Greer M. Ellis


Greer Ellis is an Advocate for Human Justice and a Restorative Justice Practitioner. She leads support, healing, conflict and celebration circles.  She is employed with the Center for Justice at Columbia University, where she is a Program Manager. She co-facilitates leadership training programs with the Beyond the Bars Fellowship and the Women Transcending Collective Leadership Institute.  Ms. Ellis is also an Adjunct Professor in the Columbia School of Social Work.  She is Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) certified and supervises graduate student interns. Additionally, Ms. Ellis leads a Restorative Support Circle for formerly incarcerated and directly impacted individuals at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY, where she is an active member. She moderates and speaks widely at conferences, panels and webinars on topics related to restorative practices, conflict resolution, harm and accountability, children and families of incarcerated parents and ending mass incarceration.

She is a member of the New York Citywide Leadership Council on Restorative Justice, the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice-Restorative Justice Advisory Committee, a member of the Justice for Women Task Force, and a board member at Children’s Haven, an organization dedicated to serving children of incarcerated parents.  Ms. Ellis received her BA from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and her MSW from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.