Finance Director Barb Simonson works as an independent consultant to Children’s HeartLink and 20 other nonprofit organizations. Her primary responsibilities include preparing monthly financial statements, managing the annual budget process and providing support to the external audit team. Barb started an accounting company in 1991, after graduating from Augsburg College with a B.A. in accounting and finance. She works solely with nonprofit organizations because she believes that by providing sound financial management and support she can help strengthen these organizations and help them do good in the world. Barb also trains boards and staff members on various aspects of financial management, as well as financial policies and procedures.