Cindy Ward is the Chief Financial Officer for LeadingAge California. She joined the association in September 2016. She served as the Chief Financial Officer of the California Hospital Association, the Vice President of Finance at the California Dental Association, and worked as an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of both the Association and the Foundation. She manages all aspects of the financial reporting including the budget preparation, and serves as the primary liaison with the association's external auditors and tax professionals. She provides oversight of the administrative functions which include human resources, insurance, contracts and office management. She is a licensed CPA, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fresno.