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IRMA GONZÁLEZ   Interim Chief Executive Officer

Irma V. González has been principal of Zoen Resources since 1995, advancing domestic social justice and international human rights issues in collaboration with foundation and non-profit clients by creating customized, participatory approaches to strategy planning, program and grantmaking portfolio development, program and organizational evaluation, and organizational development and restructuring.

A seasoned change and transition management professional, Irma has designed strategy and facilitated planning processes for a wide diversity of advocacy non-profits and philanthropies. She has managed collaborative funds, functioned as a social justice grantmaker, and consulted with leading private and public human rights philanthropies and organizations in the arenas of racial justice, gender equity, criminal and juvenile justice, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and immigrant rights.

Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in El Salvador and Brazil, Irma is bilingual in Spanish and English and fluent in Portuguese and French. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and completed her graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School. Irma has served on a number of governing and advisory boards, and is currently chair of the Campus Affairs Committee of the Wesleyan University Board of Trustees. As vice-chair of the board from 2013 to 2015 she led an initiative on equity and inclusion to address the University’s obligations to its evolving student body and educate trustees on issues of bias, privilege, and other structural factors that promote and support inequity.

igonzalez@mywomensfund.org
413-529-0087 x111

 
       
       
 

MONICA M. BORGATTI   Director of Philanthropy

Monica manages all fundraising efforts for the Fund, including managing relationships with individual donors, corporate, and foundation partners. She comes to the Women's Fund with a strong background including experience creating and coordinating strategic fundraising plans, special event planning, and planned giving campaigns. In addition, she has been a longtime volunteer for the Women's Fund serving on several of the organization's committees including the grantmaking committee.

Prior to joining the staff of the Women's Fund, Monica served as the Major and Planned Giving Officer for WGBY. A native of western Massachusetts, she is the immediate past president of Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts and currently serves as an at-large board member. Monica also volunteers as a team coach for Leadership Pioneer Valley. She is an alumna of Bay Path University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy. In 2011, Monica was named a 40 Under Forty honoree by BusinessWest. In her free time, Monica enjoys painting, exploring craft beers & breweries, and cooking.

mborgatti@mywomensfund.org
413.529.0087 x114

 
       
       
 

JULIE HOLT   Office Manager

Julie's background is in the field of music education, and she spent many years teaching choral music in the public school system. Julie continues to work part time as a church choir director and church secretary. When she left teaching several years ago, she discovered the Women's Fund and began utilizing her administrative and organizational skills by working in the office. She is detail-oriented, very organized, and extremely happy to be a part of a team that works together toward a common mission.

jholt@mywomensfund.org
413.529.0087 x110

 
       
       
 

ELLEN MOORHOUSE   Program Officer

Ellen is responsible for implementing and coordinating all aspects of the Fund's grant and leadership programs, including the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI), and other initiatives that promote the strengths of women and girls. In addition, she oversees the public relations/community relations activities of the Fund including working with the Women's Fund's Marketing Committee to prepare annual reports, press releases, brochures, and other aspects of the Fund's communications plan.

Ellen is a life-long Girl Scout and serves on the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee where she is a mentor for young women seeking their Gold Award, the highest award that a young woman can earn in Scouting. She is a current member of the Springfield Rotary Club, and on the Board of Directors of the YPS (Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield). In this capacity, she serves on the events committee, and helps to coordinate the annual Vote the Valley event, which brings together elected officials, candidates, local business representatives and community members far and wide to foster an inclusive business networking environment. Previously she was a Senior Program Manager for the City of Springfield Office of Housing, and has five years experience as an appraiser with Moorhouse Appraisal Service, and a Realtor, with NRG Real Estate Services.

Ellen was born and raised in the City of Springfield, and received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Political Science, with a Five College Honors Certificate in International Relations. Ellen is an avid bookworm who loves to travel, and you will find her in her beloved garden with her fruits and vegetables every spare moment she gets.

emoorhouse@mywomensfund.org
413.529.0087 x113