Dr. Ellis holds Arizona state certifications as a School Psychologist, Special Education Supervisor, School Principal, and Teaching Certification for Emotionally Handicapped, Learning Disabled, and Elementary School. As Chief of Behavioral Health Services at Marana Health Center, she is responsible for overall administrative, clinical and financial operations of Marana Health Center’s Behavioral Health Department within rural community health center. Her duties include staff hiring, clinical supervision, contract monitoring and negotiations and budget development and management. She provides outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families.
Dr. Ellis will serve as the liaison between Open Doors Community School and Marana Health Center for the collaborative efforts to implement the Community School Model that includes access to primary and behavioral health as a means to address barriers to learning among students and their families.