Ellen currently serves as Executive Director and Clinical Professor of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Prior to this appointment she spent twenty-five years in business management and entrepreneurial activities, primarily in the healthcare industry. She co-founded and served as Chairman of Pacific Biometrics, a medical diagnostics company; was President of HCIA and CEO of its predecessor company, Healthcare Knowledge Resources, both healthcare information service companies; and held the positions Corporate Vice President of Baxter Healthcare, President and Founder of Baxter Management Services Division, and Director of Strategic Planning for Baxter.
She currently serves on the boards of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Patterson Companies (PDCO), First Midwest Bank (FMBI) and HMS Holdings (HMSY). She has previously served on the boards of Oxford Health Plans, NCCI and NephRx. She also serves on the Northshore University Research Institute board and previously served on the board of the Northshore University Health System.
Ellen received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Vassar College.