Ellis is a highly accomplished visionary Executive with experience in strategic visioning, business planning, and public speaking. He is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in strategic thinking and innovation. Ellis has a proven track record in the development of innovative mental health programs and successful fund development.
Ellis’ goal, as our Executive Director, is to move Eli’s Place from an exciting concept to a fully operational program. He will be working closely with the Board, volunteers and supporters to make Eli’s Place a reality where adults, aged 18 – 35, who are struggling with serious mental illness and often concurrent substance abuse, can find a healing road to recovery.
Eli’s Place will soon become a reality, providing a therapeutic environment for healing, community living and where the residents can experience positive leisure activities and meaningful work experiences. The center will also provide the crucial transition support required to take the learning from the rural setting back to a successful urban life.
Ellis lives in Port Dalhousie, St Catharines. He is married to Coletta McGrath and is the proud father of Zachary, Brynne and Devan, and grandfather of Nathan. He has been a Rotarian since 2005 and is a Paul Harris Fellow.