Ellena Friedman

Chair, Development committee


Ellena's professional focus is fundamentally driven by her desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals. It is a philosophy that continues to shape her life professionally and personally. She is a senior executive with extensive experience across the healthcare sector, developing strategic plans and marketing and communications programs.  Ellena’s healthcare career began in marketing and communications and has evolved to broader strategic planning and developing solutions for organizations as they respond to the obstacles slowing or preventing growth.  Throughout her career she has worked with or represented leading Fortune 100 healthcare and emerging life science companies, nonprofits and academic institutions.  Currently Ellena is the principal of ECF Associates, LLC.

In addition to joining Enroot’s board; Ellena is a member of The Philanthropy Connection and is a captain of one of its annual grants teams; and is a participant of the Spaulding Rehabilitation/Harvard Medical School Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Clinical and Scientific Advisory Steering Committee.