Board of Directors

Elena Butler

President and Founding Director, Lewis W. Butler Foundation


Elena grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics. After college, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Malaysia, a healthcare consultant at Bain & Company, and the international business development lead at an education technology startup. She then decided to change her path from business to medicine, and is now a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. Since returning to the healthcare field, she has served as a Strategy Advisor at Boston Medical Center and as Strategic Projects Lead at the Penn Center for Community Health Workers. Her insights on healthcare reform have been published in Harvard Business Review and The New England Journal of Medicine: Catalyst. Elena is the daughter of Lewis Butler and Catherine Armsden.