Ellen Davis (W'85, PAR'13)

Ellen Davis, a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is currently an active principal in Makana Beverages, a manufacturer of probiotic drinks. Over the years, Ms Davis has served as investor and advisor for several early stage businesses. She previously worked for Merrill Lynch in its High Yield Bond Department and was an Associate in Corporate Finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Committed to advancing medical research, Ms. Davis joined the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Overseers in 2015 and serves on its Special Committee on Research, as well as its Membership and Nominating Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Melanoma Research Alliance, which under the auspices of the Milken Institute, is the largest private funder of melanoma research. A leader in other non-profit endeavors, Ms. Davis developed and launched a virtual JCC platform for Greenwich, CT and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of JCC/UJA Greenwich. Ellen is a member of the Women’s Trustee Council of Penn Women and served as a member of the Horace Mann School Board of Trustees from 2009-2015.