Who We Are
Ellen (Ellie) Krug, Executive Director
Ellie practiced law as a trial attorney in Boston, and then Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she founded and oversaw a litigation firm. She is a veteran of more than one hundred trials and thousands of depositions. She has argued cases before the Supreme Courts of Massachusetts and Iowa, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Above all else, Ellie Krug is an innovator. “We need to think differently and outside the box in order to close the Justice Gap,” she has stated.
Before beginning with Call for Justice in December, 2011, Ellie had extensive experience as a Board member and officer of various non-profits in both social services and the Arts. She is also a writer and a lecturer.
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Emily Lindholm, Program Manager
Emily Lindholm is a 2013 alumnus of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Peace & Justice Studies. Emily has demonstrated dedication to her community both professionally and personally, including her most recent position as program coordinator at the Gettysburg College Center for Public Service.
She has experience working with a wide variety of social justice initiatives including education, food justice, immigration, women’s advocacy, and the arts, and expects the list to continue to grow. Emily is passionate about ensuring that “access” to civil legal care is truly accessible regardless of status or social standing, and believes in the power of community to affect positive and sustainable change.
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