Staff

Staff
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 | lbartel@cfleads.org

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.

Leonard Brock, Project Director

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 Project Director, 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.

Angela Brown, Vice President for Policy and Program

Read full bio | 617-854-3544 | abrown@cfleads.org

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 | dellwood@cfleads.org

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 | aennamorati@cfleads.org

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 | 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, Senior Director of Administration

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 Senior Director of Administration at CFLeads, Caroline manages the internal operations of the organization and supports a high level of engagement in our learning opportunities.