Lou Ensel has a B.A. in English from Northwestern University, and is completing work towards a M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine. He has completed mediation training at Capital University Law School, and consensus building training with the City of Columbus, Ohio.
Professional Experiences in Peacebuilding / Community Building
Lou has 20 years in non-profit management from agency and community relations to Associate Director for a regional chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. He has worked in varied community and public environments from foodbanking to public policy in transportation, from diversity education and mediation to neighborhood healing through consensus building. As Executive Director of the Biosophical Institute, Lou works closely with agencies that the foundation funds, and looks to the future for continuing to support peacebuilding efforts.
Lou wrote an article in the Columbus CEO about the rising immigrant population in Central Ohio in the late ’90’s. Lou was also a member of a City of Columbus team that created a manual to bridge the communication gap with the growing Somali population in Columbus, Ohio.