Beatriz joined Smile Train in 2011. In her role as Vice President, Finance, she oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for Smile Train Inc. and its international affiliates. Beatriz works closely with the Fundraising and Grant Management departments to maximize the efficiency of the funds raised by Smile Train and help as many children with clefts as possible.
Beatriz comes to Smile Train after twelve years as an auditor in a regional public accounting firm where she performed and supervised audits, reviews, and compilations for a wide variety of industries including broker dealers, retailers, and professional service firms. Beatriz has specialized in performing audits of non-profit organizations since the beginning of her accounting career. Being on both sides of the accounting ledger has given her extensive knowledge about the operations of non-profit organizations. Her prior professional experience also includes social work, which has contributed to her desire to help those in need.
Beatriz serves on the Board of Directors of Memorial Day Nursery, Paterson, NJ. She graduated Cum Laude receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University. Beatriz earned her CPA designation in the States of New York and New Jersey.