Kelley Ellsworth became Byte Back’s executive director in October 2008 after serving on the Board of Directors for two years. Prior to joining Byte Back, Ellsworth was the director of the Spring Creek Foundation and served on their board for 11 years. That foundation gave grants to 350 organizations in the region which serve the low-income residents and protect the environment. In addition, Ellsworth was the president and CEO of Ellsworth Productions which made videos for nonprofits and artists, during which she won the Cine Golden Eagle. She also worked at the Women and Poverty Project as the sole research assistant to Dr. Diana Pearce, analyzing statistical data and assisting in writing published articles. As a volunteer, she has served as co-president of the parent-teacher association at John Eaton Elementary and founded Katrina Cleveland Park; an organization which provided housing and resources for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Ellsworth received her BA from Dartmouth College and MFA from Howard University. She is a fourth generation Washingtonian and lives in Cleveland Park with her husband and four children.
Biographies are provided to us by the speakers and are only edited for clarity.