Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis is the former founding Executive Director of the Office of Resilience housed in the New Jersey Department of Children & Families. Ellis had the responsibility, in partnership with Community, for developing and implementing a statewide plan to address adverse childhood experiences across the state of New Jersey.


He is the founder of Dave Ellis Consulting, LLC, a group dedicated to using Worldview Illumination and the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations That Matter for training on diversity equity and inclusion, strategic planning, community engagement, trauma, and trauma-responsive/healing-centered care.


Dave is a Certified Master Trainer on NEAR (neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs & resilience), its impact on brain development in children prenatal through 3 years of age, and its implications across the life course.