Allison Ball is a NYS Certified Public Accountant with an expertise in financial management and accounting for both private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Allison earned her first Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. After two years of work in child protective services, Allison joined the Peace Corps where she lived and worked on the Island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. During her time in the Peace Corps, she taught English to grades four through eight, built two school libraries and wrote grants for a school.
Upon completion of her Peace Corps service, Allison earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration with, a specialization in Financial Management from the Wagner School at New York University. During her time at the Wagner School, she worked as a Graduate Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York focusing on SOX compliance within the Fedwire function of The Bank. Upon graduating from the Wagner School, Allison joined South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), as head of Finance and Administration, where she spent four years working with leadership to implement and strengthen internal controls with respect to grants management, contract reimbursement systems, budget/cash tracking management, and policy and procedure documentation to improve organizational sustainability. During her time at SAYA!, Allison enrolled at Queens College to obtain a second B.A. in Accounting. She then moved on to work in other roles in finance and accounting in the not-for-profit and private sectors. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Allison spent over two years performing financial statement audits of large privately held companies at PricewaterhouseCoopers. During that time she also obtained her CPA license. Allison moved on from PwC and is currently the Controller at a $40M not-for-profit in NYC.
Allison joined Chhaya to be of service to the immigrant communities that are the cornerstone of Queens. She values the contributions these communities consistently make to both New York City and our country. Allison is especially supportive of the South Asian Community as a result of her time spent at SAYA!, her ten years living in Queens and her four years at Queens College. Allison feels truly privileged to be welcomed into the Chhaya community and is excited to be part of its important and multi-faceted work.