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Christine Ellis

Councilmember, City of Chandler, AZ

Councilmember Ellis was born and raised in Haiti and moved to the United States in 1986. She has resided in Chandler since 1987. She has been married to her husband, Benjamin, for 32 years and have two children, Sean and Taliah. Councilmember Ellis has a Bachelor of Science, in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and has worked as an RN for many large hospitals and care facilities, while holding many high-level positions such as Director of Nursing in the Metro Phoenix area. She has also taught medical assistant and certified nursing classes in Arizona’s community colleges. From 1998 to 2015, she founded and operated Cedar Sanctuary LLC, realizing that families needed an alternative to caring for their loved ones. In addition to caring for the elderly, she has been a part of the foundation of the The Bridge/FCS Ministry for over 17 years which helps feed the local homeless population and provides to their spiritual needs, partnering with other ministries in Arizona.

As a Councilmember, Christine serves on local and regional committees, including:

  • City of Chandler Communications and Public Affairs, Information Technology and Management Services Subcommittee
  • City of Chandler Community Services, Economic Development, Neighborhood Resources and Cultural Development Subcommittee
  • Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Domestic Violence Council

Christine also volunteers with:

  • Co-founded Oppression Healing Ministry
  • Advisory Board Member of HASCED (Haitian American Center for Social Economic Development)
  • Committee Member – For Our City
  • Chair of Pollack Haitian Hope Center
  • Board Member of Midwest International Food Bank AZ

Her past service in Chandler and beyond included the following:

  • Citizen Bond Exploratory Public Works Subcommittee for 2020
  • Member, Governor-Appointed Board, Infection Control, State of Arizona, Assisted Living Rep
  • Chandler SDA Church Building Committee Board
  • Co-Founder of non-profit The Bridge for Community Services
  • Co-Chair HID (Haiti Infrastructure and Development)
  • Co-Founder, Village D’Esperance Orphanage in Haiti
  • Co-Founder, Haitian Disaster Relief, Board President
  • Co-Chair, Haitian American Center for Social Economic Development – HACSED