Elaine is retired from Battelle Memorial Institute where she served as a requirements analyst and technical writer. Prior to that, she worked in the field of instructional design and training development for over 20 years. She is a founding director, elected by popular vote in 2009 to serve on the original Board of Directors. Elaine served as CASAA president from 2011 – 2014. She has developed presentations and testified at numerous FDA public hearings and as well as creating promotional and educational materials for CASAA. Elaine was an invaluable leader to CASAA, and has been described as "the glue that held everything together." Elaine retired from CASAA's board in 2022.