"Previously Ellen served as the executive vice president of Tides where she worked for 23 years with high net worth donors and other social change activists on a range of domestic and global issues. She is a trustee of Futures Without Violence, on the Steering Committee of Peace and Security Funders Group, and a member of The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Advisory Board." 
"Ellen Friedman currently serves as Executive Director of The Compton Foundation which seeks to foster human and ecological security by addressing contemporary threats to these rights. Previously she served as the executive vice president of Tides where she worked for 23 years. Ellen brings deep experience in organizational design and management, innovative grant program development and implementation, and a passion for transformative social change around the world. She is a trustee of the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and holds an MBA from UCLA. "
- Director, Rockwood Leadership Institute
- Treasurer, New Field Foundation
- Advisory Board, Mesa Refuge