Carrie Spencer

Senior Director, Finance and Operations
Los Angeles, CA
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(213) 341-0435 ext. 342

Carrie Spencer is Senior Director of Finance & Operations at The Children’s Partnership. In this role, Carrie serves as a leader and strategist to ensure that The Children’s Partnership has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and staffing in place to effectively support its mission and strategic objectives. To this end, she oversees TCP’s finance, human resources, and operations functions and provides leadership and strategic guidance on development and production activities.

During her time at TCP, Carrie has played a key role in the development and growth of TCP’s infrastructure from its beginnings as a start-up organization to the present day. This has included all aspects of financial management, grants management, personnel and human resources, risk management and compliance, governance, office operations, information technology and staffing of same. Most recently, she led TCP’s transition from operating under the auspices of a fiscal sponsor to operating as an independent 501(c)(3) corporation.

Carrie brings twenty-five years of experience in administration and program management within the nonprofit sector, with particular expertise in fiscal and administrative accountability, human resources management, systems change, and organizational development.  Before joining TCP, Carrie served in a number of administrative and operations capacities in the educational and legal sectors.

She attended Santa Monica College and the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the Riordan Leadership Institute. She is also certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP and SPHR) with the Society for Human Resource Management and HR Certification Institute, respectively.

Carrie also serves as a board member of, advisor to, and volunteer for a number of state- and community-based organizations, including the Santa Monica, California, and United States Junior Chambers and Santa Monica College General Advisory Board, having won a number of awards for outstanding service and leadership.

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