Managing Director, Development
Ellen Flenniken leads the Drug Policy Alliance’s development and donor engagement efforts. She helps to shape the strategic vision for the organization as a member of its management team.
Her career has been focused on advancing human rights, racial justice, and LGBTQ equality, both as a fundraiser and political campaign manager. Before joining DPA, Ellen served as finance director for Oregon’s successful campaign to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana, campaign manager for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), finance director for Kate Brown’s winning campaign for Oregon Secretary of State, and deputy finance director at Oregon United for Marriage.
Ellen received her B.A. in political science and Mandarin Chinese from Middlebury College.