Rinku Bhattacharya

LSSNY is pleased to welcome Rinku Bhattacharya as our new CFO. She has more than 25 years of financial and administrative experience in financial management, information technology, strategy, and infrastructure building, with a specialty in the nonprofit sector.

Throughout her career, Rinku has managed budgets from $5M to $75M. She most recently was the CFO for Westchester Community Opportunity Program and is also an adjunct professor of Accounting at Manhattanville College.

Rinku serves on the global board of the Institute of Management Accountants and on the boards of Cluster Inc. and the First Lego League of Hudson Valley. She has a doctoral degree in Accounting (DPS) from Pace University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Bridgeport, and an MS in Nonprofit Management from the New School University.

Says LSSNY President and CEO Dr. Damyn Kelly, “I am pleased to have Rinku join our team as the CFO. She has had an outstanding and progressive career as the CFO of similar agencies and has a stellar reputation. During the interview process, she shared ideas for enhancements to our systems and showed a deep concern for our mission and values.” Rinku cites several factors that made her want to work with Lutheran Social Services of New York — our leadership, programs, and commitment to social change.

Says Rinku, “I was very motivated by the concept of social change rather than social work because I believe our work should be long-lasting and empowering rather than transitionally supportive.” She is passionate about creating efficient, supportive financial and administrative functions and looks forward to providing this for LSSNY.

Acknowledging that not everyone shares her passion for accounting, she offers vibrant dishes and ways to reduce our carbon food print on her food blog, Spice Chronicles. An avid cook, Rinku particularly enjoys cooking for and with her two children.