Ellen Gallagher

Chief Program Officer

Ellen (she/her/hers) aspires to create more equitable and just communities. She spent over a decade advocating for the rights of immigrants and refugees. Ellen directed programs and was the founding staff person of Welcoming America, which supports communities in their efforts to be inclusive, welcoming places for immigrants and refugees. At Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), she earned her Master's in Public Administration. After completing her studies, Ellen managed an experiential learning field lab. She next led leadership development programming for students at the Center for Public Leadership at HKS. She has her BA in Sociology from Grinnell College.


Quick fact: Ellen loves to put peanut butter on her ice cream sundaes

Ellen Gallagher