Elaine Himelfarb

Board Member

Over the past 20 years, Elaine has held local and international public health and education positions in resource development, grantwriting and programmatic management for positions of increasing leadership and responsibility to enhance quality-of-life and well being among vulnerable populations. As a member of The Greater Contribution Board of Directors, Elaine primarily focuses on grantwriting. She is also a senior program officer/grantmaker for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national nonprofit organization focused on combating hunger. Previously, Elaine worked for Joseph Hospital of Orange and raised over two million dollars annually to support health education, health access and community development programs in Orange County. As the executive director for Project Concern International in Romania, Elaine was responsible for resource development activities, and all financial, programmatic and administrative activities. Elaine’s past experiences facilitating several community coalitions have enhanced her ability to lead people from diverse backgrounds in creating innovative community solutions to complex social service and health problems. Elaine holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.