From left to right: Deborah Ellwood, Len Bartel, Melody MacLean, Caroline Merenda, Angela Brown. Not pictured: Alaina Ennamorati
Our team is based out of Boston, MA with remote offices in New York state. You can reach us using the coordinates below during regular office hours.

Len Bartel, Senior Director of Strategy and Learning

Read full bio | 617-854-3548 |

Len believes that community foundations are critical to reimagining the commonwealth and advancing equity. As Senior Director of Strategy and Learning, 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.

Angela Brown, Vice President for Policy and Program

Read full bio | 617-854-3544 |

Angela believes that we will have achieved equity when one’s race or ethnicity no longer determines one’s life outcomes. As VP for Policy and Program, she assists community foundations to galvanize action on the critical issues of the day by conceptualizing, developing and delivering learning opportunities that help community foundations advance effective practice and address these critical issues.

Deborah A. Ellwood, President and CEO

Read full bio | 617-854-3542 |

Deborah believes that community foundations are uniquely positioned to be vital partners in building strong communities and she is passionate about helping the field be all it can be. As President and CEO of CFLeads, she guides the strategic direction of the organization and builds alliances that help community foundations deepen their impact.

Alaina Ennamorati, Project Coordinator

Read full bio | 617-854-3546 |

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

Melody MacLean, Director of Communications

Read full bio | 617-854-3543 |

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 Jonah Merenda, Director of Operations and Program Services

Read full bio | 617-854-3547 |

Caroline cares deeply about the issues facing our communities and has seen first-hand how community foundations can make a difference. As the Director of Operations and Program Services at CFLeads, Caroline manages the program logistics and internal operations of the organization and supports a high level of engagement in our learning opportunities.