Cindy J. Bertrand


CFO, California Western School of Law

Cathy Bauer

Cindy serves as CFO for California Western School of Law.

Cindy has a deep expertise in the nonprofit industry. Her experience extends to auditing in accordance with OMBA-133 for nonprofit organizations, as well as commercial companies that received Federal funding that required program specific audits under government auditing standards. She served as Controller for YMCA of San Diego, one of the largest charitable organizations in the region.

Previously, Cindy was an audit partner with the 5th largest global accounting firm, BDO USA. Cindy was also a managing director with the audit group at CBIZ/MHM where she focused primarily on her nonprofit clients.

Cindy has served on several of San Diego’s nonprofit boards, audit committees, and finance committees. She currently sits on the board and finance committee at San Diego 2-1-1, and has previously served on the boards of Orchestra Nova, Nonprofit Management Solutions and Komen for the Cure.