Ellen Fairchild is currently the Director of Nursing for Assisted Living at Fort Scott Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. A native of Fort Scott, Fairchild has previously worked as a wound care nurse, a medical/surgical nurse, and a pediatric nurse at Via Christi and Mercy Hospitals. She has earned many awards and accolades for her energetic and compassionate approach to nursing.

Mrs. Fairchild earned her associate of science in nursing (RN) degree in 2015. During her time at FSCC, she participated in many campus activities or organizations such as choir, orchestra, Student Nurse Organization as Recording Secretary, and Phi Theta Kappa as Chapter Vice-President and Delegate to International Convention then the following year Chapter President. Her initiative on campus earned her the Phi Theta Kappa Professionalism Scholarship in 2014 and the Student Nurse Organization Professionalism Award in 2013 and 2015.

Mrs. Fairchild and her husband, Lane, reside in Fort Scott with their three children, Levi, Aiden, and Lizzy.