Among her many accomplishments, Ellen Wolfson founded the eight-member Chicamarimba band, an all-women band that has been entertaining audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for the past 19 years. An accomplished musician and counselor, Ellen is a model of selfless love, generosity, and energetic compassion. Her friends and family regard her as a living, breathing 911 system, serving as a round-the-clock advocate for those in need of healthcare, education, immigration assistance, housing, or straight talk. As a valued member of the Clackamas Community College faculty, Ellen directed the counseling department and coordinated the international student program. She enriches our lives and inspires us to work for a more compassionate world.