Heritage Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced that Greg Fernandez, CPA, MBA, of Syracuse, NY, has been named Chief Financial Officer of the organization.

Fernandez comes to Heritage with a qualified background of over 38 years in financial management, previously serving as a consultant for ProNexus, and CFO of Franciscan Management Services in Syracuse, NY.

She stated, “We welcome Greg’s expertise as we look forward to the future, knowing that he will work alongside our dedicated teams to support the Heritage mission. His experience in not-for-profit financial management will help Heritage to maintain a strong and healthy future as we work each day to promote Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living to all those entrusted to our care.”

Fernandez obtained both his bachelor’s in accounting and his master’s in business administration from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, and has been engaged with Heritage as the interim CFO since May 2020. In his role, Fernandez will be responsible for the oversight of all financial operations at Heritage and its affiliates, nationwide.

Fernandez shared his readiness to join the team permanently at Heritage, “I am excited to join Heritage Charitable Care Ministries as the permanent Chief Financial Officer. I am looking forward to working alongside all of the wonderful, dedicated employees that contribute to the compassionate mission of Heritage.”

He currently resides in Syracuse, NY, with his wife Barbara. They have two sons, Gregory and Michael. Fernandez also serves as a member of the Supervisory Committee for the Empower Federal Credit Union in Syracuse NY.