Michelle Matis is CFO and COO of Valencia Foundation. She joined Valencia in 2001 with several years of experience in the nonprofit sector specializing in finance and accounting. Prior to Valencia, she served as Senior Accountant at Florida Hospital Foundation. At Valencia she held the position of Senior Accountant and later Controller until she assumed the CFO position in 2006. Under Michelle’s guidance as CFO, Valencia Foundation’s endowment has grown to be one of the strongest among all community colleges nationwide. In 2011, Michelle was given the additional responsibility of Chief Operating Officer of the foundation, which means she now leads all internal foundation operations including donor stewardship, communications, scholarships, foundation and alumni relations. Michelle is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Association of College and University Business Officers, American Association for Women in Community Colleges and Women’s Executive Council. Michelle graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She also has an MBA from Webster University.