Wendy Ellis is an Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Founding Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Ellis has spent the last decade developing and working to grow a resilience movement to address systemic inequities that contribute to social and health disparities that are often transmitted in families and communities from generation to generation. The Building Community Resilience (BCR) collaborative and Resilience Catalysts networks are implementing the BCR process and CCR’s Community Resilience framework– strategic approaches for cross-sector partners to align resources, programs and initiatives with community-based efforts to address adverse childhood experiences and adverse community environments– or as Ellis has coined it “The Pair of ACEs”. The strengths-based approach aims to boost community resilience by enhancing access to support. Dr. Ellis pioneered Resilience Catalysts in Public Health, leveraging local health departments for the resilience movement. She holds leadership roles like Chair of the National Academy of Science’s Committee for Enhancing Community Resilience, Advisor to the CDC’s Injury Center, and the National Academy’s Culture of Health Advisory Board. In 2018, she became an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow, advancing cross-sector strategies for childhood trauma, equity, and community resilience.