Calece joined the Foundation in 2020 bringing over eight years of accounting experience in the non-profit industry. She has primary responsibility for the accounting function for the Foundation, which includes responsibility for activities leading to the generation of financial statements, budget preparation and monitoring, and implementing and maintaining appropriate internal controls for the organization.
Most recently, Calece served as Supervising Senior Accountant at Cordia Partners where she provided outsourced controllership services for multiple non-profit organizations, including but not limited to, private foundations. There she oversaw numerous system implementations, ranging from accounting software to databases and expense systems, to improve operational efficiency for her clients. Previously, she worked at Polaris Project where she managed grants and implemented an indirect expense allocation methodology to calculate monthly indirect expense allocation based on grant agreements. Prior to that, she worked at B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, where she led the centralization of accounting operations for 30 regional offices to the headquarters office.
Calece specializes in maximizing resource productivity through policy analysis, process improvements, and change management. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing her CPA license.