Staff

Jenny Amory, Executive Director, has more than 30 years of experience in community organizations focusing on women's leadership and quality educational programs for children and youth. Most recently she served as Development Director for BPE (formerly Boston Plan for Excellence), a $7 million organization that works to ensure an excellent education for all Boston children. Prior to that position, Jenny served as the Executive Director of Teen Voices, a journalism, mentoring, and leadership program for girls in Boston that publishes a print and online magazine worldwide. In addition to her extensive nonprofit management experience, Jenny has served on several boards including Third Sector New England and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. In 2011, she was honored as a Barr Foundation Fellow. 

Jenny has a BS in Social Work from New York University and a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T.  She lived in Brookline for 13 years, and her two children, Jeremy and Kyle, attended the Lincoln School and Brookline High School. 

Laura Becker, Finance Director, has over 35 years of nonprofit experience with 20 of those being in a senior management position.  Prior to joining Brookline Community Foundation, she was the Chief Financial Officer at Catholic Charities Worcester County overseeing a $10M operating budget.  While at Catholic Charities, she was instrumental in upgrading many of their systems including payroll, general ledger fund accounting, fundraising and client management software.  Before that, Laura worked for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, a private nonprofit human service agency in Framingham, where she was the Director of Grants and Contracts.  In her capacity there, she was responsible for over 80 grants and contracts funded by federal, state, and local governments as well as private donations and foundations.  Laura graduated from Framingham State University with a degree in Economics.

Jennifer Lemire, Programs Director, has more than 14 years of experience managing domestic and international grants and building robust community development and grant making programs. Prior to joining the Brookline Community Foundation, Jennifer was the International Programs Director at the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) in San Francisco, an organization that provides students and professionals with intensive training in grassroots sustainable development and technical assistance and human resources support to overseas partner organizations. In addition to her time at FSD, Jennifer also worked for Grassroots International, a Boston-based international development and human rights organization that supports community-led sustainable development projects, the Tikvah Fund, and El Circulo de Mujeres/The Circle of Women. Jennifer holds a Master of Arts in International Development from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Amy Silberstein, Director of Leadership Giving, has more than 22 years of non-profit and fundraising experience in the Greater Boston area. Most recently, Amy was part of the Leadership Gifts team in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Brandeis University.  As Associate Director, she focused on major gift fundraising for all aspects of the university including scholarship, the arts and planned giving. She co-founded the Brandeis Arts Council for outreach and alumni engagement, formed to raise funds for, and bring greater attention to, the University‚Äôs fine arts, theatre and music departments. Amy has been an active volunteer for many non-profit organizations in the Boston area, including Cradles to Crayons, Birthday Wishes and Community Servings. Three years ago, Amy co-founded an organization called Food To Your Table, whose mission is to bring food "from those that grow it to those who need it." Amy graduated with a BA from Brown University.

Kathryn DeRobertis, Donor Services Manager, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelors Degree in English. She has been involved in many nonprofits, including the Massachusetts Justice Project in Worcester, MA. Following graduation, Kathryn joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She was selected to work with the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, assisting in the daily operations of the largest food pantry in the county.  

Kippy Rudy, Administrative Director, has held leadership positions in marketing and development throughout Maine, leading campaigns raising more than $10 million at Portland Stage Company, Portland Museum of Art, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She has also been an executive director for an opera company and an alternative music venue, as well as with VSA arts of Maine, a statewide arts and disability advocacy organization affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At VSA, she managed a staff of nine and led a network serving 700 artists, regularly lobbying at the state and federal level for increased funding for arts education, standards-based arts education, and increased accessibility to the arts. In 2016, she relocated to Boston to serve as the Deputy Director of MASS Creative, where she oversaw the legal, financial and administrative aspects of the organization. She earned her BA in art from Drew University and has exhibited as a visual artist. She lives in Dorchester with her two daughters, Arden and Marina. 

Emmanuel (Manny) Adaramewa, Office Manager, graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Prior to his studies in the United States, Emmanuel was born and raised in London, England. Since his relocation, he has served as a coordinator and mentor for a former outreach program, where he specialized in assisting both academically and behaviorally challenged youth. In his senior year, Emmanuel also interned at the Mayor's Office in Salisbury, Maryland.

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