Ramona joined the Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) in 2011 as the Budget Manger to fiscally manage all sponsored and State-funded projects. Prior to joining CPHCE, Ramona worked for The Research Foundation of SUNY (RF) managing the Central Office budget and the allocation & assessment process for the SUNY campuses and related web-based reporting solutions. During her tenure at the RF, she worked as part of the training team for the Oracle business system implementation as a subject matter expert for Oracle Grants Management and Accounts Receivable modules responsible for trainings all campuses on the new business system through distance and in-person trainings, as well as, providing functional analysis, testing, and support to all SUNY campuses. While at the RF, she developed several on-line resources and training related to the Oracle business system and sponsored programs and worked as a technical writer.
She also worked on several special projects including a corporate collaborative training program on Sponsored Program Fundamentals based on the Federal guidance principles of A21, A110, A133; and, in collaboration with the CFO and controller, the development of corporate finance documents explaining the budget and allocation process. Ramona has over 10 years of experience in finance, accounting, and sponsored research management. Before entering the field of research accounting, Ramona worked as Job Coach providing support and training to people in transition or with disabilities, and a School-to-Work Coach assisting high school students as they develop skills to make the transition to the work force.
Ramona received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University at Albany and master’s degree in education from The Sage Colleges. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches in the Capital Region.