Eleanor Saunders moved to Brandon from Dallas, Texas in 2004. She found ECHO and came on board as a volunteer in 2006. By 2007 she was the Center Director. She has worked exclusively in the non-profit sector. Her past employers have included: The Children’s Home, ECHO of Brandon, Junior Achievement, and most recently, Bay Life Church.
Eleanor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. She has received certifications in the National Parents as Teachers Association as well as Volunteer Management through the Points of Light Foundation.
Her community involvement in Brandon has included directing the Brandon Cold Weather Shelter, partnering with Family Promise, volunteering at I Am Hope Café, as well as pioneering the creation of the Seeds of Faith Community Garden. Eleanor is also a graduate of the Leadership Brandon, Class of 2009.
She was recently recognized as the Hometown Hero by the Tampa Tribune (12-14) as well as Fox 13 News (3-15).
Eleanor is excited to continue her service to the community as the Executive Director of ECHO.
She resides with her family in Brandon, Florida.