Calas has worked at The Jackson Laboratory since 1993. In her tenure at the laboratory, she worked in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Product Management and the Office of Development.
Calas has a strong fundraising background, with 15 years of philanthropy experience. She has held a number of positions including director of the Annual Fund, planned giving officer and senior major gifts officer and was instrumental in formalizing the laboratory’s charitable gift annuity and planned giving programs.
Prior to moving to Maine in 1992, Calas worked in the private sector as a mechanical engineer and project manager for Allied Signal Aerospace Co. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.