Pranita Amarasinghe, Chief Operating Officer
Pranita started with the Charles River Center in September, 2017. Prior to joining Charles River, Pranita worked in senior positions at a number of nonprofit organizations including Central Boston Elder Services (CBES), Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), New England Organ Bank and the Mentor Network. Her major accomplishments in these positions include development of Dudley Square Housing at CBES and creating new programs to move tenants out of public housing at CHA.
During the past two decades she was the key financial advisor to the Board of Directors, Senior Management and the divisional managers in multiple organizations. She assisted those organizations to achieve sustainable growth levels, strategically diversify to new service areas, and was the key player during the budgeting, forecasting and planning processes.
In the 1990s, Pranita helped to bring the Internet to Sri Lanka and connect the island to the rest of the world by helping to launching the first Internet Service Provider on the island.
Pranita earned both a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California and member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.