi, where she focused on bringing care and treatment to marginalized families and played a key role in launching the country’s early infant diagnosis program. From 2002-2005, she worked in Nkwanta, Ghana with the Population Council and Ghana Health Service on scaling-up the national Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative in an effort to decentralize primary health care and increase access among the rural poor. Ellie has also worked with Pathfinder International in Mozambique, the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Botswana, the Institute for Global Health at UCSF/UC Berkeley, IRC, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization in Geneva. Since 2006, she has served as Advisor and Board Member of YOSSA, a grassroots orphan program in central Malawi. Ellie holds a MSc in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University.