A 20-year Petaluma resident, Elece joined Petaluma People Service Center in the spring of 2004 as Community Resource Manager, in 2006 served as Associate Executive Director, and in 2011 as Executive Director a position she currently holds. She has enjoyed a rich career creating new business while growing and restructuring established business. Prior to joining PPSC, Elece served as Chief of Staff for a venture capital firm in San Francisco. She has an extensive background in sales, marketing and general management gained from over fifteen years of experience in the software and services industry. Elece was on the lecture circuit and spoke at universities and colleges nationwide before moving to the Bay Area. While at PPSC she served on the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2005-2011, was President in 2009, and is active on the Chamber's Economic Development and Government Affairs Committees.
She is a member of Sonoma County ad-hoc committee for Upstream Investments Initiatives, and was appointed by Supervisor Rabbitt in 2010-2011 to the Community Development Committee. She is a member of the Healthy Community Consortium board, represents Petaluma People Services Center on the Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking, has served for many years on the City of Petaluma Transit Committee and has years of experience on various boards in the community; KJHS, PTSA, Little League and other community based organizations.