Elaine has been a resident of Pelham since 2005 when she and her husband, Jeffay, and their three sons moved from the upper east side of Manhattan. She was raised in Princeton, NJ, graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Psychology, and holds a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Her career began in legal publishing and transitioned to the public sector, first with the New York State Executive Chamber and then with the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation.
Since moving to Pelham, Elaine has become involved in many community organizations. She has been a member of the Junior League of Pelham and has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Pelham Children’s Center. In 2011, she joined the Friends of Pelham Public Library and in 2013 became a Board Member of the Pelham Education Foundation. She has been active with the Colonial Elementary School PTA since 2007 and has served on the Colonial Site-Based Council since 2013.
Elaine is also very involved with the New York Athletic Club, serving as Co-Chair of the Women’s Tennis Committee and captaining a USTA 3.5 team.
In addition to tennis, Elaine is an avid golfer and snowboarder. Over her morning cup of coffee, she enjoys attempting the New York Times Crossword puzzles.
Elaine was truly an asset to us when we decided to sell our home and buy a new one in Pelham. She was able to negotiate the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home effectively and efficiently and found us the home of our dreams. Her professionalism and knowledge, along with her always pleasant attitude, made her a pleasure to work with.
We were looking for a new home and narrowed our search to a few Westchester towns. When we met Elaine, who was referred from a mutual friend, we knew that we wanted her to be our agent. From our first conversation with her, she understood our needs and within minutes, pulled a bunch of listings that fit our criteria. From the beginning of our search to closing on our new house in Pelham, it took less than 3 months! Chris and Jenny