Ellen Buchman is executive vice president for field and communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Ms. Buchman oversees field and communications staff who develop and carry out strategies for the coalition’s public education, rapid response, communications, and field organizing and outreach campaigns on a number of priority issues, including but not limited to voting rights, criminal justice reform, equity in education, economic security, affirmative action, federal judicial nominations, and other critical issues in the coalition.
She started the organization’s Department of Field Operations and oversees its work to provide and support training in diverse coalition building and creating campaigns in mobilizing, building in-state capacity and partnerships, and program development. This involves working with staff and national, state, and local partner organizations in educating and mobilizing their respective members; building coalition-model organizing campaigns at the state/regional level; creating materials and tools that enable The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund’s national, state, and local partners to alert and educate their constituencies on federal and related state public policy efforts; and meeting with and speaking to national coalition organizations that work with The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund on issues impacting civil and human rights at the federal, state, and local levels.
Further, Ms. Buchman, who has formal training in leadership development and social work, has authored numerous training materials and curricula, as well as conducted numerous trainings and talks in both domestic and international seminars, conferences, and classes. She has been a member of the staff of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund since 2003 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Last updated July 27, 2016