Employee of the Month: Hannah Ellis

What originally made you want to work with EA?Hannah Ellis and family with an orchard in the background

My dad was an EA Social Worker for many years so I grew up around EA. I even visited the Group Homes with my dad when I was a kid. When I turned 21, he suggested I apply at Nighthawk Group Home. So I did, and the rest is history!


Describe what your best day on the job looks like:

I have a daughter with special needs, so I am not able to work as much as I used to. Any day I get to come in and see everyone is a great day!


What do you wish people knew about working in your field?

Sometimes it may not feel like you are making a difference. Then, years later you will hear from a previous client who had positive memories in the home. That makes it all worth it!


How do you practice self care?

I enjoy going for walks in the orchard next to my home with my husband, children and dog.


What's a hidden talent you have, or something about yourself that would surprise most people?

I went through school in the Spanish Immersion Program. I am a little rusty but I can speak and understand Spanish.


Anything else you'd like to add?

I have been with EA since 2010 and I love my job and everyone I work with here at Nighthawk STRTP!