Chief Executive Officer
Mary has worked with CWFI since 2005 serving as the Executive Director for four (4) tax seasons. In 2016 she transitioned to President/CEO and leads an office staff of six along with 65+ consultants, tax law trainers, tax site management teams, auditors and 850+ volunteers. She continues to uphold the vision of a year-round tax program and is currently designing a strategy for implementation and growth of the Campaign for Working Families as a whole. Mary continues to oversee evaluation, data analysis and program review throughout the year; creates the budget; monitors budget compliance; is the spokesperson to media, community, and national entities. She tirelessly advocates for increased funding to continue providing services at no cost to the communities we serve.
Director of Operations
Donna joined the CWF management team three seasons ago after serving as a committed Tax Site Manager for the 3 seasons prior; successfully surpassing her sites’ productivity goal in excess of 12% all three seasons. Donna has been responsible for planning and implementing CWF’s tax site operations on an annual basis, establishing and directing the training curriculum for the Campaign’s tax operations staff and volunteer tax preparers. She recruits, selects and supervises all site staff including Site Managers and Assistant Site Managers, and works closely with the Volunteer Coordinators throughout the planning process and during the tax season to integrate new initiatives into training and site Operations.
Volunteer & Special Projects Manager
Jonathan joined the CWF management team in July 2015 after working as a Site Manager for the Lighthouse tax site in North Philadelphia. Jonathan brings with him years of organizational management and community organizing experience, making him a great fit to manage and coordinate the recruitment and retention of the Campaign’s amazing pool of volunteers.
Eric grew up in Pitman, NJ and after graduating from Pitman High School was accepted into Temple University. Eric is an Accounting major, expecting his degree in December 2015. He is excited to apply his newly acquired knowledge and skill to his responsibilities with the Campaign. As a key member of the Management Team, Eric is responsible for bookkeeping and financial management. His primary focus is the efficient acquisition and deployment of both short- and long-term financial resources, to ensure the objectives of the Campaign are achieved.
North Central Financial Center Manager
Michelle provides coordination, organization and supervision for all aspects of the Campaign’ year round tax site. Michelle is ultimately responsible for maintaining the quality procedures and processes required by the IRS and Campaign to ensure the overall accuracy of tax returns prepared and e-filed at the site. Michelle gained her experience working with Opportunity Service Corporation with a background in HUD Recertification.
Director of Asset Development
Ken joined the management team in January of 2017 and is responsible for helping clients build economic security through savings programs, financial education, tax credits, public benefit enrollment, and more. He is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, holds a master’s degree, and has received numerous awards (congressional, state and local) for leadership and public service. Deeply committed to the mission of CWFI, Ken lives by the motto “Nobody cares what you know until they know that you care.”
Southern NJ Operations Manager
Mike joined the team after volunteering in Cape May County. He has oversight of all operational functions for the three counties in the Southern NJ region (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties), particularly planning, implementation and evaluation of tax services. He moved to Wildwood Crest in 2017 from Maryland where he was the Executive Director of MakingChange, a nonprofit organization that provides financial wellness programs including a Tax Site. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation, a nonprofit which promotes the connections between the Coast Guard families and the people of Cape May County. His previous experience included corporate finance positions with General Electric and America Online before earning his Certified Financial Planner™ designation to work with wealth management firms. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and completed the MBA Fellows program at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Howard County Premier Class of 2014 and the Leadership Cape May County Class of 2018.
Eche is the newest staff member of the campaign family. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Eche grew up and schooled in Nigeria where he graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Electronic with a Major in Telecom and Electronic. Eche is responsible for IT management and equipment procurement and also serves as the office manager. His primary focus is efficiently managing all IT/office resources to ensure the objectives of CWF are achieved.