Ellen is from Michigan, but has traveled the country; living in California, Montana and Ohio before coming back to attend the University of Michigan. She lived in Ann Arbor for 30 years and was a Washtenaw County Public Health officer for 20 years; retiring last May (2009) she is now the executive director at the Corner Public Health Center in Ypsi. Ellen is happy that the Center is downtown where a solid relationship can be built with the community. The Corner also organizes the Corner Theatre Troupe, an awesome after school program where teenagers can learn to foster discussion of sensitive topics to their peers through performances. They’ve been really successful and are currently pursuing funding for a bigger space and a wider audience.