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Jessica Cafarelli, CPA, VP & Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Cafarelli

Jessica Cafarelli is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, where she is responsible for the development and implementation of the financial strategies, operating and capital budgets, and system financial reporting and controls that support the overall mission, goals and objectives of the Health Care District. She also oversees revenue cycle, payor and network management. Cafarelli served as VP and Interim Chief Financial Officer before her promotion. 

Cafarelli was previously the Health Care District’s AVP and Controller, where she led accounting, finance, treasury and supply chain teams. She has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and finance serving nonprofit healthcare, real estate and private equity organizations.

Before joining the District in June 2021, Cafarelli worked as a finance manager for Cleveland Clinic Martin Health in Stuart, FL.

During her seven years in finance, she was responsible for tax and regulatory filings, preparation and review of financial statements, managing external audits and treasury functions. She focused on streamlining processes and developing improvements, which improved efficiency and reduced risk while creating structured, standard work plans.

Prior to that, Cafarelli worked for six years as a tax manager for Deloitte Tax, LLP in Atlanta, GA. In this role, she reviewed tax filings and provided tax advice to clients across various industries.  She was responsible for project financial management including billing, budgeting and staffing of her engagements. She led teams that included local and remote staff.

Cafarelli earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.

She is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). She received the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) designation from HFMA.