Maribel Blanco is the Center on the Developing Child’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration. She is responsible for the active stewardship and efficient management of the financial, IT, human resources, and administrative services of the Center. Maribel provides oversight of all aspects of the Center’s finances, including pre- and post-award activities for sponsored and gift agreements; developing proposal-specific and Center-wide budgets; and maintaining current financial forecasts and cash-flow analyses. She also serves as ambassador for the Center, building critical relationships with investors, consultants, subcontractors, and colleagues across the University.
Previously, Maribel was the Director of Finance and Administration at Boston University Global Programs, where she supported BU’s global strategy on global initiatives and projects, with an emphasis on analytics, long-term planning, and compliance. She had primary responsibility for all aspects of Study Abroad’s budgets and financial plans, day-to-day operations, and human resources (domestically and abroad). Prior to her work at BU, Maribel spent 11 years at the Harvard University Police Department, where she served as the Associate Director for Administration, Finance, and Human Resources. Before her career in higher education, Maribel taught at the elementary and middle school levels in Lawrence, MA. Maribel earned her B.A. from Boston University and her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.