As President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank
, Catherine D'Amato runs New England's largest hunger-relief organization as an extremely efficient and effective nonprofit food distribution business.
Under D'Amato's vision and leadership, The Greater Boston Food Bank
has transformed into a nearly $50 million charitable business - an organization that now leads the region in getting nutritious food to more than 600 hunger-relief organizations that annually serve more than 320,000 hungry residents of the nine counties and 190 cities and towns of eastern Massachusetts.
D'Amato's work has been recognized with a 2008 Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
, and she
was also listed as one of the top 50 most powerful people in Boston in the May 2008 issue of Boston magazine.
Her professional activities include serving as the Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Nutrition Board, on the Board of Directors of the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Food Association, and on the board of America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network.
She has served on other boards, including the Newmarket Business Association, the Boston Public Market Association, and the Human Rights Campaign.
D'Amato earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the University of San Francisco and Business Management Certificates from Harvard University and Smith College.