Elaine Berlinsky FainClass of ’66 - Development Chair
Classical, she says, introduced her to many of life’s possibilities, through its exacting academics as well as its stimulating after-school activities. School trips to the RI Philharmonic and Trinity Repertory Theater, along with cutting-edge science enrichment programs in marine biology and computers, helped her develop what ultimately became lifelong passions. In the current challenging educational environment, due in part to decreased funding for schools, she is passionate that the Association provide programming support to today’s students at Classical.
Elaine started her career as an environmental health specialist in New York before changing her career path to internal medicine, retiring from private practice in 2015. She now volunteers at the RI Free Clinic. She served on the medical faculty at Brown University and was a recipient of the Woman of the Year Award from RI Medical Women’s Association (RIMWA).
She is also involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations in RI, currently serving on the Board of Directors of RI Council for the Humanities and RIMWA, and as a Governor of the Miriam Hospital Foundation. She has served as the President of her class at Brown, the Providence Medical Association and the Global Alliance for Immunization against AIDS.
Elaine received her MD degree from Columbia University, MSc from Harvard School of Public Health, and BA from Brown University. She and her husband Barry reside in Providence. They have a growing family with 3 young grandsons. Elaine enjoys gardening and exploring cities as well as the countryside.