Ellen Nolan Gard, RN MPA Director of Health Services

Ellen Nolan Gard previously served as Hearth’s Chief Operating Officer from 2001 – 2007 and oversaw the start-up of Ruggles Affordable Assisted Living and Uphams Corner ElderHouse, as well as the acquisition of Hearth at Burroughs Street. She then became the Center Director for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center – Elder Service Plan. Prior to returning to Hearth, Ellen worked as an RN for Central Boston Elder Services, providing home services as part of their Boston Senior Home Care program. Previously, Ellen spent 20 years with the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston in various capacities, including serving ten years as the Vice President of Operations. She holds a Masters in Public Administration – Health Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College.