Lauren McFarlane, BBA, CPA
Lauren joined the staff of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in August, 2020. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2006, with distinction, with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in accounting. She then went on to earn her CPA designation while articling with BDO Canada LLP and KPMG. Her work in public accounting focused on small and midsize private enterprises.
Before joining Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) Lauren served in various finance leadership roles with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Calgary, Canada. Most recently as the Director of Finance of a not-for-profit organization focused on building strong children and families through prevention programs and support services, Lauren led the finance department in promoting responsible financial management and stewardship and ensuring that accurate and reliable financial information was provided to all internal and external users.
Lauren has recently completed her Not-for-Profit Certificate 1 from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In her current role as Controller, Lauren manages all accounting, finance and related compliance functions within the organization and is responsible for all financial reporting for organization while always supporting the mission and vision of HHCI.
Lauren, her husband and 3 children moved to Houston from Canada in 2019 and enjoy the warm Houston weather and exploring the city and surrounding areas as a family.