Ellen Buchman is vice president for field operations at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference) and The Leadership Conference Education Fund (The Education Fund). She is a member of the leadership team of the organization. She spends much of her time training and working with staff and organizational leaders, nationally and around the country. Further, Ms. Buchman has authored numerous training materials and an outreach and organizing model for the coalition. She has coordinated U.S. delegations to international meetings on civil rights issues, and has served as a trainer and speaker for international delegations to the United States. Ellen has been a member of the staff of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund since 2003. Her education and training is in Social Work and community organizing, with a BA and graduate studies from the University of Michigan.