Ellie Anbinder has always had an inquisitive and questioning part to her DNA; she always asks questions about the “non-obvious” in life and as she has lived her life, has had multiple careers which centered around asking the hard questions and working toward answers to those questions.
In the 80’s she grew a networking referral company in the New England area; the company was actually the first networking company in the New England area.
When Ellie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991, her question was always: “why did I get this disease?” Since no one seemed to be able to answer the question, she founded a non-profit to fund research on the links between breast cancer and the environment. This mission was unique at the time and set into motion a new way of thinking about breast cancer.
The theme of finding out and asking questions about untouched topics again arose for Ellie when she became the frontline caregiver for her husband who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. She noticed and lived through the loneliness and isolation of being a caregiver and started a consulting practice that provides a safe place for caregivers to discuss their questions and find resources to navigate through the difficult dementia process which affects not just the health of the patient but impacts the caregiver dramatically. Caregiver-Wellbeing is her new mission.