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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee will carefully evaluate all the systems underlying the management of ESA’s financial resources.  The committee is charged with the following:

  • Maintain a continuing review of ESA’s financial operations and investment performance (with the CFO and professional advisors)
  • Provide high-level direction and oversight for ESA’s investment strategies
  • Review and recommend changes to the spending policy on reserves
  • Recommend changes in policies and/or management, as needed, to ensure that financial resources are sufficient to allow ESA to achieve its strategic goals
  • Long-term and short-term financial planning including reviewing the annual budget and making a recommendation to the Governing Board.


  • Chair: Vice-President for Finance
  • Members: President-Elect and 2 additional Governing Board members


  • Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Chair (2023 – 2026)
  • Stephanie Hampton (2023 – 2024)
  • Diane Pataki (2021 – 2024)
  • Jen Funk (2022 – 2024)