Bunny Ellerin

Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, Columbia Business School

Bunny is the Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at Columbia Business School, where she handles a variety of strategic, curricular, and industry outreach initiatives, working closely with students, faculty and staff members, and alumni.

She is also the co-founder and president of NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL), a professional community dedicated to building a healthcare ecosystem in the New York region. The organization fosters collaboration across sectors and brings together the best minds to discuss important issues and spur innovation. NYCHBL holds quarterly events on cutting-edge topics and counts nearly 3,000 senior executives within its network.

Bunny sits on the board of The Fund for Public Health NYC, an independent, nonprofit organization that connects the NYC Health Department with public and private sector partners to build public health programs that make our city healthier and safer. She also serves as an advisor to several private, venture-backed companies including Context Matters, Vitalis, and Metamason.

Bunny received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Shortly after graduation from HBS, she founded the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association, which she built into one of the largest alumni organizations at HBS.  The Ellerin Alumni Achievement Award was created to commemorate Bunny’s role in forming and leading the organization and is given to an outstanding leader annually at the HBSHAA Annual Conference.

She lives in Brooklyn with her son, who Bunny expects will create a video game soon, make millions and hire his mom for duties other than making pb&j sandwiches.