Elaine Berlinsky Fain

Class of ’66 - Development Chair

Elaine Berlinsky Fain ‘66 is a member of the Development Committee. She has been involved with various organizations as an educator, activist, researcher, and medical professional. She is the Past President and current Board member of the RI Medical Women’s Association where she mentors women in medicine and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Elaine is an active volunteer at the RI Free Clinic and a member of the Board of Governors of Miriam Hospital.

Her experience at Classical was challenging but rewarding, allowing her to shift the trajectory of her economic future. She advises alumni and students to try new things, travel, and explore while remaining true to yourself.

She honors Classical’s legacy and performs her role with that legacy in mind. She notes the decrease in funding in the City of Providence emphasizes the importance of the Association’s role in providing the much needed support to Classical students today. She hopes to continue to encourage others to support CHS, noting that contributions of any size are vital.

Elaine received her medical degree from Brown University, practiced medicine in RI for 30 years, and retired in 2015. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband. They enjoy traveling, music, and theater. She is an avid cookbook reader and enjoys following the culinary adventures of CHS alumni chefs Nancy Verde Barr ‘63 and Joan Nathan Gerson ‘61. She enjoys gardening and grew her first crop of vegetables last summer.