Dr. Carla Smith holds a doctorate of education in executive leadership and a master of education in counseling psychology. She has been working within the nonprofit sector for more than 25 year and is currently the Director of Finance and Administration for the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. During her career, Dr. Smith has been responsible for the management of all fiscal and administrative functions, government and corporate grants, annual audits, IT/MIS, human resources, and office operations. She also has significant program background, formerly overseeing residential and non-residential services within the domestic violence and homeless services arena and is the co-founder of a NJ based not for profit organization formed over 12 years ago. These experiences have allowed her develop a unique understanding the nonprofit service arena and has facilitated her ability to enhance agency compliance and the ability of organizations to meet their individual missions.