Ellie Garrett was the Council’s first director of community affairs and operations—its second employee after Jennifer. Since then, she’s been a scholar and leader in Minnesota health policy, from the Minnesota Center for Health Ethics to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She credits her early experience at the Council for the trajectory of her career as a health policy leader: “I got to work with Jan Malcolm and Lois Wattman—truly, some of the best policy minds in the nation.”