Elaine Person of Altamont is a charter member of the Clowns on Rounds executive board and has been our executive director since 1998, the year she retired from AT&T. Although she occasionally makes an appearance in clown as “Val N Tine”, she leaves the hospital and nursing home clowning to her amazing staff. She annually volunteers her time to organize and run various activities that raise funds for Clowns on Rounds at the Capital Region Wine and Apple Festival every September.
Elaine was named as a recipient of the 2011 President’s Call to Service Award for volunteering well over 8000 hours to her community during her lifetime. The award includes an official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin, a personalized certificate of achievement and a con-gratulatory letter from President Barack Obama. Elaine and her husband, Tommy have been foster and adoptive parents for almost 35 years and have twenty children.