Chair - Cristen Christensen
Cristen is the Finance Director for St. Louis County in Duluth, Minnesota. She is responsible for managing all the financial operations of the County. St. Louis has been using all modules of FMS since 2004. As Chair, Cristen takes the lead role in organizing and facilitating conference activities and the annual planning meeting with assistance from the board. The Chair position is also responsible for executing contracts and is typically the first point of contact for vendor interaction. This position is elected every three years by a vote from the user group members.
Phone: 218-726-2151
Email: ChristensenC@StLouisCountyMN.gov


Vice Chair - Heather Plank

Heather is the Financial System Administrator for Carroll County Government in Maryland.  She is responsible for the administration of the FMS system for Carroll County and its integrated applications.  As Vice Chair, Heather assists the Chair in organizing and facilitating conference activities and the annual planning meeting. This position was added back to the board during the 2018 annual meeting by a vote of the user group members and will serve a term of three years.  
Phone: 410-386-2337
Email: hplank@carrollcountymd.gov


Treasurer - Sue Harnasch
Sue is the Director of Finance and Human Resources for Stevens County in Colville, Washington.  As Treasurer, she is responsible for collecting and recording revenue and expenditures. She assists with conference planning and other board related tasks. The Treasurer position is for a three-year term and is elected by a vote of user group members. Her term ends September 2019. 
Phone:  509-684-7593

Email:  sharnasch@stevenscountywa.gov

Secretary/Membership Chair - Maria Galarza-Murray

Maria is the Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller for Sentinel Real Estate Corporation in New York, New York. She oversees the corporate accounting department & coordinates the implementation of various financial electronic applications within the finance groups. Maria has been responsible for the database administration of the FMS system since implementation in 2000. As Secretary/Membership Chair, Maria is responsible for keeping the minutes of all meetings and other secretarial duties. In addition, she maintains lists of members and clients using FMS, assists with the planning of the annual conference as well as other board related tasks. This position serves a three-year term. Her term ends September 2021. 
Phone: 212-408-5049
Email: Galarza@sentinelcorp.com

User Group Board Members