About Helene Grady

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Helene Grady became vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer in August 2020, managing the university’s financial functions and overseeing the management of the investment program for JHU’s endowment and other assets. She previously served for nearly eight years as vice president for planning and budget, charged with leading the university’s Budget Office, with financial planning, and with performing the analysis needed for decisions on allocation of capital and operating funds. She reports to the senior vice president for finance and administration.

Grady joined Johns Hopkins in March 2010, serving first as associate dean for finance and administration in the School of Nursing. Her role at the school included managing the school’s operating and capital budgets and five-year financial plan, and overseeing the student billing, payroll, human resources, facility management and research administration functions.

Among her previous positions, Grady served as deputy director of finance for the City of Baltimore for nearly five years and as Philadelphia’s assistant and then deputy budget director for almost four years.

She has been a commissioner of the Maryland Health Care Commission and a board member of the College Savings Plans of Maryland. She graduated maxima cum laude from La Salle University in 1993 and earned a Master in Public Policy degree in 1996 from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.