As May Institute’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer, Ed Follen is responsible for the financial stewardship of the organization. His responsibilities include capital and operating budgeting, financial planning and reporting, debt and treasury management, facilities, and information technology systems.
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Mr. Follen holds a joint appointment as Chief Financial Officer of the National Autism Center at May Institute. He began his tenure at May Institute as Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance.
He has 34 years of finance experience with multi-location organizations, with over 20 years in educational service and human service organizations, including eight years of financial leadership experience in nonprofit finance.
Prior to joining May Institute in July 2018, Mr. Follen was the Chief Financial Officer at Riverside Community Care, Inc., where he was responsible for all financial and treasury functions, including capital and operating budgets, financial planning, analysis and reporting, accounting, information systems, revenue cycle management and contract management and compliance.
His prior experience includes seven years as the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Courtyard, Inc., a high quality, early care and education (ECE) company, located in Texas, with 70+ individual locations, serving over 8,000 children daily. Mr. Follen started working in the ECE industry at Mulberry Child Care, Inc. as their Chief Financial Officer, where he helped grow the company from eight centers to 70+ over seven years. Mulberry was recognized as one of the highest quality providers in the market.
Mr. Follen earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Boston College, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Bentley College. In addition, he earned his CPA designation in Massachusetts while working with O’Connor and Drew, CPA firm.