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Women’s Money Matters Welcomes New Board President & Executive Committee

Women’s Money Matters Welcomes New Board President & Executive Committee

Robin Toof is stepping down after 10 years of dedicated service


BOSTON Women’s Money Matters, formerly Budget Buddies, is pleased to announce its new President for its Board of Directors. Robin Toof, Co-Director at the Center For Community Research & Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who has supported Women’s Money Matters for ten years will be replaced as Board President by Brandie Conforti, Chief Global Development Officer at JA Worldwide.


“It is perhaps cliché to say this is with a heavy heart that I step down, but it has been rewarding to be a part of something so real and so good, to get to know the Board members and the Executive Director, and to know I may have had a hand in the successes of this great organization,” Toof said. “I have had a front row view of an organization, first led by two remarkable women with a dream, passion, and energy, grow from serving women in a few groups a year to reaching hundreds through innovative flexible methods.”


“Robin has had a profound impact on the growth of Women’s Money Matters over the last ten years and it has been a pleasure working with her,” said Danielle Piskadlo, Executive Director of Women’s Money Matters. “We are so grateful for Robin’s dedication to our mission and success.”


Toof is succeeded by Conforti, who served as the vice president of the Board. 


“I am excited to step into this role and to support Women’s Money Matters as it continues to expand its work and reach through innovative new techniques and methods,” Conforti said. “I am proud to support an organization that is so deeply dedicated to empowering women and ensuring they have the resources they need as they take control of their financial future and work to create a more secure future for themselves and their families.” 


In addition to this change, Women’s Money Matters is pleased to announce it’s additional Executive Committee members:

  • Senior Credit Analyst with First Republic Bank Anne Muita of Acton will now step into the role as Vice Chair.
  • Managing Principal & Chief Investment Officer at Mission Park Capital Enrique Perez of Cambridge will now serve as Clerk.
  • Chief Financial Officer of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Shandra Gardiner of Boston will take over as the board treasurer.