Ellen Musialowski is the Chief Financial Officer at the Community Foundation, joining the team in late 2023. In this role, she oversees finance, accounting, investments and operations. Ellen is responsible for strategic financial management, asset management, risk assessment, business process management, facilities and IT. She works closely with the Board of Directors and its Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees to implement their fiscal policies.
Ellen was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, representing eight counties within WNY, more than 160 parishes and more than 30 schools. She also served as Treasurer of the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and the St. Joseph Investment Fund. Her role had considerable involvement with a variety of Diocesan boards and committees. Previously, she was at Praxair/Linde for ten years as a senior manager of accounting, overseeing their SOX program as well as the lead liaison for their external audit. She previously also served as an auditor with EY.
Locally, she has served on several boards including Canisius University’s Alumni Association and Board of Regents, Delta Development, Catholic Cemetery Corporation and Saturn Club. Nationally, she works with American Corporate Partners (ACP) providing mentorships for US active and retired military and their spouses.
Ellen received her B.S. in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems from Canisius University.