Cathy Frey

Interim Executive Director

Phone: 608-239-8640

Email: [email protected]

Cathy Frey served as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, now Groundworks New Mexico from 2014 to 2020 and recently joined in December 2021. She has an extensive background working with non-profits, foundations and state and local government to promote healthy and equitable communities.  She previously worked for the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was responsible for grants, special funding initiatives, program planning and evaluation for an internal foundation with assets of over $300 million.  Catherine has a MPA and MSPH from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Minnesota respectively.

Cathy is committed to social change strategies that respect local expertise and build capacity through collaboration and community empowerment. In working with non-profits and grantmakers of all sizes, she understands that organizational collaboration and multi-sector partnerships have enormous potential for greater social impact.  Cathy is an active community supporter and has served on the board of numerous government committees, local non-profit organizations, and community advisory boards.

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