Community Action Works
Community Action Works

OUR LEADERSHIP

Leigh-Anne Cole

Leigh-Anne Cole


Acting Executive Director

Leigh-Anne Cole

Acting Executive Director

With nearly 20 years of organizing experience, Leigh-Anne is passionate about recruiting, training and supporting people who want to take action for public health, the environment and other causes. From 2008 to 2012, Leigh-Anne coordinated the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project, which helped more than 300,000 people register to vote and contacted more than 1 million people to get out and vote. Leigh-Anne started her career as a Campus Organizer with MASSPIRG, during which time she campaigned (with a coalition that included Toxics Action Center) to make the state’s “Filthy Five” power plants clean up or shut down. Leigh-Anne is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of Fordham University.

Email: leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org

Phone: (857) 702-2645

Janet Domenitz


President

Janet Domenitz

President

Janet Domenitz is the Executive Director of MASSPIRG Education Fund. Janet first got her start working with Community Action Works as part of the Massachusetts Campaign to Clean Up Hazardous Waste which fought to clean up hazardous waste dumpsites across Massachusetts. Since 1989, Janet has coordinated policy research and public education for the largest public interest group in Massachusetts. She also serves on the board of Massachusetts Common Cause, which recognized her with its 2005 Distinguished Citizen Award, and previously served on the national governing board of Common Cause. Janet is also president of the Consumer Federation of America, and was a founding member of Earth Day Greater Boston. She joined the MASSPIRG staff in 1980 after graduating from Brandeis University. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two sons, and serves on the school committee of her synagogue.

Email: janet.domenitz@masspirg.org

Phone: (617) 747-4320

Johanna Neumann


Board Member

Johanna Neumann

Board Member

Johanna Neumann is the senior director of Environment America’s campaign for 100% renewable energy, where she directs strategy and staff for Environment America’s energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. Johanna has served on the Board of Directors for over a decade and first got her start with Community Action Works as a Community Organizer. Johanna has spent more than 20 years on environmental organizing and public interest advocacy and in prior positions, led public health campaigns to restrict smoking in all workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass leading energy efficiency legislation at the state level in Maryland. Today, Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she is active in local politics, enjoys growing dahlias, and spending time outside with her family.

Email: johanna@environmentamerica.org

Phone: (867) 702-2645

Aimee Diaz


COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Aimee Diaz

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Aimee Diaz is a Community Organizer with Community Action Works. She is passionate about training and empowering community members. Aimee got her start in activism working on a campaign to transition her home state of California to 100% renewable electricity. Aimee graduated from the University of California Riverside.

Email: aimee@communityationworks.org

Max Haworth


Community Organizer

Max Haworth

Community Organizer

Max was born and raise in Hawaii where he became passionate about making a difference on plastic pollution. Max loves training and empowering people and doing his part to create the next wave of activists. Max launched his career in 2016 by running canvass offices with the Fund for the Public Interest on behalf of Environment Oregon and OSPIRG for three years. Max graduated from Lewis and Clark.

Email: max@communityactionworks.org

Phone: 857-702-2645

SUSAN KAPLAN


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

SUSAN KAPLAN

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Susan is the Media Relations Manager with Community Action Works and helps community leaders develop and hone their campaign messaging, get media attention and elevate their stories. Susan’s a veteran public radio journalist. She hosted All Things Considered on New England Public Radio for more than two decades. Her radio stories have aired nationally on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Here and Now, ” The World” and “Marketplace.” Susan got her start with activism in College with MASSPIRG at UMASS Amherst. Susan lives in Amherst, MA.

Email: action@communityactionworks.org

Phone: 857-702-2645