Melissa A. Tschanz, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the Community Foundation’s financial records, financial reporting, and fund investments. She serves as the lead staff for the finance, investment, and audit committees.
She majored in accounting and holds a bachelor of science from the University of Nevada, Reno. Melissa is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs. Before joining the Community Foundation in 2013, Melissa worked in public accounting for over eight years. There she gained valuable knowledge auditing and accounting for a variety of non profits within the Reno-Tahoe area.
Because she loves Reno and its surrounding areas, Melissa is particularly excited to work at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, where she can use her business experience to help strengthen the place she calls home.