Jolie Bou leads the Finance/Accounting team at Samaritan House. She’s passionate about having positive synergy between finance and developments departments. Her responsibilities also include Information Technology and risk management. She has been in this role since September 2005. Prior to joining the Samaritan House team, she was the Executive Director for the Women’s Recovery Association in Burlingame and prior to that was their Director of Finance for 10 years. Jolie’s career began in accounting and her non-profit work goes back more than 35 years with experience and expertise in wide range of key areas including finance, accounting, strategy, development, human resources and capacity building. In addition, Jolie has participated in several distinct national and local organizational learning collaboratives such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national collaborative, “Paths to Recovery”. These initiatives focused on process improvement, infrastructure capacity, outcomes, and learning from peer organizations.