Ellen Smith

Chief of Staff

As chief of staff, Ellen serves as an advisor and strategist in the president’s office, and partners with the chief operating officer to focus on overall organizational strategy, operations, design and development, with recent efforts directed towards people strategy, resource allocation and capacity-building. Ellen has served as chief of staff since 2011, having first joined the Ounce in 2009. Ellen previously worked as an international grants coordinator and in refugee resettlement. She earned a BA in international relations from Boston University in 2004.