Elaine Best joined Western University of Health Sciences in September 2016 as the Founding Director of Internal Audit and Advisory Services. This new role and department mark the latest phase in the University’s establishment of internal audit and advisory functions. Over the course of nearly two decades, Elaine held several financial and auditing-related positions with Edison International (SoCal Edison), most recently as Senior Audit Manager at Edison’s Rosemead headquarters. Elaine earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Accounting) from the University of Texas, El Paso, and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from California State University, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Public Accountant.