Chief Financial Officer, Villa of Hope
Chetna Chandrakala is chief financial officer for Villa of Hope, an organization that partners with individuals, families, and communities to Rebuild relationships, Recover potential, and Renew hope for the future. Most recently she served for 13 years as the senior vice president of finance and compliance for GRIPA/Cognisight. GRIPA is a physician-led partnership between Rochester Regional Health and physicians, helping to provide high-quality and high-value care. Chetna has over 25 years of experience in the fields of finance, accounting, human resources, and compliance across different countries and industries including manufacturing, trading, power plants, insurance, and healthcare.
Chetna’s educational accomplishments and certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and graduate executive management coursework from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She completed her undergraduate studies at Shri Ram College of Commerce, India, and received her Bachelor of Law degree from University of Delhi, India. She also holds certifications from, and has been a member of, three esteemed institutes in India for Chartered Accountants, Cost Accountants, and Company Secretaries.
Chetna is very passionate about community service. She likes to help organizations by leveraging the intellectual capital of the Indian-American community and fostering cultural connections between the world’s largest democracies. She is currently the president of Hindu Temple of Rochester; treasurer/board member of the Mental Health Association of Rochester; finance committee member of United Way; board member and past chair of Development of Indian American Leaders (DIAL), and past chair of Professional Forum of India Community Center of Rochester. For several years, Chetna served the Pittsford PTSA in different capacities including as chair, treasurer, and in website management.
Chetna was a recipient of the Pittsford PTSA Lifetime Membership award in 2015, and an Honoree of Rochester Business Journal Women of Excellence Awards in 2019.