Ellen B. Rowntree, MD, Elected to VIM Board of Trustees

Ellen Rowntree, MD was elected to the Volunteers in Medicine Board of Trustees in March, 2013.  She has been volunteering as a psychiatrist at VIM for five years and currently chairs the Mental Health Team. She feels very committed to VIM and its mission and she hopes her experience in the clinic will inform her work with the Board and that her participation on the Board will complement her clinical work. She feels privileged to be able to make a contribution to the needs of the community in such a warm, respectful setting.

Ellen Rowntree, MD was elected to the Volunteers in Medicine Board of Trustees in March, 2013.  She has been volunteering as a psychiatrist at VIM for five years and currently chairs the Mental Health Team. She feels very committed to VIM and its mission and she hopes her experience in the clinic will inform her work with the Board and that her participation on the Board will complement her clinical work. She feels privileged to be able to make a contribution to the needs of the community in such a warm, respectful setting.

Ellen and her husband became second home owners in Sheffield in 1991 and moved there full time in 2003 when she retired from her private practice and clinical teaching in Westchester, NY and New York City.  At that time, she was an Associate Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.  She was also a Lecturer in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training.  She received her MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, her psychiatric training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her postgraduate psychoanalytic training at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center.

Ellen has been involved in a number of community activities in the Berkshires, including time on the Boards of the Sheffield Land Trust and Gould Farm and time as a volunteer with Hospice Care in the Berkshires.  She and her husband, who passed away in August 2012, have two married children and three grandchildren.