Elaine Hausman grew up in Los Alamos, NM, and was blessed to learn about Sathya Sai Baba in 1979, after many years of seeking gratification in worldly pursuits. In 1980 Swami motivated her to dedicate her life to the spiritual path and to His organization.
She is grateful for the opportunity to serve Sai Baba as Region 9 Vice President for the past 4 years, and prior to that, Region 9 Service Coordinator for 4 years. Elaine was an office-bearer in the Sathya Sai Baba Center of Santa Fe since 1981.
As a strong advocate of encouraging youth to find spiritual inspiration in arts education, Elaine helped found the Santa Fe Youth Symphony in 1994. She has been the Treasurer of Moving Arts Española since 2009, which offers dance, drama, music, tutoring, and visual arts instruction to youth in the poorest county in northern New Mexico. Moving Arts also feeds over 400 children and extended family every week with healthy vegetarian meals.
Elaine and Rob Hausman married in 1982, and they have 2 adult children – James, an orchestra teacher and musician in New Orleans, and Eleanor, a bookkeeper in Tucson. Rob and Elaine shared three business ventures in computer software design over 32 years.