Ellie O’Hagan has been the Executive Assistant for Urban Gateways for over five years. She is also the Office Manager and Board Liaison, and assists the staff with logistics, trouble-shooting, materials, and equipment as needed. She has been a Public Relations Director, a Marketing Director, a Philosophy and English Tutor, a florist, a framer, a short order cook, and a waitress. She is a practicing artist with a degree in Painting and Philosophy from Northwestern University. She lives in Chicago near most of her huge family, and has two children and four granddaughters.