Director of Finance and Operations
As Director of Finance and Operations for Children’s Futures (CF), Mr. Lester has responsibility for the financial, information technology and human resource components of the initiative.
Prior to joining CF, Mr. Lester worked for eight years as a financial analyst for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), where he made important contributions to RWJF’s Financial Monitoring Office, including but not limited to, supporting several national initiatives and capacity building for various organizations throughout the US. Before RWJF, Mr. Lester served as a business and tax consultant and help financial positions with the Greater Trenton Community Mental Health Center (now Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Care).
A Trenton native, Mr. Lester has also been the driving force behind a number of CF’s successful programs for the community that have helped build financial capacity to improve the operations of Trenton nonprofit organizations; provided books and toys for children and families annually during the Christmas holiday season; and, honored outstanding Trenton fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and foster fasters through the “Platinum Dad” recognition program.
Mr. Lester earned a bachelor’s degree from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ and has been a guest lecturer at Kean College of New Jersey and Mercer County Community College.
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