Board

Shawna Gottlieb

Shawna Gottlieb specializes in the not-for-profit arena and has an extensive knowledge and experience in finance, accounting, risk and human capital. Currently, she is the Chief Financial Officer at Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, where she focuses on the organization’s overall fiscal health, and partners with the Executive team in strategic planning. Before joining Cummins BHS, she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Chimes International Ltd., a multi-state, multi-company not-for-profit in the Mid-Atlantic serving individuals with intellectual disability, behavioral health and employment opportunities. While at Chimes International, Ltd she served as a board member on the affiliate boards as Treasurer and/or Asst. Treasurer. Prior to specializing in the not-for-profit arena, she held positions with for-profit companies, with various titles, serving industries in energy, publishing, real estate investment trusts, trucking and banking. She has served in the community with multiple associations, such as serving as a finance committee member on the ANCOR committee, and serving as treasurer for Cub Scout Troop 460. Shawna Gottlieb received her MBA degree at Loyola University in Maryland and her BA degree at Notre Dame University of Maryland.


“I want to serve BrightFocus because the work they do is so important to the people who suffer from Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration and glaucoma. I have seen family members and many friends struggle in the face of these diseases. The innovative science BrightFocus supports gives us all hope for a better future, and it is an honor to be part of this organization.”

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