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 for Learning and Impact (Capacity-Building)

Read full bio | 617-854-3548 |

Len believes that community foundations are critical to reimagining the commonwealth and advancing equity. As Vice President for 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 for Learning and Impact (Issues)

Read full bio | 617-854-3549 |

Leonard Brock believes closing the racial wealth gap is the civil rights and social justice fight of the 21st century. As Vice President for 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.

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

617-854-3544 |

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 Manager

617-854-3538 |

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 Program Manager at CFLeads, assisting in the planning and execution of various programs and projects.

Caroline Merenda (she/her), Chief of Staff

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 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 & Digital Marketing Manager

617-854-3536 |

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

Mary L. Thomas (she/her), President & CEO

Read full bio | 617-854-3542 |

Mary knows that there is incredible momentum in the community foundation field to do more community leadership. With over 25 years of experience in the community foundation field, Mary is adept at amplifying community voice through grassroots leadership training and is a tireless advocate for racial equity. As the President & CEO, Mary is using her skills as a dynamic leader, connector and relationship-builder to identify opportunities, develop strategies and implement initiatives that will help strengthen community foundations’ capacity to do more community leadership.