Pitching In


“A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent.” 




Life offers a torrent of digital and technical challenges. On this page, you will find organizations that educate and commit to guiding professionals every step of the way. Elisa supports these organizations and invites you to find one that parallels your own interest. Click on the link to find out more.  


Bay Area Travel Writers



Bay Area Travel Writers, Inc., based in San Francisco, CA, is a not-for-profit, professional association of writers and photographers with outstanding achievements in travel journalism. BATW members travel and report locally and all over the world.  





Public Relations Society of America— PRSA 


PRSA is a community of more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States. PRSA advocates for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and acts as one of the

industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.

Elisa holds a PRSA accreditation, APR.


 San Francisco Writers Conference 




 Writers building careers need new ways to conquer the challenges of publishing in the digital and print world. The San Francisco Writers Conference provides the resources and connections to make this possible. Elisa serves the Conference as a faculty and advisory board member.  



 Creativity lies dormant unless we invest in our own skills and potentials. Elisa maintains active memberships in the following organizations and encourages you as a colleague or acquaintance to fuel your creativity and invest in your future. Check them out! 



Women’s National Book Association — WNBA 



WNBA-Womens National Book AssociationThe purposes of WNBA are educational and charitable. The Women’s National Book Association brings people together from all writing arenas who are interested in supporting the writing and reading community. The Association came into being in 1917 and has eight chapters: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. 



Left CoastWriters 



Left Coast Writers® supports new and established writers in the production and promotion of their work in a stimulating atmosphere of creativity and community.