Paula is responsible for the management of the financial operations of the Community Foundation. She manages the financial accounting, reporting, and data analysis; audit and tax. Paula graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BS in accounting and is a CPA. Prior to joining the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Paula worked at the Austin Community Foundation for 17 years, most recently in the Controller position.
In 2018, Paula relocated to Cedar Rapids with her husband, Chris, and their two sons, Chris and Sammy. She enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, exercising, reading, playing cards, and supporting her sons with their sports and scout activities.