Elaine is honored to be the Director of Communications for the Buddy Whitethorne Foundation. Elaine came to Flagstaff to begin a new adventure and it has been quite an adventure. She met her husband Randall J Wilson on August 18, 2003 one month to the date of arriving and the rest, as some say, is history. Randall is an artist who joined the association of Native American artists called Art of the People in 2010 and developed a close relationship with both Baje Senior and Buddy. Elaine joined Randall, Baje Sr, and Buddy working with Art of the People doing event planning and developing various fund-raising activities including the popular Coin Toss at Art of the People events.
Elaine brings with her 36 years of experience as a Health Care Medical Provider. She is a Physician Assistant and currently practices in North Country Healthcare clinics where she has many Native American patients from both the Navajo and Hopi tribes. She serves as a Radiation Exposure Screening Education Program (RESEP) Clinician administering Downwinder exams at this Community Health Center. She has a passion for bringing medical care to these underserved communities.
Elaine also has a passion for helping to promote Native American artists and encouraging young emerging artists to follow their dreams and help mentor them alongside other accomplished Native artists. She has a very close connection with the Whitethorne family and treasures her time that she did get to spend with Buddy when he was among us.