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health agency executive , writer

Helen Chard Ellis, American writer, former health agency executive. Recipient March of Dimes Service award, 1982, 83, American Association of University Women Service award, 1983, Florida Federation Women's Clubs Service award, 1983.


Ellis, Helen Chard was born on October 16, 1914 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Claude Franklin and Harriet Correll (Wallen) Chard.


Student, Wooster College, 1931—1933. Student, University Florida, Gainesville, 1966—1967. Bachelor of Science, Simmons College, 1936.


Part-time editorial work University Florida, 1957—1970. Executive director Birth Defects Foundation, 1970—1979. Private practice, from 1982.

Instructor community education program Santa Fe Junior College, 1984—1991.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Alachua County Crime Victim Fund Review Committee, 1979—1983. Board directors Dedicated Alternative Resources for Elderly, Inc., from 1992, treasurer. Member Florida Governor's Alachua County Children's Commission, 1965—1969.

Member of American Association of University Women (past president), Gainesville Fine Arts Association (1st vice president 1980-1982), Florida Freelance Writer's Association, Women in Communications, National League American Pen Women (president Gainesville branch 1978-1984, Florida president 1986-1988), Gainesville Woman's Club (chairman international affairs 1982-1983, correspondent secretary 1995-1997).


Married Harlan Reed Ellis, December 23, 1937. Children: Reed Ellis, Karen Anne Ellis Stonesifer.

Claude Franklin Chard

Harriet Correll (Wallen) Chard

Harlan Reed Ellis

Reed Ellis

Karen Anne Ellis Stonesifer Ellis