Javeena A. Edwards, MBA has over 15+ years of experience within the accounting and finance field. Over the course of her career, she has cultivated a diverse background of experience across industries such as banking, manufacturing, medical, and not-for-profit in the concentration of accounting and finance. Some of her many accomplishments include her involvement in various projects such as new system integration, corporate acquisitions, talent development, departmental policy, and procedure implementations.

Javeena currently serves as the newly hired Chief Financial Officer of Girl Scouts of WNY. GSWNY’s mission includes building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Javeena’s academic background includes attending Kenmore West High School, a bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Buffalo School of Management, and an MBA from Medaille College.

Aside from her professional career, she is a wife to a Buffalo firefighter (Tyrrell Edwards) and a mother of three beautiful children (Nysaiah 20, Janiya 10, and Taylor Joi 5). Javeena is the Treasurer of Tapestry Community Association, Treasurer of Crisis Services Foundation Board, and Board Trustee for Buffalo Commons Charter School. Javeena was born and raised within the inner city of Buffalo NY, therefore she has a strong connection and passion to ensuring unserved populations within the City of Buffalo voices are heard and their concerns are addressed to the greater masses. Cultivating strong relations within her community is a desire and passion of Javeena. She is a firm believer in community engagement, Javeena believes that it is our duty to give back in any way possible to help others reach their goals and be successful. Javeena has a favorite quote that is the foundation of her success, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4