Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Michele Waldron is chief financial officer and vice president for Children’s Hospital Central California. At Children’s, she is responsible for leading the financial services team in forecasting, financial planning, budgeting, financial accounting and reporting, contracting, registration, billing, and collections.
Michele began her professional career in public accounting at Ernst & Whinney, serving in the audit division for just over three years before joining Children’s in 1989. Michele was the Hospital's director of general accounting for nine years and executive director of finance for five years before becoming chief financial officer in 2003.
Michele is a member of The California Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). She is also a member of La Feliz Guild.
A Bakersfield native, Michele received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno (CSUF). She is currently obtaining her master’s of business administration (MBA) from the Craig School of Business also at CSUF.