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FISH OF SANCAP Welcomes Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan to the Board of Directors


FISH OF SANCAP is pleased to welcome new member Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan to the Board of Directors. States Maggi Feiner, President & CEO, FISH, “After working with Rev. Dr. Sloan for many years through our partnership with St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, it’s an honor to welcome her to our Board. With Dr. Sloan’s support and vital contributions to our organization, we will celebrate continued success and build a brighter future for all our island neighbors.”


The Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan has been an Episcopal priest for 18 years, and most recently retired from St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island after serving for ten years as its first female Rector. Prior to coming to Sanibel, Ellen served as Chaplain and Dean of Community at The General Theological Seminary in New York City. She has a previous 25-year history in the field of education - teaching first in the United States and then assuming teaching and administrative responsibilities in Maracaibo, Venezuela and subsequently The Netherlands in the field of English As a Second Language. Upon her return stateside, Ellen was appointed as the first female Director of Accreditation (in the 100 years of the organization’s history) at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the Boston area. There she was responsible for creating and facilitating an accrediting process for over 350 schools (K-8). In addition, she acted as Associate Director for the accreditation process of 65 schools in Europe. Upon the completion of her Ph.D., Ellen became a professor at the University of Connecticut’s Graduate School of Education and taught courses in research, leadership development, and organizational development - also acting as the Director of the Principal Preparation Program at UConn.

Ellen earned a B.S. in Education from Plymouth State University, an MA in History from Dartmouth College, an M.Div (Master’s in Divinity) from The General Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Organizational Development from the University of Connecticut. She has two adult children and three grandsons, also two standard poodles. Ellen enjoys biking, writing, playing the piano, quilting, being part of the Sanibel community, and still can’t believe she’s retired!

For more than 38 years FISH has been a "neighbors helping neighbors" organization as the islands only wrap-around service provider offering a wide range of human services. FISH works through donations, and, with their professional staff, provides assistance to those that live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva. To learn more about the programs and services of FISH, please contact Alicia Tighe Orgera, Executive Director, at (239) 472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org

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