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Nicholas R. Ehlen, Board Member

Nick Ehlen

Nick Ehlen is a commercial real estate broker with Melvin Mark Brokerage Company, a full-service commercial real estate company based in Portland, Ore. He was chairman of the board of directors for ChristieCare (which merged with Youth Villages in 2011). Along with the Youth Villages Board, Ehlen sits on the Portland Parks Foundation board, Rosemary Anderson High School advisory council, and is a trustee of the James R. Kuse Family Foundation. He is a past Oregon Ballet Theatre board member. In February 2011 he was named to the Portland Business Journal’s list of “Forty Under 40” recognizing 40 of the most influential business executives in the greater Portland area who are under the age of 40. A Portland native, Nick earned a bachelor's degree from the London School of Economics.

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Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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