Janice A. Opalski is the director of Program Financial Services at the Foundation. She supervises five staff members and manages all activities of the office. Opalski oversees the cash payment planning activities including technical assistance to teams and senior management; assists the grant administrators by providing fiscal technical assistance and guiding policies and procedures for grant management; manages the grantee audit and pre-award and post-award fiscal due diligence activities; provides final fiscal review and approval for all awards; performs other internal control reviews and assists the chief financial officer and president.
Opalski began working at the Foundation in October 1976, and was promoted to director of Financial Monitoring in 1995. Prior to that she worked for the Diocese of Trenton, Religious Education Office.
Opalski is a member of the finance and program committees of the National Grant Managers Network, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations. She also is a member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group, co-chair of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Grant Managers Network, and the finance committee of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers. She is co-author of a paper presented at the Academy of Economics and Finance meeting in 1998.
Opalski received an MBA and a BS, summa cum laude, in business administration-finance from Rider University where she was named an Andrew J. Rider Scholar and was elected to the honor society for business students.