Kherlyn Veillard-Marcel has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit finance sector. In 2017, she joined the NYC Department of Finance working as an Administrative Accountant Manager/Project Control Analyst for the Finance Information & Technology business unit where she is responsible for the management of IT contractual budgets, contract negotiations, budget planning and identifying priorities and metrics. However, she spent the bulk of her career as the Deputy Budget Director of the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundations, a private operating and grant-making foundation founded by investor and philanthropist George Soros. In this capacity she had oversight of an annual budget of nearly $1 billion, funding a network of Soros Foundations, regional initiatives and domestic programs based in more than 70 countries across the globe. Throughout her tenure at the Open Society Institute, she led a series of finance & budget trainings and workshops across the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
She serves on the board of the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP), and is the Co-Treasurer of the Haitian Roundtable, and is also an Associate member of the Nassau County Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
She completed her MBA at Southern New Hampshire University and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, from which she received the Alumni Leadership Award in 2017 by Dr. Calvin O. Butts, then President of the College. She also holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from, Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) located in Fontainebleau, France.