mental health expert, The Carter Center
As assistant director, Lei Ellingson assists the director in developing, planning, and implementing Mental Health Program activities, including the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, and the Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Georgia and acts as the liaison between the Mental Health Program and state organizations. Previously, Ms. Ellingson worked in the field of special education. Ms. Ellingson received an M.P.P. from Duke University, an M.S.S.E. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.