Ellen Wilson joined NCEN in 2020 and has served on the board since 2021. She has been conducting research and evaluation in the area of public health, primarily reproductive health, for more than 25 years. She received masters degrees in international affairs and public health from Columbia University in 1992, and began her career working in international development, including living and working for one year in Burkina Faso and two years in Paraguay on programs supporting family planning services. After receiving her PhD in Maternal and Child Health at UNC, she worked for 18 years at RTI international on U.S.-based projects. In 2020, she began working as an independent evaluation consultant, starting her own company, Insight Evaluation. In this role, she is enjoying the opportunity to work in closer collaboration with organizations working at the community level and expanding her substantive areas of work to include (so far) education, community development, and mental health. Ellen is the mother of a 20-year-old son. She lives near Carrboro with her husband and dog and enjoys hiking with them in the woods around their house.