Kathleen M. Shields

As Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Shields is responsible for overseeing internal accounting controls for the organization, and for all aspects of corporate financial functions for Eliza Jennings including financial statements, stakeholder reporting, tax returns, and budgets. In addition to her financial management responsibilities, Ms. Shields develops financial plans and polices and functions as a member of the business-planning team for the entire organization, which includes all corporate and community-based services.

An experienced CPA, Ms. Shields has more than 15 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining Eliza Jennings in 2004, she served as an audit manager for American Express Tax & Business Services, formerly Hausser + Taylor, LLP, assisting clients in various industries including not-for-profit organizations.

Ms. Shields earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University and is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and served on the Budget and Finance Committee of LeadingAge Ohio, the statewide association of not-for-profit aging services organizations.