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WINDSOR, Conn. – Michele Gaudet, CPA, Chief Financial Officer of behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), was recently named among Connecticut’s Top 25 CFOs of 2024 on an annual list compiled by TOP CFOs, a New York-based financial research group.

Gaudet shares this honor with CFOs of Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-ups, and other healthcare agencies, and is among five women on this year’s prestigious list.

Gaudet is an experienced financial professional with extensive nonprofit industry experience in both healthcare and government regulations. As Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CHR’s financial operations, facilities, and information technologies. She supports CHR’s strategic objectives and ensures financial stability through financial reporting, analysis, and budget development. She is also responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulations concerning the management and expenditure of federal and state funds.

“Throughout her career at CHR, I’ve been continually impressed by Michele’s enormous talent and tenacity as our top financial officer,” said Heather Gates, CHR’s President and CEO. “She has led us successfully through challenging times, notably throughout the pandemic, and has always been driven by compassion for the individuals we serve.”

The full announcement from TOP CFOs be read here.

About CHR: CHR is Connecticut’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, offering a broad range of services for people of all ages whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction, trauma, homelessness and more. Accredited by The Joint Commission, CHR was the first nonprofit in CT to meet all of the rigorous federal criteria as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic and has repeatedly been named among the Top Workplaces in the state. Learn more at

February 22, 2024
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