Why I work with HCM

Throughout my career, I have prided myself on contributing to companies that strive to make a positive impact on the lives of marginalized people, and that is why I enjoy working for HCM. I am firmly aligned with the firm’s mission to improve lives through advocacy and public policy, and that is what makes HCM the perfect place to work.

Carrie Van Balen

Director of Finance

Carrie Van Balen is HCM’s director of finance and she oversees the finance team with a host of essential tasks. She has over 25 years of accounting experience, all with organizations working to improve the lives of underserved communities. She prides herself on contributing to companies that strive to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Carrie enjoys working for HCM because of the firm’s mission to improve the quality of life for people through advocacy and promoting positive change in public policy.

Before joining the HCM family, Carrie served as the director of finance and accounting for the Texas Legal Services Center in Austin, Texas. In this role, she directed and developed a team to support the finance, planning, budgeting, human resources, procurement and administration of the Center. Her extensive accounting and finance experience also include work for companies like Hirebetter and Bertelsmann, Inc. Carrie has a bachelor’s in Managerial Accounting and is completing a master’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Carrie currently lives in Austin, Texas. She is passionate about volunteering at reading and art programs for children and adults and is a diehard New Orleans Saints fan. She enjoys spending time with her family and her Cairn Terrier, Merlin McMayhem.




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