Chris Safford

Chief Finance Officer

Chris Safford joined YBCA in 2015 serving as the organization’s Finance Director before becoming the CFO in 2021. Chris has over thirty years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with education and healthcare reform organizations prior to coming to YBCA. He holds an MBA in Finance and is a Certified Management Accountant. Chris is passionate about the arts and holds a deep respect for those with artistic talent. He is excited about the future of YBCA and how he can help support its work to support artists in innovative ways and encourage active engagement for change.