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Toshie Davis

Chief Finance and Administration Officer

Toshie joined Turnaround for Children in 2015 as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In this role, she works closely with the organization’s senior leadership to provide strategic planning support and sound financial stewardship.

Toshie comes to Turnaround from City Harvest, where she served as Vice President of Finance and Operations, managing a $112.5 million annual budget and overseeing a team of over 60 employees across finance, warehousing, transportation and operations logistics. Prior to City Harvest, Toshie spent nearly a decade at Johnson & Johnson, where she managed a global P&L of $300 million and led teams of up to 40 people. Before her tenure at Johnson & Johnson, Toshie helped launch an internet company and worked as a strategic consultant. She began her career in the financial services industry.

Toshie holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

What book has influenced you most?

“Linden Hills“ by Gloria Naylor had a lasting effect on me when I read it in college. It’s a cautionary tale about chasing success at the risk of losing your soul. Playing off of “Dante’s Inferno” while weaving in classic African-American idioms, the novel examines the lives of residents that live in the “successful” suburban neighborhood.

What is the greatest invention of all time?

The iPhone! I feel like my entire life is stored in it.


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