Director of Finance & Administration
Rita joined CLAS in 1990. During her 25+ years at CLAS, she has been involved in all aspects of management. Rita has played an integral role in CLAS’s expansion from 13 staff members with an operating budget of $530,000 in 1990, to our current level of 40 staff members and an operating budget of $3.5 million dollars. As Director of Finance and Administration, Rita’s primary responsibilities include: planning and implementing our budgets and funding contracts, preparing funding applications, ensuring compliance with the reporting requirements of our funders and regulatory agencies, coordinating Board meetings and related activities, and overseeing the administration of CLAS.