Ellen Whittom

Treasurer

Ellen currently serves as Senior Advisor at the David Brower Center in Berkeley after spending several years as the Center’s first Director of Finance and Operations. The David Brower Center is a vibrant home for the environmental movement, providing office and conference space as well as arts and education programming. Ellen came to the nonprofit sector following a 20-year career in municipal government management. She served as the Assistant City Manager in Emeryville, managing the City’s financial and administrative functions, and also held positions in several other East Bay cities, including Oakland, Albany, Dublin, and San Leandro.   Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ellen has lived in the Bay Area since 1983.  She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Goldman School at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Lafayette with her husband, Craig, and is the proud parent of two daughters, Rachel and Grace. Ellen is delighted to have witnessed the impact of Urban Adamah through Rachel’s transformative experience as a fellow in the fall of 2015.