Ellie Axe, Chair
Ellie is the director of Consulting Programs and Operations for the Jewish Organizing Initiative in Boston. Ellie brings her energy for relationships and capacity building to the Dimensions board. Prior to JOIN, Ellie worked at JCRC Boston organizing Jewish young adults. In that role, she deepened her relationship to Judaism and learned how to develop leaders and coach others to take action. Having developed an itch for organizing, she then worked as an organizer and became the Massachusetts Organizing Director of Stand for Children where she organized state and local campaigns focused on public education funding. During those three years, she cut her teeth on electoral politics and began to understand her passion for supervising and coaching organizers. After spending seven years in the nonprofit sector, she returned to school with the hopes of pushing her leadership skills and toolbox and got an MBA at Simmons School of Management. Organizational behavior and operations piqued her interest, and she became invested in finding a way of merging the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Ellie was able to fulfill this goal when she worked as the Director of Operations at Common Impact, an organization that builds programs for for-profit employees to lend their skills and expertise to the nonprofit sector through skills-based volunteering. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, she now lives in Cambridgeport with her husband and daughter.
Ezra Reinstein, Secretary