Ellen currently serves as the Vice President, Compliance Program Operations, and Chief Privacy Officer for LifePoint Health, a national network with 60,000 employees in over 80 hospitals, post-acute services, and outpatient centers operating in 28 states. Before joining LifePoint, she has served as the Senior Vice President ~ Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer for AARP, a 38 million-member not-for-profit association that advocates for those 50+ to empower them to chose how they live as they age. Ellen created the first Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics for the AARP Boards and established an ethics and compliance program from a seven-page conflict of interest policy to AARP being honored as a World’s Most Ethical Company in 2019 and 2020. At AARP, she set the strategic direction for both the Internal Audit and the Ethics & Compliance functions with a team of seven and a budget of over $1 million.
Ellen earned her JD at UIC John Marshall Law School and her BA at Hope Colege.