Janice A. Opalski is the director of program financial services at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She supervises three staff members and oversees all activities of the office. Opalski manages the financial due diligence work with applicants and grantees, and administers the financial aspects of the Foundation’s program-related investments and endowment awards. She also provides financial technical assistance to program staff, performs other internal control reviews, and assists the chief financial officer as needed. Opalski is a member of the Risk Committee and the group focused on the Foundation’s work to promote healthy, more equitable communities.
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 Foundation Financial Officer Group and PEAK Grantmaking. She is also on the finance committee of the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. She is co-author of a finance 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 Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business students.