Ellen Hafer has served a Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers since 2003. She oversees operations and implementation of strategic initiatives including a goal of 100 percent Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementation by 2011.
She also serves on the Executive Committee of the MA eHealth Collaborative focused on system-wide EMR implementation and interoperability across the state.
Prior to her current role, Ellen served as COO at Neighborhood Health Plan, a health-center based HMO. She also served as Executive Director of Manet Community Health Center for 17 years in Quincy, growing the organization from 2 sites to 5. She has had extensive experience as a board member of several organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Coalition of School Based Health Centers and a community-based counseling agency for the uninsured in Quincy. Ellen previously served on the boards of Brigham and Women's Hospital, three community health centers, the League and NHP. She has received three awards for leadership: the Pat Miller Leadership Award from Simmons Graduate School of Management; the Kathleen Crampton Award from the League; and the John Gilbert Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers.
Ellen received her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management, an MTS from Harvard University Divinity School and a BA from "Penn State". She is an avid college football fan, resides with her husband in Boston and has three adult children.