Emily was appointed the Business Officer of Friends’ Central School in 1986 and continued for 23 years where she was responsible for all non-academic aspects of the independent Quaker school on the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia. During her tenure, the enrollment increased from 650 to over 100 students, the school acquired a second Lower School campus, several major construction projects were undertaken and all financial related processes were improved.
She was a founding member of PAISBOA, the Philadelphia Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association, in 1990 and became its first full-time Executive Director in 2009. The association, comprised of nearly 200 independent schools, collaborate to achieve leveraged purchasing power, professional development and best practices. One of PAISBOA’s greatest achievements is the establishment of its Health Benefits Trust in 2014, which covers the Health and Dental benefits for over 13,000 independent school employees and their dependents. PAISBOA also co-created a comprehensive annual data survey with their counterparts in California that provides a wealth of valuable information to its participants for budgeting and strategic planning purposes.
In June of 2016 Emily retired from PAISBOA, but is continuing to work as a consultant focusing on assisting schools with data-driven strategic decisions. Emily has is a BS degree from Northeastern University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Accounting and also an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.