Ellen Kelso


Senior Consultant

The Avoca Group

Ellen Kelso provides executive level consulting for Quality Management, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), risk management, and regulatory strategies and documentation for The Avoca Group. Throughout the course of her career, she has developed deep expertise in clinical development, regulatory affairs, and human subject protections. Her passion is for creating space for efficient operations and effective human interaction, and for harnessing people’s collective knowledge to achieve critical business objectives.

After working within the pharma industry for many years, Ellen founded the Goodwyn Institutional Review Board, which offered review and protection in various types of human subjects’ research, including initial and ongoing review of clinical research protocols and investigative sites.

Ellen holds a Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Indiana University. She has been published multiple times, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Beechwood Foundation for Neurologic Injuries and Disorders.