Our Team: Ellen LaPointe
Consultant, Partnerships & Impact
Ellen provides support to HopeLab in the cultivation of key strategic partnerships to increase HopeLab’s institutional resources and leverage our impact. She has extensive experience in organizational leadership, strategy development and implementation, partnership cultivation, fund development, communications, financial management and program oversight.
Ellen previously served at HopeLab as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships (2007 – 2013). In this role, she developed successful HopeLab partnerships with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CIGNA HealthCare, Vivendi, the Entertainment Software Association Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, among others. These partnerships have been key drivers of the success of Re-Mission 2, Zamzee and other HopeLab initiatives. Ellen also served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at HopeLab (2005 – 2007), overseeing the public launch of HopeLab’s first product, the Re-Mission video game for teens and young adults with cancer, and early development of Zamzee.
Before joining HopeLab, Ellen served as Executive Director of Project Inform, a national non-profit AIDS treatment information and advocacy organization. Prior to that, she was an attorney at a large law firm in San Francisco and Director of Clinical Research at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, also in San Francisco.
Ellen received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Community Health from Brown University and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt School of Law.
Photo credit: Liz Song