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Ms. Shana Ellis

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President and Chief Executive Off...

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The Centers for Habilitation
215 West Lodge Drive
Tempe , Arizona 85283
United States

Company Description: TCH operates annually by securing several different funding and contract sources.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Tempe High School
  • Master , Public Administration
    Arizona State University
  • Bachelor's Degree , Business/Computer Information Systems
    Arizona State University
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Senior Management Team | The Centers for Habilitation, 15 Jan 2016 [cached]
Shana Ellis President and CEO
Shana Ellis named as ..., 28 Jan 2014 [cached]
Shana Ellis named as Outstanding Community Leader
January 28, 2014
Shana Ellis
Tempe Leadership will award its highest honor, the Outstanding Community Leader Award, to Shana Ellis at the Tempe Chamber of Commerce's "Breakfast for Chamber Champions" event on February 28, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Tempe.
Ms. Ellis, a native of Tempe, was named in January as the President and CEO of The Centers for Habilitation in Tempe, a statewide nonprofit organization which has served people with disabilities since 1967. Ellis is also serving her second term on the Tempe City Council, she is the current chair of the Metro Rail Board, past chair of the Valley Metro/Regional Public Transit Authority Board, past chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments continuum of Care Committee on Homelessness, past chair of the Tempe Human Relations Commission, and past chair of the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. She is a former President and longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, a member of the Arizona Community Action Association Board, St. Luke's Medical Centers Board, and served two terms on the Tempe Community Council Board of Directors. Ms. Ellis is a Past-President of Tempe Leadership, a graduate of Class XIII and is still a dedicated volunteer to the program.
Tempe Leadership Board President, Tanya Chavez, said Ellis was an easy choice for the award.
"Not only has Shana served our community well, but she represents the best of Tempe Leadership and serves as an example for other emerging leaders in our community," Chavez said.
Wrangler News - Online Edition - Chamber endorses Arredondo, Copple, Ellis in Tempe council race, 4 Feb 2006 [cached]
Chamber endorses Arredondo, Copple, Ellis in Tempe council race
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has announced it is endorsing incumbents Ben Arredondo and Len Copple, along with newcomer Shana Ellis, in the Tempe City Council election, citing their record of commitment to local business interests.
Ellis is a longtime Tempe community resident and is assistant director of the Tempe Community Council. She has a good knowledge of the issues affecting Tempe businesses and is keen to work to actively retain existing businesses in Tempe and attract new business to locate in the city.
Friends of Transit Update - July 10, 2012, 10 July 2012 [cached]
Shana Ellis, Tempe Councilmember and Board member for both the Valley Metro and METRO transit agencies, received the 2012 Maricopa Association of Governments' Regional Excellence Award last night. As a councilmember for Tempe, she has extended her role as a local city elected official to serve as a key regional leader in transportation.
As Chair of the Valley Metro Board in 2011 and Board member of METRO, she was instrumental in the development of unified leadership with the recent hiring of a single CEO for both agencies. Ellis' leadership has been demonstrated by her consistency in goals and direction for both Boards.
She has continually shown her passion and commitment to serving and improving the region's public transit system. She has supported many regional, multi-faceted efforts with the support and expansion of light rail, development of the Valley Metro Mobility Center, participation in Clean Air Campaign Awards luncheons, and being part of the student-designed bus wrap unveilings.
Tempe, AZ, Dec. 23, 2013 - ..., 23 Dec 2013 [cached]
Tempe, AZ, Dec. 23, 2013 - The Centers for Habilitation (TCH) in Tempe is pleased to announce the hiring of its new President and CEO, Shana Ellis of Tempe. Ellis, a Tempe native, was chosen from among 57 applicants throughout the country. She is expected to take the helm in January after the retirement of TCH's current President and CEO, Vicki Kringen.
Harvey Gibson, President of the TCH Board of Directors and chair of the search committee said although many talented and qualified individuals applied, Ellis was chosen for a variety of reasons.
"Shana brings a strong history of nonprofit management through two decades at the Tempe Community Council, as well as private sector experience and government relations through her role as a Tempe City Council member and leader on a variety of regional boards and associations.
"She is influential, respected and has a strong sense of vision and a passion for helping people with disabilities. Shana has deep roots in this community and she's been a longtime supporter of TCH.
Ellis said.
Ellis holds a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University and is currently in her second term on the Tempe City Council, serving as Vice Mayor from 2008-2010. She is the current Chair of the Metro Rail Board of Directors, and also serves on the St. Luke's Medical Centers Board and the Kiwanis Club of Tempe among others.
They will be led by Shana Ellis, a community leader with long history of experience in non-profit management. I have known Shana for many years and believe that TCH's Board of Directors made an excellent decision in choosing her to lead TCH.
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