Vice President, Finance
Carmela Caplain joined American Student Assistance (ASA) in June 2021 as the Vice President of Finance, working with the Executive Vice President and CFO and the Senior Management Team to develop, implement and ensure financial programs, processes, and initiatives to effectively support ASA’s overall mission, goals, and objectives.
Carmela has more than 18 years of fiscal management experience working with not for profits and 5 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining ASA, Carmela held the position of Vice President of Finance at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP), where she managed the significant growth of over $2 billion in philanthropic assets and all financial aspects of annual campaign fundraising, grantmaking, donor advised funds and endowments. She has worked extensively with Board of Directors, Audit, Finance, and Investment Committees.
Carmela began her career in public accounting and was an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand, which merged and became PWC. Carmela is a CPA and a graduate of Boston University.
A resident of North Easton, she is a member of Temple Beth Emunah in the South Area, where she has served as Vice President and Treasurer.