Winell Belfonte is a partner in CohnReznick’s Affordable Housing and Not-for-Profit and Education Industry practices. She serves as the partner in charge of the Firm's New York office affordable housing practice. In this capacity, she is the lead service provider and business advisor to her clients and accountable for the dissemination and implementation of technical issues for affordable housing and not-for-profit clients.
Winell has 30 years of experience providing services to a broad range of clients. Her extensive experience comes in the areas of audit, accounting, and tax for not-for-profit and for-profit clients including real estate developers, investors, syndicators, contractors, and property managers, as well as charities and foundations. Her business advisory expertise include strategic planning, the design and implementation of internal control structures, financial analysis, budgets, regulatory compliance, and investor requirements.
As a frequent speaker, Winell has become well known for her technical expertise. She has spoken to many not-for-profit and affordable housing audiences and, in 2010, graduated from a nine month community leadership program with Leadership of Greater Washington.
B.S., Accounting, Bowie State University
New York State Association for Affordable Housing
New York National Housing Conference - Advisory Board Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers - Board Member
DC Chamber of Commerce - Treasurer
Meyer Foundation - Board Member