Joe Janela, American Pharmacists Association, named the 2018 Nonprofit CFO of the Year

Contact: Jamie Herring
Phone: (240) 235-0271

Bethesda, MD –  Joseph Janela is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). APhA is the first established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States and represents more than 60,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. As Chief Financial Officer, Joe serves as a business partner to the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team and is responsible for all financial matters including budgeting, long-range planning and forecasting, banking and investment relationships as well as fiscal and operational oversight of the Association’s office building and related lease operations with the U.S. State Department. In addition, Joe oversees the operation of APhA’s Administrative Services and Information Technology Departments in support of APhA’s association-wide activities.

Prior to joining APhA, Joe served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer for the National Association of School of Psychologists and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director, Business Operations for the Endocrine Society. From 1978 through 1995, Joe was in public practice first with M.B. Hariton & Company in D.C. and later as a partner with Stoy, Malone & Company in Bethesda. Joe also served as CFO and Treasurer for Judd & Detweiler, a commercial printing company, from 1995 to 1998.

In 1986, Joe served as a staff member for the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting (also known as the Treadway Commission). This Commission was sponsored and funded by five main professional accounting associations and institutes headquartered in the United States, more commonly known as the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). Joe was responsible for reviewing and analyzing fraudulent financial reporting cases brought before the SEC to determine common factors that allowed the fraudulent reporting to occur.

Joe received his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Catholic University. It was there where he met his future wife Jean and they just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this past July. Joe and Jean have four children; two live in New York (one grandchild and another on the way later this year); one in Philadelphia and one here in Arlington. Much to the chagrin of Jean (a nurse), all four kids chose to pursue accounting, finance and business for their careers.

About the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards: Each year the CFO Awards recognize the often unsung leadership role CFOs have in the important works nonprofits do, working generally behind the scene as a key supporter of the executive director, to keep the organization moving forward. The program is hosted in joint partnership with Association TRENDS, Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager Realty Advisors. The Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards will take place on October 11th at the Capital Hilton, in Washington DC. For more information visit

This year’s award ceremony will feature keynote speaker Ankit Gupta, a machine learning data scientist at Crisis Text Line. He designed and implemented an AI-powered triage algorithm to serve 94% of high-risk texters in under five minutes.

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