Melmark New England Names Director of Advancement
May 6, 2014 Melmark New England, an Andover nonprofit that serves children and adolescents with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders, announced that Ellen M. Kallman has joined the organization as director of advancement.
Kallman brings 27 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and executive leadership to her role at Melmark New England
, where she will oversee fundraising and advancement initiatives.
Most recently, Kallman served for seven years as director of philanthropy at Lowell General Hospital where she oversaw annual fundraising of $4.5 million and the completion of a $16.5 million capital campaign.
Previously, she worked as an independent advancement consultant. She also has overseen direct mail programs for several private companies and was director fo development for the Alzheimers Association.
Kallman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Harvard University.
She is an active volunteer and serves on several local boards including Ipswich Caring and the Ipswich Museum.
Melmark New England was founded in 1998 as a service division of Melmark, Inc., of Berwyn, Penn. It was developed to meet the educational, rehabilitative and vocational needs of students with complex and challenging needs, specifically, students with autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, dual diagnosis, and severe challenging behaviors.
In 2006, the program moved from Woburn to its current location in Andover. To serve individuals who need 24 hour supports and services, the program has developed community residences in Tewksbury, Methuen, Dracut, and Peabody.