Anna Cole joined CO-OP in January of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for the agency’s financial operations, property management, information technology systems, and serves as Corporate Compliance Officer.
Anna spent the last 15 years working for Boston Senior Home Care and rising through the ranks from Director of Finance and Administration to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Anna’s expertise is in various areas of Accounting with special emphasis in financial operations including strategic financial planning, financial reporting, financial accounting, cash management and fiscal audits. During her tenure at Boston Senior Home Care, Anna also held various leadership positions within the administration, including management of Human Resources, Government and Private Contracts and Grants, Vendor Contracts; management of Office Resources/Facilities and management of Information Technology.
Anna's background includes broad based-on hands experience in Aging and Health Care Service Industry; she held the position of Fiscal Director for Ethos. She spent over a decade building a career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts holding various positions including Auditor for Medicare Programs, Financial Analyst, Supervisor of Budgets and Cost Accounting, and Financial Administrator for Government Contracts.
Anna also has entrepreneurial experience as a Self-employed Financial Consultant and Tax Specialist. She lived overseas for three years as an expatriate and occasionally taught at TASIS England American School and served as a Business Career College Counselor for the Upper School.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) with a Major in Accounting from Johnson and Wales University and a Master's degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a Notary Public, bi-lingual in English-Portuguese, certified as a Professional Mediator, certified in Alzheimer Habilitation Therapy Training.
When not working, Anna enjoys playing golf, reading, and spending time with family and friends.