Len Bartel, Senior Director of Strategy and Learning
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
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
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.
Melody MacLean, Director of Communications
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
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.