Board of Directors

Jenna Ellis

Jenna Ellis is a member of Board of Directors of NCLD and serves on the Development and Innovation Committees. She is a philanthropist, community volunteer and a mother to six children ages 7 through 22.

Jenna currently also serves on the board of Charles Armstrong School. She was instrumental in the founding of the Parents Education Network (PEN) – Silicon Valley in 2012. Most recently, Jenna served as the board chair of PEN – National, Children’s Center Preschool and Palo Alto Preparatory School.

Previously she worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young, LLP serving clients in the financial services industry. She retired in 2003 to spend more time with her growing family.

Jenna received a baccalaureate degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Mississippi.

Why are you an advocate for individuals with learning disabilities?

“I am a steadfast advocate for individuals with learning disabilities because I believe the educational landscape needs to be transformed into a place where learning diversity is celebrated and appreciated.”

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NCLD Introduces the Young Adult Leadership Council

“Nothing About Us Without Us” I find myself saying this countless times as I work on NCLD’s Young Adult initiatives. Too often, important decisions are made for people, not with people. In an effort to change this dynamic, NCLD is bringing together young leaders with learning and attention issues so they can gain knowledge and … Continue reading NCLD Introduces the Young Adult Leadership Council

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