Karen Frost, Treasurer

CPA, Senior Director of Operations, Public Health Institute

Karen Frost has over 25 years of experience in the finance and grants management field as well as having attained the CPA.  She is currently the Senior Director of Operations at the Public Health Institute. In this role, she translates the vision and goals of the organization into effective operational strategies and objectives. She coordinates the development of PHI’s strategic financial planning, budgeting, risk management and other organizational trend analysis, as well as supporting the institute’s efforts in international programs with research and start-up operations in foreign countries. She has taught several courses for InsideNGO and other organizations.  She has been in all positions on an audit team, from being an auditor with Touche Ross to leading the audit as a Director of Finance to leading compliance as Senior Director of Operations.  She has experience all levels of organizational operations such as starting up foreign offices, implementing internal controls, writing policies, building disaster recovery and incident response plans, interpreting rules and regulations from a wide variety of funders.  She does this all with her sense of humor intact and a bit of her clowning techniques.