About Elena

A 35-year veteran of the marketing and communication field, I have a reputation for thinking out-of-the-box. This perspective, coupled with my skill as a designer, communicator, and organizer, has made me an integral member of many successful teams. I am known for her ability to bridge great design and aesthetics with innovative business strategy. Working primarily for nonprofit organizations, my passion for improving the world has had many opportunities to flourish.

My entrepreneurial spirit has fueled my engagement in institutional positions as well as during times of self-employment. My enthusiastic and open-hearted approach to the collaborative process has endeared me to a wide range of clients and colleagues ensuring a positive and fulfilling journey to a common goal.

Until recently I held the position of creative director at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. I held held similar positions at the Omega Institute, and Bard College. Currently I am collaborating with colleagues and clients through ThinkingPartners.

My work life is complimented and sometimes integrated with  other activities and roles which include being a wife, mother, friend, designer, fiber artist, musicianentrepreneur, educator, volunteer, and gardener. I live in Red Hook, New York with my artist-husband Bernard Greenwald.