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Institute of Finance & Management

California Chapter

California Chapter Leadership

Laurie Heuss, MBA, APM
Chapter President

Laurie is Associate Director at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). She is an experienced leader in the Accounts Payable function. 

Over the past 20 years, Laurie has excelled in her career by following best practices in the industry, developing controls, establishing high performing teams, improving processes, and implementing new systems.

At AHF, Laurie has led the implementation of Purchase Orders—creating the system and process, testing and developing the system, training end users, and ensuring policy adherence.
She has also implemented time-saving improvements to create a better experience for her team and the organization’s customers. Laurie is a member of IOFM’s AP Advisory Panel. 

Kristy Alejandre 
Vice President

As Director of Accounts Payable at Procore Technologies, Kristy currently oversees the accounts payable department for Procore Technologies, an expanding construction project management software company. The company provides software to general contractors, specialty contractors, and subcontractors for major construction projects such as hospitals, office buildings, and bridges.

Kristy’s career in AP spans 20 years of experience in various industries, most of which were global. She is an accomplished accounting professional and proven leader with a strong background in the computer software, biotech, manufacturing, and retail industries.

Andrea Olberding, CPRS, APMD, ARM, APPM 
Chair of AP Programming and Outreach

Andrea is AP and Commissions Director at VSP Vision, where she oversees the Accounts Payable teams for all lines of business at VSP Vision.

VSP is a $7B international company with more than 14,000 employees and multiple entities that support eye care insurance, eyewear sales and distribution, optical laboratory network, ecommerce, retail sales, optical professional practice management software, on-site clinics, and a network of VSP owned optometric practices.

Andrea is a member of IOFM’s AP Advisory Panel and is a strong believer in training and certifying her team.

Cindy Clark, ARM

Cindy is Senior Manager of Vision Care Billing & AR Services at VSP Vision. Her professional experience includes a 33-year career at VSP Vision Care—30 years of which have been in management.

She was on the leadership team in VSP’s Claim Services for 25 years followed by three years in Customer Care. As Senior Manager of Billing and AR Services, she leads teams in the delivery of service to customers through cash application and responses to email and telephone inquiries.

In addition to her role as California IOFM Chapter Secretary, Cindy’s goal is to foster AR participation in the California Chapter.

Melinda Davtyan
Membership Chair 

Melinda has been the Accounts Payable Lead at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) for six years. AHF provides HIV care and services to over 1,700,000 people globally.

She is passionate about expanding her knowledge in all areas of accounts payable operations including invoice process improvements and vendor file management. Her job focuses on fraud prevention and managing a highly functioning team. Her mission is to help implement processes that streamline the invoice processing workflow.

Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in financial analysis from the California State University of Northridge. She is currently working on obtaining her APM certification from IOFM.

The California IOFM Chapter meets quarterly to network and share best practice ideas regarding AP, P2P, and AR processes.

Our goal is to build a strong Financial Operations community in the state of California.

Come Join Us!

For information, please complete the form on this page or contact:

Laurie Heuss: [email protected] 

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