Meet the Staff

Mary Woodman Amato / Administrative
There is a great spirit of creative teamwork and purpose at CW. My Maine, small-town beginnings give me a strong connection to the values of “community”. These are expressed through wonderful diversity and focus in the intention and action of CW. When asked, “What is the meaning of life?” The Dalai Lama answered – “To be happy and to make others happy”. This is the work we do at CW; just about the most positively rewarding place I’ve ever worked.”

Catherine Brady/ – came to Community Works in 2006, after filling many and varied roles, from organizing to finance and administration, in the social change world in the Boston area. For more years than I can remember, I have admired the unique and critical role Community Works has played in our area. It’s amazing to see what a large, effective, and visible force for change this very small staff has built (with the involvement of very active Board of Directors). I see the big difference CW makes to people in Massachusetts and I’m so grateful to be part of this team.

Catherine Joseph/Interim
Catherine spent many years on the Community Works Board of Directors in officer positions before she came on board as Interim Administrator.  She brings knowledge of the inner workings of a cooperative alternative funding board and an expertise in the landscape of philanthropy.  She hopes to use her knowledge and experience to further the mission and goals of Community Works and to prove that a collaborative and cooperative approach to fundraising, using CW’s unique platform, is both cost efficient and successful.

Annie Seekins/ Workplace Campaign Coordinator –
Annie is a proud Mainer! She attended the University of New Hampshire attaining a degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She gave a year of service as a Vista Volunteer for the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire working with donors and events.

Dalia Gonzalez/ Program
Dalia is a fourth year student at UC Santa Cruz. As part of her major in Community Studies, she chose to do her six month field study with Community Works because like her, they believe in a culture of collectivism. She is dedicated to creating a just world both environmentally and socially by being an active community member.

Meredith Smith, CPA/ Director of Finance
Meredith works diligently with CW leadership and Board of Directors to be sure they have the information they need to run a financially proficient and transparent organization.


Fran Froehlich /Former Executive Director (1999- 2016),
Fran is cofounder and former director of the Boston-based umbrella group Community Works. She and cofounder Kip Tiernan created Community Works in 1982 to develop a source of support for social justice member organizations, primarily through partnerships with local businesses as part of their employee giving campaigns. After retiring from Community Works Fran resumed her role as Director of The Poor People’s United Fund.