Cindy J. Bertrand

Board Member

CFO, California Western School of Law

Cindy is the CFO for California Western School of Law, a nonprofit graduate school established in San Diego in 1924. Cindy is focused on bringing excellence and leadership to the school to best serve their students and faculty.

Cindy has served the nonprofit industry for over 20 years. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Finance and Accounting for the YMCA of San Diego County for 9 years, 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 at CBIZ/MHM, LLC where she led the Nonprofit Industry Group.

Cindy has been on several of San Diego’s nonprofit boards, audit committees, and finance committees, including serving on the Board as Chair of Finance Committee for San Diego 2-1-1 for 9 years. She currently serves as Chair of the Foundation’s Charitable Real Estate Foundation (CREF) Board.