Elaine is the Founder of The Sequoia Dream Foundation, a charitable organization that benefits families in the North San Diego County area of California.
The Sequoia Dream Foundation provides grants for families to assist them with paying for their children's  various after school programs.

Elaine has served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego chapter of Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be ‘Strong, Smart, and Bold’ through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada.
With local roots dating to 1864 and national status in the U.S. since 1945, Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights.

Since 2008 Elaine has volunteered her time by facilitating etiquette workshops  to teen girls who are residents of Milestone House. In addition, Elaine serves as a Trustee Board member.
Milestone House offers residential programs designed to prepare at-risk young girls for independent and productive living. They offer caring support, structure and counseling for young girls who have emotional, behavioral and learning problems. Their program focuses on working with teens with special learning needs by providing educational therapy services - with the ultimate goal of creating an independent learner.
Milestone House is an accredited member of The California Alliance of Child and Family Services. Licensed by the State of California and approved & highly rated by the San Diego County Department of Social Services.

Elaine serves as a volunteer and has served as Trustee Board member for KOCT the Oceanside Channels.
Oceanside Community Service Television Corporation (KOCT) is a non-profit organization that produces and facilitates balanced public interest programming for Oceanside and surrounding communities.
KOCT provides public, educational and governmental programming and media access for the community.


  • NAACP Woman of the Year Award 2013
  • Nominee for San Diego Magazine "Woman of the Year" 2012
  • Bethel Memorial Phenomenal Woman award 2008.
  • Who's Who of Executives and Professionals award 2006-2007