CDC Foundation Names Nedra Jones Chief Financial Officer

The CDC Foundation today announced Nedra Jones, CPA, CGMA, as its new chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Jones will partner with the Foundation’s senior leaders and team to manage and optimize growing and diverse revenue streams, ensure fiscal efficacy, accuracy and reporting, and enhance systems and processes across the Foundation. Jones will be a member of the Foundation’s executive team and report to CDC Foundation President and CEO Judy Monroe, MD.

Nedra Jones

“The CDC Foundation has expanded our public health protection work across the nation and globe during the last several years. We are excited to have Nedra join us as we continue to increase our impact in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and our public health partners’ lifesaving work. Nedra’s experience and leadership will be a valuable addition to our team,” said Monroe.

In her new role starting November 1, Jones will lead the CDC Foundation’s financial talent, systems and operations, developing processes and structures that integrate and accelerate functions to sync and adapt with the broader organization.

Jones comes to the CDC Foundation with significant financial executive experience, most recently with the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta. She joined the YMCA in 2010 as controller and held the position of vice president of finance and risk before being promoted to CFO in 2019.

She began her career at the Atlanta office of Deloitte where she became a senior auditor. Her previous roles included various accounting and finance leadership positions for Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofit organizations including First Data, AT&T, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Clark Atlanta University.

Jones is currently a member of the advisory council for DeKalb Brilliance Academy (DBA) and previously served on the advisory board of the Cam Newton Foundation and the board of directors of It’s the Journey, Inc.—the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. She was also a founding board member of DBA and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership DeKalb.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently finishing a Master of Studies in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Jones was selected after a nationwide recruitment effort conducted by Boardwalk Consulting.