Ella Yablonsky was born in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 1973. She came to Israel alone in 1991 and went to live in Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. Yablonsky studied nursing, then completed a specialization for operating theaters. Later, she also received a BA in health care management. Since 2001, she has been supervising nurse for juvenile cardiac operations at a large hospital in the Tel Aviv area.