In her new position, Bella serves as chief financial officer and principal business officer for MCG, the university’s flagship college and Georgia’s public medical school. Her duties include ensuring that the medical school’s administrative, operational and financial functions are aligned and integrated with the university’s and directing financial planning, budgeting and accounting. She also oversees departmental managers for the 22 academic departments in the medical school.
Bella came to AU in 2002 as reimbursement manager and later manager of reimbursement and clinical productivity analysis for the medical school’s practice plan, Augusta University Medical Associates. She was named administrator of the MCG Department of Family Medicine in 2011 and manager of clinical and research operations and interim director of MCG operations in 2014.
Bella earned her undergraduate degree from Augusta in 1996 and completed a master’s in business administration at University of West Georgia in 2011.