Ellen Oberton is the VITA Program Manager for the C.A.S.H. Coalition (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope). C.A.S.H. is a community coalition led by Empire Justice and the United Way of Greater Rochester. She works out of Empire Justice Center’s Rochester office. C.A.S.H. was established in 2002 with the mission of creating opportunities for workers with low incomes to obtain, maintain and build economic assets. C.A.S.H. is led by the Empire Justice Center and the United Way of Greater Rochester. In addition to Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and free income tax return preparation, C.A.S.H. volunteers along with community professionals, link interested clients to community resources such as food stamps, child care subsidies, bank and credit union services, home buying programs, money management education, and credit counseling.
Ellen is responsible for coordinating training to the C.A.S.H. Coalition staff and volunteers and for working with C.A.S.H Coalition staff to manage tax site operations in order to assist clients with their tax returns. Ellen comes to C.A.S.H. from Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY where she most recently was a Business Analyst. In CASH, she has found a place to help others in her “semi-retirement.” Ellen holds a BA in Sociology from SUNY Owego and a MA in Accounting from Binghamton University.