Family Project Director
Department: Public Education and Outreach
Ellen Kahn is the Director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Family Project, where she provides national leadership and expertise in public education and advocacy efforts to achieve full equality for LGBT families. Under Ellen’s leadership, the Family Project has launched three highly successful, innovative programs that promote fair and inclusive policies and practices; All Children—All Families; Welcoming Schools; and the Healthcare Equality Index. Ellen was formerly the Director of the Lesbian Services Program of Whitman-Walker Clinic where she developed innovative educational programs for gay men and lesbians considering parenthood, which serve hundreds of people each year.
In addition, Ellen serves as President of the Board of Directors of Rainbow Families DC, the capital area’s support and education organization for LGBT-headed families. Ellen received her B.S. from Temple University and her M.S.S. from the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research. Ellen lives with her partner and their two daughters in Silver Spring, MD.