Ellen Rapp serves on CIP’s Board of Directors. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in May 2020. Ellen is now a graduate student at Grand Valley State University pursuing her MSW. In her most recent position, Ellen has been working as a Supervised Parenting/Exchange Monitor for YWCA West Central Michigan. Previously, Ellen served as a Direct Support Professional at Bay Human Services, where she provided community-living support to adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. In this position, Ellen worked closely with consumers and advocated for their needs while strengthening their independent living skills. Ellen has previously volunteered as the Executive Treasurer for NMU’s Student Social Work Organization, where she contributed to the development of fundraising opportunities and collaborated with other officers to engage in community involvement. As a board member for CIP, Ellen plays an important role in recruiting students and community members to become aware of and familiar with the Caregiver Incentive Project.