Staff

Staff
Our team is based out of Boston, with remote offices around the country. You can reach us using the coordinates below during regular office hours.

CFLeads is continuously working towards greater equity, both within our organization and with community foundations across the country. We are committed to hiring staff who enrich our work through their diverse perspectives and experiences, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and religion, as well as professional and life experience.

Len Bartel (he/him), Vice President of Learning and Impact (Capacity-Building)

Read full bio | 617-854-3548 | lbartel@cfleads.org

Len believes that community foundations are critical to reimagining the commonwealth and advancing equity. As Vice President of Learning and Impact (Capacity-Building), he develops approaches and frameworks that advance community foundation learning, assess and refine current learning opportunities, and promote a culture of reflection, learning and continuous improvement.

Leonard Brock (he/him), Vice President of Learning and Impact (Issues)

Read full bio | 617-854-3549 | lbrock@cfleads.org

Leonard Brock believes closing the racial wealth gap is the civil rights and social justice fight of the 21st century. As Vice President of Learning and Impact (Issues), Brock leads CFLeads’ Economic Mobility Action Network by facilitating shared learning and understanding, identifying content expertise to help deepen the knowledge of participants, and creating a safe space for community foundations to learn from each other as they work to advance economic mobility in their communities.

Alaina Ennamorati (she/her), Program Coordinator

Read full bio | 617-854-3546 | aennamorati@cfleads.org

Alaina believes in community foundations’ impactful role as leaders, listeners, and partners with community change-makers. As Program Coordinator, she coordinates and supports CFLeads’ project and program logistics.

Lisette Holmes (she/her), Senior Director of Finance and Administration

617-854-3544 | lholmes@cfleads.org

Lisette believes that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion should be a mission for every community. Through her 15 years of experience working with community foundations, she learned first-hand that community foundations are uniquely structured to support this advancement due to their relationships with local nonprofits and governments. As the Senior Director of Finance and Administration, she will support the financial operations at CFLeads, adhering to the highest quality of accounting and reporting standards that provide transparency, accountability and efficiency.

Enida Jeteric (she/her), Program Coordinator

617-854-3538 | ejeteric@cfleads.org

Enida believes that community foundations are fundamental partners that serve to listen, support, and engage communities to work towards a more equitable and prosperous society. With previous programming experience at a Florida-based community foundation, Enida currently serves as a Program Coordinator with CFLeads assisting in the planning and execution of various programs and projects.

Melody MacLean (she/her), Director of Communications

Read full bio | 617-854-3543 | mmaclean@cfleads.org

Melody believes in the power of community foundations to make a difference on issues that matter, both locally and globally. As the Director of Communications, she sets and guides the overall vision and strategy for CFLeads’ communications efforts, including its website, brand, and marketing.

Caroline Merenda (she/her), Chief of Staff

Read full bio | 617-854-3547 | cmerenda@cfleads.org

Caroline cares deeply about the issues facing our communities and has seen first-hand how community foundations can make a difference. As the Chief of Staff at CFLeads, Caroline oversees and advances the effectiveness and impact of CFLeads and works to build cohesion across the organization.

Rachel Reiss (she/her), Communications Associate

617-854-3536 | rreiss@cfleads.org

Rachel believes that some of the most transformative impacts in communities are spearheaded and supported by community foundations. As the Communications Associate, she supports and implements CFLeads’ communications strategies including website, emails, digital media, and public relations outreach.

Sterling Speirn (he/him), Interim CEO

617-854-3542 | sspeirn@cfleads.org

Sterling serves as CFLeads’ interim CEO. He is the former CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and has spent many years in the community foundation field as former CEO of the Peninsula Community Foundation, interim CEO at the Maine Community Foundation, and former Special Advisor to CFLeads.