With over 20 years of professional experience, Watson joins GIRF with extensive knowledge in business leadership and financial management. Upon earning her first degree, her career took her to work at various government agencies and nonprofits, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Watson held the position of Director of Finance at the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Watson received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration with a health policy emphasis from Northwestern University. Farrah is thrilled to join GIRF and help support the ground-breaking efforts of the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center by providing sound fiscal management. She lives in Lake Bluff with her husband, school-aged children and Great Pyrenees rescue dog. She serves on the School Board for Rondout District #72.