Ellen Morris Bond
The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will feature Ellen Morris Bond the executive director of Self Help, Inc. at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, July 11 at Mesa Library. This monthly event is open to the entire community.
Bond graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in English and then earned her Master of Science in Community Development from UC Davis.
She has lived in northern New Mexico for 35 years. Currently, she and her husband and daughter live in Pojoaque.
Bond became interested in the non-profit service world while working as a Vista Volunteer from 1978-1981.
The Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 brought new challenges to Los Alamos and gave Self Help, Inc. an opportunity to be of service to the families who lost their homes.
During that period, Bond was asked to be a full-time employee and then became the executive director in 2001. She has broad experience in case work, advocacy, case management, resource development and extensive experience in receiving and managing public and private funding.
Bond will talk to the group about needs and issues in northern New Mexico as well as the history of Self Help, Inc. and what it does for our community.
If you would like to order a lunch, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many choices available from the Los Alamos Food Coop. The price of lunch is $10. Contact Armbruster with your food order by the evening of Tuesday July 9. You do not need to order a lunch to attend.