FCA, a leading health and human services not-for-profit organization on Long Island, recently named Carla DeFrancisco, CPA, vice president and chief financial officer.
FCA President and CEO Jeffrey L. Reynolds, made the announcement on behalf of the organization.
“FCA is extremely fortunate to welcome a financial professional of Carla’s caliber to our management team,” said Reynolds. “Her expertise will help guide and support our current and future initiatives as we strive to meet the evolving challenges of Long Island’s underserved communities. Equal to Carla’s skills is her dedication to our mission.”
In her role as vice president and chief financial officer, DeFrancisco will oversee all aspects of FCA’s finances, from budgeting and financial planning to preparing reports for the board of trustees. She will also develop policies and procedures as necessary to improve operations.
Her 25 years of experience in non-profit and government accounting includes close to two decades as CFO at the Syosset-based child welfare agency MercyFirst.
Prior to that she was a partner at the regional accounting firm Israeloff Trattner, in charge of the firm’s governmental and non-profit practice as well as the firm’s quality control.
DeFrancisco has worked as a strategic partner with internal and external stakeholders and has collaborated with governmental entities in establishing accounting protocols for financial reporting.
Throughout her career, she has worked in partnership with other CFOs to advocate for sufficient funding to support the missions of not-for-profit organizations.
“FCA is on a trajectory of growth to serve a broader population,” said DeFrancisco. “This requires vigilant oversight of a complex process working with various government entities, private funders and foundations, each with its own specifications that need to be managed. I believe people who are underserved deserve opportunities that give them the tools to be able to thrive.”
DeFrancisco earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from C.W. Post Center of Long Island University and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant.
She is a member of the Nassau Chapter, New York Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
A long-time resident of Long Island currently residing in Smithtown, DeFrancisco considers it a privilege to have joined FCA.
In addition to helping FCA grow, in her spare time, DeFrancisco enjoys spending time with her family and nurturing the gardens around their home.