As CFO for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Sally Petersen provides fiduciary oversight and active leadership in the ongoing strategic and tactical planning processes for one of the largest food banks in the nation. Petersen joined Second Harvest in 2007 with leadership experience in a variety of organizations and over 20 years of accounting and finance experience in a diversity of nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, Sally served as Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Charities of San Jose where she managed a 50% one-year growth for the agency. Additionally, Ms. Petersen has worked with The Brenner Group, Layman & Petersen CPA’s, Cummins Public Accountancy, and Martin, Stavolone & Arterburn in a variety of accountant-based capacities.
Sally graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Mathematics and earned an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance from UC Berkeley.