Our team works remotely from around the country. Please see below for contact information.

Our office hours are 9am – 5:30pm, Eastern. Currently, the CFLeads team is observing summer office hours to promote and encourage employee well-being. Our office closes at 12pm, Eastern on Fridays through August 30, 2024. This change reflects our commitment to our core values of learning, knowledge, respect, collaboration, equity, and, most recently, well-being.

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.

Kellie Alexander (she/her), Network Engagement Manager

617-226-9914 |

Kellie believes that community foundations are uniquely positioned to be fundamental partners in promoting an engaged culture of philanthropy to catalyze connection and collaboration for innovative and sustainable change. As Network Engagement Manager, Kellie focuses on building relationships that foster collaboration and promote the exchange of knowledge. 

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

Read full bio | 617-226-9901 |

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 | 617-226-9903 |

Leonard 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.

Meghan Cummings (she/her), Senior Vice President of Strategy, Impact, and Operations

617-226-9908 |

Meghan believes that we can make meaningful progress on the most difficult issues when the power and potential of community foundations are unleashed. She comes to CFLeads with 13 years of experience at her local community foundation where she led the gender equity, policy and cross-sector partnership work. Throughout her career, she has activated people and ideas to create communities where everyone can participate, prosper and reach their full potential. As Senior Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Operations, Meghan is responsible for operationalizing CFLeads’ strategic plan and shaping a portfolio of vital, field-leading programs.  

Amanda Holm Hartigan (she/her), Project Director

617-226-9913 |

Amanda believes that the pursuit of racial justice and economic mobility for all are two of the most important challenges communities face today. With over a decade of experience in philanthropy, Amanda has seen the impact community foundations can have when they collaborate, share resources, learn together, and actively listen to the issues and needs of the people and regions they serve. As Project Director for Economic Mobility, Amanda manages the operations of CFLeads’ Economic Mobility initiatives and serves as a partner and resource to our many colleagues in the field.

Leah Hucks (she/her), Executive Administrative Manager, Office of the President

617-371-8334 |

Leah believes that community foundations have the opportunity to promote grassroots leadership and engage communities to have a voice where they live and breathe. With a background in foster care, the social service system, and higher education, Leah has seen the impact of communities rising to support its residents and sees the opportunity for community foundations to offer education, hope, and healing. As the Executive Administrative Manager, Leah provides administrative and special project assistance to the President and CEO to support all aspects of the program of work at CFLeads.

Enida Jeteric (she/her), Program Manager

617-226-9906 |

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.

Danka Klein (she/her), Director of Development and Marketing

617-226-9915 |

Danka understands that community foundations are well positioned and poised to catalyze and facilitate local positive change. Danka is motivated to empower community foundations on their path to community leadership. With her 12 years of experience leading a community foundation, Danka is a passionate fundraiser and advocate for her colleagues. As the Director of Development and Marketing at CFLeads, Danka advances strategies that connect the organization to local and national partners, leads the strategic development plan and oversees the marketing and communications activities.

Caroline Merenda (she/her), Chief of Staff

Read full bio | 617-226-9905 |

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 and Digital Marketing Manager

617-226-9907 |

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 and CEO

Read full bio | 617-226-9902 |

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.