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Executive Team

Vanessa Finley, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Program Officer

Vanessa Finley has been the Chief Program Officer (CPO) at the Community Service Council since July 2017 and took the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer in July 2018. As the CPO, she is part of the four-person executive team and is responsible for oversight and support of all programs, services and coalitions offered through the Community Service Council’s six core investment areas of Education, Housing & Homelessness, Incarceration Reduction, Veteran Reintegration, Health & Mental Health and Data & Information. Read more >
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Walter Gerow, Chief Financial Officer

Walter Gerow joined the Community Service Council as CFO October 2017, managing CSC’s finance team and the day-to-day accounting, financial management, financial reporting, budget development and management, treasury services, and regulatory reporting to governmental agencies, foundations and other funding sources. Walter has three decades of operational and financial experience in the healthcare, insurance and nonprofit industries, including executive administration, business plan development, financial forecasting, financial analysis, competitive analysis and bench-marking. Read more >
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Heather Hope-Hernandez, Chief of External Affairs

On November 14, 2016, Heather Hope-Hernandez joined CSC as the new Chief Officer of External Affairs. Heather is a veteran communications and public policy professional with a nearly 25-year track record. A native Tulsan and University of Oklahoma graduate, Heather worked for 12 years in both Washington, D.C. and New York City as a political journalist—first covering the U.S. Congress for publications including Congressional Quarterly where she analyzed the impact of proposed tax and budget legislation as well as appropriations, crime, immigration and campaign finance reform. Read more >
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