As Controller, Melissa McBride Elmasian monitors and confirms the financial condition of the Foundation. Melissa is responsible for the production of monthly financial statements, maintenance of the accounting records, comprehensive budgeting and ensuring the Foundation results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
Melissa earned a MS in Business Administration and Finance from Salve Regina University while becoming a CPA. She started her career in public accounting before moving into the private sector as the CFO of a national newspaper chain where she worked for 15 years. Melissa subsequently shifted to a nonprofit accounting outsourcing service for 2 years before joining the Joan Mitchell Foundation.