Job Title: Vice President Finance and Operations, University Hospital Foundation
After articling at an accounting firm, Maureen Moneta decided to broaden her horizons and let her passion for community guide her toward a career in the non-profit sector. In 2015, that mission brought Moneta to the University Hospital Foundation (UHF), where her unshakeable drive and talent for problem-solving contributed to the foundation’s significant growth and impact. Over the last five years, UHF distributed $75 million to the health system.
This year, Moneta was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, which presented her with an Early Achievement Award.
It was a full-circle moment for Moneta, who grew up in rural Alberta, without immediate access to higher education. Now balancing life as an executive, wife to a first responder and mother of two young children, she grounds herself in her core values.
“It’s a privilege to be a leader,” says Moneta. “My connection to purpose keeps me motivated.”
A recognized Indigenous leader in Edmonton, Moneta is a volunteer on the Board of Governors with Rupertsland Institute, an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta that supports Métis individuals in education, training and research. She also mentors upcoming CPA students, and has volunteered on the Audit Committee of the Edmonton Community Foundation. She was elected to the CPA Alberta board in 2020.
“I love our community,” says Moneta. “I’ve been so fortunate and strive to give back more than I’ve received.”