DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Joined Rippel: 2015
Audrey Wells leads The Rippel Foundation’s financial and investment activities, including budgeting, financial planning and analysis, compliance, and accounting operations. She also oversees the Foundation’s human resources function, as well as its information technology and facilities operations, and grants and contracts function.
While at Rippel, Audrey has created a simple framework for drafting budget proposals and monitoring project costs, which enhanced consistency and completeness and allowed project staff to maintain a hands-on understanding of—and accountability for—project spending.
Before joining Rippel, Audrey was CFO at Cornerstone Family Programs, a New Jersey-based nonprofit, where she played a significant role in the acquisition of another agency, procurement of grants and new contracts, and procedure streamlining. Audrey’s 30 years of experience also includes positions in accounting, finance, and audit with Customized Distribution Services, Lever Brothers Company, and Ernst & Young.
Audrey holds a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University. In her spare time, Audrey is a dedicated singer. She has performed for 15 years in a mixed a cappella quartet, singing everything from barbershop, to doo-wop, to modern popular music. She’s also in a local community chorus, and serves as its treasurer.