Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. For nearly twenty years, Ellen worked at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), a leading health plan headquartered in Boston. As Vice President for Medicare Programs, she created and ran a Medicare plan, First Seniority®, which Consumer Reports rated first in the nation. Earlier she was Vice President for Product Development and Management and Director of Strategic Planning at HPHC. As Director of Strategic Planning, earlier, she planned, selected sites for, oversaw market research, and conducted feasibility studies for outpatient health centers, including successful locations in Greater Boston including Copley Square, Davis Square, and Quincy Center. As Vice President for Product Development, she led a team that created new insurance and related products, including designing and pricing benefit packages to meet the needs of employer groups, government purchasers, and members. She also collaborated with large, innovative employers to supplement health insurance benefits with specialized programs and features, such as a very popular fitness benefit with the YMCA of Greater Boston.