Ellen Hornady comes to the Nebraska Arts Council board from a human resources background. She is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration.
Ellen has a strong interest in volunteer and non-profit service, with her current board service including College Park in Grand Island, Hall County Leadership Tomorrow, AOK Ladies, and the Vern & Esther Taylor Charitable Trust. She has previously served as board president for Hope Harbor, board chair for the Grand Island Community Foundation, and board member for CHI Health – St. Francis. In addition, Ellen has volunteered on committees for various organizations and events including AKSARBEN, Chautauqua, Stuhr Museum, YWCA, Heartland United Way, and the Stop Trafficking on the Plains Fund at the Grand Island Community Foundation. Ellen was the 2016 recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction award.
Ellen resides in Grand Island with her two teenage children, and is a managing partner at JEH Holdings, LLC developing a townhome community, The Villas at Stolley Park.