Ellen hails from the Bronx, New York. She graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and began her career focused on children with autism and various cognitive disabilities. After Ellen moved to Florida, she found a job in recreation within a Senior Community and immediately knew it was the perfect fit for her. In 1997, Ellen started in the Care Centers at St. Mark Village developing Life Enrichment activities for Residents in Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. When the position for a Life Enrichment Director in Independent Living became available, Ellen was excited to pursue her passion of planning and discovering stimulating, educational and fun programs for vibrant and active Seniors. When she is not at St. Mark Village, Ellen can be found playing racquetball, her favorite sport!