Woman to Woman Mentoring is excited to announce two new members of our Board of Directors: Sukanya Bora and Ellen Martin! Sukanya and Ellen are no strangers to our mission. Sukanya has served as a mentor many times and Ellen participated in our CORE program Cohort 16. We cannot be happier to welcome them to our Board and have them as leaders within our organization.
Sukanya Bora (she/her)
A certified organization development professional and a certified executive coach, Sukanya has 25+ years of experience in a wide variety of industries including biomedical sciences and health care. In her current role as a Leadership and Engagement Strategist in Frederick Health, Sukanya provides guidance and expertise on key strategic initiatives that focus on employee development, engagement and retention. She is passionate about leadership development and firmly believes that leaders, both current and future, play a significant role in shaping and sustaining a culture of continuous learning and growth. A certified facilitator of The Leadership Challenge and a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified trainer, she leads and facilitates workshops on a variety of topics focused on organizational and individual learning and success.
Sukanya holds a BS from Sophia College, Mumbai, India. Married to a scientist and a mother of two, she is a resident of Frederick County and is an avid supporter of several local community organizations.
A past board member of Frederick County Society of Human Resources (FCSHRM) for 10+ years, she has served in numerous volunteer leader positions for the organization and as a proud member of one of the first groups of mentors of Woman to Woman Mentoring, she continues to actively associate and support our mission.
Ellen Martin (she/her)
Ellen Martin owns and operates Archichoke Project Design & Drafting LLC, and Properties of Archichoke LLC. Ellen has a Master’s degree in Architecture from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America. She has 10 years of architectural experience in the design and construction of various architectural structures.
Through Archichoke Project Design & Drafting LLC she supports small scale architecture and engineering firms, general contractors, and homeowners to formulate permit and construction drawings. She is well versed in architectural software including AutoCad, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and Blue Beam. Through Properties of Archichoke LLC she invests in and manages rental properties throughout the Frederick area with the goal of maintaining access to an affordable rental market.
Ellen grew up playing softball, basketball, swimming, and tennis. She continued to play softball in college and began competing in Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 27. She has recently been invited to compete internationally for the World Kickboxing Association and is also working towards her first MMA competition. While Ellen was living in Denver, Colorado she was invited to train with Elevation Fight Team. Ellen has always loved the physical and mental health benefits of preparing for competitions especially as it translates into her work, home, and relationships.
Ellen lives with her husband and two dogs in the downtown Frederick area. One of her favorite places to work is Gravel and Grind, one of her favorite places to eat is The Orchard, and one of her favorite places to shop is Baileys Treasures.
Sukanya and Ellen will serve as Directors July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025. Sukanya and Ellen join twelve women who have served on our board for the last year and beyond. Learn more about all of our board members.