Ellen H. Blais
Executive Director, New York Tri-State Region
Ellen H. Blais is One Love’s Executive Director of the New York Tri-State Region, leading initiatives to increase educational programming and partnerships in New York, New Jersey, and southern Connecticut and empowering communities to end relationship violence through education and awareness.
Ellen brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit and business management and has contributed to the growth and strategic direction of several organizations. Previously, Ellen was Vice President of Development at STRIVE International where she implemented fundraising strategies that contributed to a five-fold increase in the number of people served and a doubling of the annual budget. Prior, Ellen was an investment banker at Credit Suisse, executing initial public offering and mergers & acquisitions, and joined the management team of the Investment Banking Department as a Director, where she managed the annual budgeting and strategic planning processes.
Ellen volunteers as a tour guide at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and also served on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Ellen holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She and her husband have three adult children – all avid One Love boosters.