Ellen Amstutz is Senior Program Officer for Community Based Programs and External Affairs at DOROT, a New York City based non-profit organization. DOROT, which means generations in Hebrew, provides innovative programs to reduce social isolation among older people and enable them to live independently in the community. DOROT brings the generations together to learn from one another through a range of mutually rewarding volunteer experiences for all ages.
Ellen oversees DOROTs Connect Through Tech programming including Without Walls teleconferencing and online programs and support groups and the Homeless Prevention Program. She has oversight of DOROT’s impact and program evaluation work and the organization’s efforts to promote its research on social isolation.
Before joining DOROT, Ellen worked in various policy, program planning, research and volunteer management positions including the Community Service Society of New York (CSSNY), and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She also worked as a research consultant in children’s services in the UK. She has served as Adjunct Lecturer and Student Advisor in Social Work for Columbia and Fordham Universities. Ellen holds an MSW in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Social Policy both from Columbia University School of Social Work.