• Phone :
    • (207) 874-8100
    • Address :
    • 353 Cumberland AvePortland, Maine 04101
    • Connect with us:

New CFO Is Kathie Winchenbach

this is content
New CFO Is Kathie Winchenbach
Posted on 01/25/2021
This is the image for the news article titled New CFO Is Kathie Winchenbach

The Portland Public Schools is excited to welcome Executive Director of Budget & Finance/Chief Financial Officer Kathie Winchenbach to the PPS team. She is a certified public accountant (CPA), with many years of finance experience. She officially started in her new position Jan. 25.

This is actually a welcome back for Winchenbach – some in the district may remember her from her time previously serving as PPS Business Manager.  

Winchenbach comes to PPS from MaineHealth at Southern Maine Health Care, where she was Manager of Nursing Finance Systems. She has extensive municipal and school finance experience, including being Finance Director for the Town of Windham and the City of Biddeford, and Business Manager for the Portland Public Schools and Saco and Dayton Schools.

She holds a master’s degree in business from Husson College in Portland and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thomas College in Waterville.

Superintendent Xavier Botana introduced Winchenbach to the Portland Board of Education at its Jan. 19 meeting. He said, “On behalf of the district, I want to express my gratitude to the hiring committee for their work in identifying Kathie as the right candidate for this complex role.”

The superintendent also thanked former CFO Miranda Fasulo, who is stepping down to pursue other career paths, but is assisting Winchenbach in the transition. He praised Fasulo “for her exceptional leadership and contributions to the district.”