Vice President, Finance
Noël Russell-Unterburger, Vice President, Finance joined the YWCA Greater Los Angeles’ team in December 2012 as the Interim Controller. Within months she assumed the leadership role of overseeing the finance department commensurate with her current position today. She ensures the continued mission of the YWCA GLA by promoting sound financial decision-making. Her insight of the organization’s financial and business affairs ensures the integrity and viability of its assets. Noël is a forward-thinking strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience in accounting, financial and business management. She has focused over 14 years in nonprofit organizational management. Noël directs all financial aspects of the business encompassing several years of auditing experience. This has led to the incorporation of best practices that has enhanced the maintenance of its fiscal information. She has greatly impacted several company’s business policies and procedures, as well as improved overall processes.
Her leadership ability and professional expertise has successfully facilitated her involvement to serve as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring students to choose career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through the establishment of their 11 Magnolia Public Schools. She chairs the Finance and Audit committees, and is on several advisory boards overseeing Executive and Personnel matters for the foundation. Noël is dedicated to serving the community in her professional capacity as a financial advisor to nonprofits and educational institutes. She has gained success in this quest through a foundation built on considerable leadership in Finance, Accounting, Business Management and Operations obtained throughout her educational and professional experience.
Noël has also worked as a financial leader in the banking and manufacturing industries. She holds a degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management, and has numerous certified trainings in auditing, taxes, governance, operational management and computer applications. She is a CPA candidate scheduled to complete in 2015.