For Immediate Release:
Altadena, Calif – January 9, 2017 – David L. Graft has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Five Acres effective December 19, 2016. CEO Chanel Boutakidis, along with Five Acres Board of Directors has hired Graft to oversee, among other things, all financial and business matters including setting financial policy and direction, audits compliance and recognition for government contracts and private grants and to assist with and drive the Agency’s overall strategy.
Prior to joining Five Acres, Graft spent ten years at OneLegacy, Affiliates & Foundations, the nation’s largest human organ and tissue recovery agency, based in Los Angeles. Before that, David was Chairman & CEO of Creance Capital, Inc for eight years, a private start up where he provided executive leadership and management to help the company grow and increase shareholder value.
“I am delighted to join Chanel, the Board and the leadership team as CFO of Five Acres. I am impressed with the vision, purpose and mission of Five Acres and the deep commitment of the Board and Staff. I look forward to working with the team and making meaningful contributions to Five Acres’ mission of caring for children and families.”
– David Graft
About Five Acres
Five Acres is a child welfare agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidenced-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community – based mental health and deaf services, wrap around, therapeutic behavioral services, residential care, foster care, adoption and a nonpublic therapeutic school. In 2015 Five Acres served over 8,500 children and their families across five counties, including Los Angeles.
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