Ellen graduated from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing. After serving two years in the Army Nurse Corps, she joined the staff of Emerson. She has been on the Maternity unit for over 30 years and is cross-trained between the Labor and Delivery unit and the Mother-Baby unit. She became certified as a Childbirth Educator in 1996. Ellen particularly enjoys having a couple in her childbirth class, and then caring for them during their birthing experience.