Arnold Ross

Vice President, Finance and Operation/CFO


Arnold Ross is Vice President of Finance and Operations. As the Chief Financial Officer for BHSB, he is responsible for overseeing all of the business aspects of the organization, including budget planning, contract preparation, fiscal and financial management, grants and general accounting, equipment purchasing, and facility/Information technology management.

For 15 years, Arnold served as the Chief Financial Officer for the former Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc. and now Behavioral Health System Baltimore. In this role, he oversaw financial and administrative management for the organization and successfully implemented new accounting systems, internal controls, and compliance polices. Before joining BHSB, he was the Controller for the Family League of Baltimore, where he managed and developed financial systems, monitored management information systems, developed fiscal and accounting policy for the delivery of and comprehensive rehabilitation services to foster care children in Baltimore City.

With more than 25 years of nonprofit financial management experience, Arnold has served a variety of not-for profit boards in the publicly funded treatment and prevention system in Baltimore City, including the Board of the AA Grapevine, Inc., and the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc. He received his master’s in business administration from Atlanta University and his bachelors in management and finance from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA.