Auna K. Harris joined the Hearing and Speech Center as its Chief Financial Officer in 2021. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic and tactical management with finance, administration, nonprofits and public fund accounting. Auna received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Mills College in Oakland and her Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Auna is passionate about financial literacy and education. She sees her role as a financial professional to help staff and management demystify data and numbers to help better serve patients and clients. Auna believes in the delivery of accessible, cost-effective and affordable care, regardless of a patient’s socioeconomic status. She has been recognized by the CFO Leadership Council, the National Financial Educators Council and Society for Human Resource Management. Outside of work, Harris enjoys spending time with her college-aged son, watching sports and going on nature walks.