Paula Yarbrough, MBA, SPHR is the Chief Financial Officer of the NEEDS Center. Paula received both her BA in Psychology and her MBA from Boston University. She received her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2010. Paula began her career in human services 20 years ago providing direct care to adults with developmental disabilities in residential and day settings. Throughout the last 20 years, she has held numerous positions that have included all aspects of human services management including Residential Program Manager, Director of Operations, Clinical ABA Specialist, Human Resources Director and CFO. Through these various positions, Paula has gained extensive knowledge of management in the human service industry including employment law, state and federal regulations, DDS regulations, finance and strategic management and planning. Paula’s experience includes management of programs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Florida in both the services of children and adults in both day and residential settings. Paula’s skills are unique as she is able to combine the business needs of the NEEDS Center with the clinical needs of the individuals to ensure the most effective use of funding towards the care of the individuals served.