- About Us
- Focus Areas
- The Burness Effect
- Contact Us
Vice President for Public Policy
Over the last 20 years, Elaine Dalpiaz has served in a variety of positions addressing policies and issues critical to children, seniors and families. Prior to joining Burness Communications in November of 2010, Elaine was a consultant for Denno Strategies where she advised foundations, health care groups and aging organizations on effectively communicating public policy issues to Congress. On Capitol Hill, Elaine served as a legislative aide for Senator John Breaux on the Senate Special Committee on Aging where she was highly regarded for her expertise in long-term care, healthy aging, family caregiving, and the Older Americans Act. Prior to her time with the Senate Select Committee on Aging, Elaine was a legislative assistant for Senator Blanche Lincoln, handling domestic policy issues including health care reform, Medicaid, and education as well as other issues relating to the Aging Committee and Finance Committee, of which Lincoln was a member. Elaine served as the Deputy Director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, Communications Director for the National Senior Service Corps, and as a program officer in the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. Elaine began her Washington career working for Senator John Glenn in 1984. Elaine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Walsh College in Canton, Ohio in 1984 and her Master’s degree in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, London, England in 1988. She is married with two sons. Elaine enjoys traveling, golf, photography and reading.