health care: Ellen


Ellen Barbara Kagan is an innovative, passionate entrepreneur, who has been in the forefront of the business world and social activism for twenty-five years.

As the President of Kagan Associates, a telemarketing company, Ellen developed programs for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. She designed each program and modeled them specifically for each of her clients. They included in-house training for employees, with a focus on how to be effective on the telephone and in sales; seminars on sales, telemarketing, customer service, and time management; also, scripts; and the implementation of these telemarketing programs.

Venues for seminars included Bentley College, Waltham, MA; Connecticut College, New London, CT; and UMass Boston, MBA Program, as well as many at the Newton Marriott, Newton, MA.

Ellen also trained on Wall Street to be a Stockbroker, where she sold stocks, bonds and mutual funds. In this capacity, she worked the telephones twelve hours a day and built up a client base in the Tri-State Area. She also has been a Financial Planner in Boston and a Real Estate Broker in Boston and Wellesley.

As a social activist, Ellen created, hosts and produces the public access television series, Your Health Care:Choice or Chance?, whose mission is to teach the public how to navigate the health system. This series also airs on podcast on this site and was a call-in radio program on the award-winning station, WATD, 95.9 F.M, Marshfield, from 2006-2008.

So popular is Your Health Care:Choice or Chance? that a fan wrote to Needham Community Television, where it aired: “I found her (Ellen Kagan) to be my personal star on your network. Whenever she interviews someone, I am very much entertained, as well as informed.”

In 2009-2010, Ellen wrote her medical memoir, ELLEN IN MEDICALAND:TRUE STORIES OF HOW I FELL DOWN MEDICINE’S BLACK HOLE AND STILL LIVED AFTER ALL, which is on Kindle and is a WOW! Said one reviewer: “Ellen In Medicaland is MUST reading for everyone – doctors, patients, caregivers and anyone who might get sick – which means all of us. Not to read this important book could be harmful to your health. It should also be made into a movie – maybe a horror film with loads of laughs because it has such wit and satire!”

Ellen is a graduate of Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, with a B.A in American History; and she holds three Masters Degrees: in City Planning and Public Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a Masters in Education from Northeastern University in Boston.