Who We Are

Building upon our rich history of success, the Community leadership Institute of Cape Cod and the Islands has made a strategic decision to broaden its offerings. To fulfill the mission of inspiring, developing and connecting current and future leaders for the betterment of the community, CLI has become Leadership Cape Cod.

Leadership Cape Cod will make more of an impact by offering more programs and services to more
people, businesses and community organizations.

Leadership Cape Cod goals are:

  • To provide the tools for leaders to thrive in their businesses and community.
  • To enhance leadership and civic engagement (community service) skills.
  • To cultivate connections and fosters thoughtful conversations and collaborative skills.
  • To offer a learning community network of friends and colleagues.
  • To drive change and innovation while helping to shape the future of the Cape Cod region

Board Of Directors & Staff

Martin Bruemmel
Leadership Cape Cod Board President

Marty Bruemmel is President of the Cape Cod Community Media Center, based in Dennis Port. Prior to his appointment in 2013, he started a valet parking business in 1981, selling the company in 2013. He’s not only worked in the valet parking/parking management business for over 30 years, but has consulted with national parking companies and held positions as purchasing and safety manager for several national food manufacturing companies and has training and vast experience in the property and casualty insurance area as well as safety and loss prevention. He owns a voice over/imaging business and a broadcasting and media production company, Cape and Islands Radio.com.

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A 2012 graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod, he now sits as president of the board of directors. He’s involved in the local community as a member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals, Cape Cod Technology Council, sits on the board of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce and the South Side Civic Association of Dennis.  In 2018, he opened a new liquor store in West Dennis, Paradise Liquors. 

Abigail Adams
Leadership Cape Cod Board Vice President

Abigail is originally from upstate NY and summered here throughout childhood. In 2002 she bought a home in Orleans.

She began her Cape Cod career here with an HR consulting/recruiting firm. That was a great introduction to business on the Cape. She started changing from a recruiter into more of a consultant to assist small businesses. She has worked for a few companies in business development and is at Secure Networks as the Director of Business Development.

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Abby has held board positions with several non-profit organizations, such as the Cape Cod Human Resource Association and Cape Cod Young Professionals. She feels attached to the mission of CCYP, as she came to the Cape with no local connections and has seen first-hand what the power of networking with like-minded individuals can do both professionally and personally. She has been recognized by Cape & Plymouth Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40” top young business leaders in southeastern Massachusetts. She sits on the boards of Orleans Chamber of commerce, serves on the Youth Council and volunteers for both WE CAN and the Lower Cape Outreach Council.

When she is not working or volunteering you can most likely find her camping out on Nauset Beach.

Mike Redfield
Leadership Cape Cod Board Treasurer

Mike Redfield was born and raised in West Yarmouth. He received his Bachelors degree in Business from Bryant University in 2004. Mike spent 9 years living in San Diego from 2007 to 2016 enjoying the ocean and the outdoors year round and experienced immense professional growth by seizing on an opportunity to start a niche business within the construction industry. He grew his business year over year and sold it in 2016 so he and his wife Robbi could move to the Cape to settle down and start a family. Mike is currently the Sales Manager of the Personal Insurance Team at Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency and is an active member in the community.

More About Mike

Mike is an alumnus of the Community Leadership Institute class of 2017 and is happy to be involved with the organization on the Alumni Committee and as Board Treasurer. Mike lives in Plymouth with his wife and cute 1 year old daughter Charlotte. In his free time you will find him enjoying time with his family and being active outdoors.

Mike loves participating with Leadership Cape Cod as it enables him to connect with likeminded individuals who are passionate about their own personal growth and the growth of their community.

Sarah Colvin
Leadership Cape Cod Board Clerk

Sarah Colvin is a broadcast journalist who has worked in both radio and television on Cape Cod.  She began her career in 2005, reporting and anchoring local news on stations WQRC and WOCN, as well as producing weekly public affairs segments. She joined the Town of Barnstable as News Coordinator in 2011, and spent five years as producer and host of the Town’s award-winning daily municipal television newscast, “Barnstable This Morning.”  She’s reported from one end of Cape Cod to the other, talking with local leaders, experts, and newsmakers on a myriad of topics.  Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for Cape Cod Young Professionals, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod.  

More About Sarah

Sarah is a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute and holds a Certificate in Municipal Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University. She is a proud resident of the village of Hyannis. You can watch “Cape Media News” every Friday at 5:30 on Channel 99 in Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Chatham, and view episodes online at www.capemedia.org

Catherine Baker

Catherine joined Housing Assistance Corporation in December 2018. Through her work at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Young Professionals, Cape Cod Academy, and the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance she realized how rewarding it was to assist a nonprofit organization in exceeding its goals and fulfilling its mission. She has had the great honor of working with dedicated and passionate professionals that share her commitment of supporting the nonprofit sector on Cape Cod and looks forward to contributing to Housing Assistance Corporation.

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Catherine was adopted from Lima, Peru as a baby and raised on Cape Cod. After graduating from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in 2009 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Endicott College in 2013. Most recently, Catherine was a recipient of the 2018 Cape & Plymouth Business’ 40 Under 40 Award. She is a CCYP Giving Circle Donor that kickstarted her professional development by graduating from the CCYP Mentor Exchange Year II program in May 2016, and Leadership Cape Cod’s Community Leadership Institute program in June 2016. She joined the Leadership Cape Cod Board of Directors in October 2017 and enjoys volunteering for the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands Philanthropy Day Marketing Committee.

In her free time, Catherine loves traveling, spending time with family/friends, and taking advantage of the Cape’s beautiful beaches. She currently lives in Cotuit with her boyfriend, golden retriever, and cat. She plans to remain on Cape Cod for the foreseeable future and looks forward to the exciting journey ahead!

Margot Cahoon

As strategic marketing manager for Riverview School, Margot is responsible for the schools marketing messaging and materials, as well as public relations initiatives. She manages the school’s website, social media, advertising, newsletters, videos, photos and other forms of communication.

Margot earned a BA in communication studies from the University of Rhode Island. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has led the marketing communications, community relations, and public relations initiatives of leading regional and national non-profit organizations, including The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, The March of Dimes, New Jersey Chapter; The American Diabetes Association, Rhode Island Affiliate; and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Chapter.

More About Margot

In addition to her role on the Board of Leadership Cape Cod, Margot is on the PR Committee for the Massachusetts Association of Accredited Private Schools (MAAPS), and the Marketing Committee for Philanthropy Day Cape Cod.

Margot grew up in Harwich and resides in Centerville. She enjoys cheering on her kids at their many events, writing, cooking, and entertaining family and friends.

Jackie DeRuyter

Jackie deRuyter is a sculptural fiber artist living and working in Brewster. Prior to pursuing a career in art, she studied reproductive and cellular biology at the University of Massachusetts, where she received her B.S. and Ph.D. Jackie also completed a master’s degree in business administration during that time. She taught courses in biology and genetics at the University of Connecticut and Cape Cod Community College.

An irrepressible passion for the arts motivated Jackie to begin showing her artwork in local galleries and shows. She now works as a studio artist and also works with a local ballet studio, providing costume design and artistic consultation. She is an amateur musician, studying violin and piano at the Cape Cod Conservatory. Jackie believes that the arts are an integral part of the community and should be both appreciated and supported.

More About Jackie

Jackie serves on the Cape Symphony and Conservatory board of trustees. When not in her studio, Jackie can be found enjoying time with her husband and three children.

Mairead Graf

Mairead grew up in Manchester, N.H. She received her bachelor’s degree from Keene State College. After graduation, she moved to Peabody, Mass., and worked for Enterprise Rent A Car. Two years later she married her husband, whom she had met while studying at Keene State. He is from Dennis, works as a teacher and runs a charter fishing boat in the summer. The most logical thing for her to do was relocate to the Cape!

Mairead has been with the Animal Rescue League since September 2017. She loves starting each day giving a “pat on the head” to our four-footed friends! She is the first Development Officer the league has hired on Cape Cod. The league has been on the Cape for almost 100 years and Mairead is excited to work with their Cape donor base and assist in keeping animals happy and healthy in their habitats and homes.

More About Mairead

Mairead has lived on the Cape since 2006.  She resides in East Dennis with her husband, their son and daughter.  Mairead is also an active member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals and served on their board for over five years. In 2013 she was recognized by Cape and Plymouth Magazine as one of the Cape’s top “40 under 40.” She also sat on the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce board for four years and spends one day a week doing project work for them. Her favorite time of the year is the summer, when she enjoys spending time on the beach and boat with family and friends.

Molly MacGregor

With an interest in combining the positive aspects of business and marketing to help improve our communities, Molly earned a bachelor’s of arts in environmental studies from Brown University in Providence, R.I. To support her studies, she opened a seasonal, fair-trade jewelry store in Provincetown. She turned her green building concentration into a job as a construction manager for a community shopping center developer, which brought her to live in Boston, Colombia, S.C., and Washington DC. Molly then spent three years enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and marketing fun for Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards.

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After years of adventure, Molly jumped at the chance to move back to the Cape to grow and develop Cape Cod Coffee in Mashpee. Cape Cod Coffee brought to life Molly’s interest in using business to promote environmental protection and social responsibility while creating jobs in her local community. In 2015, Molly sold the coffee business to a local couple. She now works in real estate development for her family’s businesses, which include Sun Self Storages and Cape Cod Harley-Davidson. She lives in Chatham and spends her free time strolling the beaches with her husband, John; son, Quint; and their dogs, Louie and Floyd.

Sean Randall

Sean Randall was born and raised in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He attended the West Bridgewater public schools, Suffolk University, the Gemological Institute of America, and the Community Leadership Institute. While still in college, he began working for the Massachusetts Department of Education, where he overhauled the Student Government Day program and the U.S. Senate Youth program. His training seminars and promotional materials continue to be used by these programs.

Sean has vast experience in launching or revamping organizations to the degree that they are significantly stronger through his collaborative leadership. Sean most recently has served as Sturgis Charter Public School Parent Association President, Senior Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church, board member of Leadership Cape Cod, and board member of the Suffolk University Parent Leadership Council.

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Sean also works professionally in the marketing and business development field. His most recent clients or employers have included the Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Dow Jones Local Media Group, and Falmouth Publishing. He also advises many nonprofits and serves regularly as a fundraising consultant and charity auctioneer. His background also includes several years as a diamond buyer, restaurant manager in locations throughout the U.S., and nonprofit development and fundraising. He is a former board president of the National Marine Life Center and has served two terms as president of the Community Leadership Institute.  Sean is the recipient of the Cape Cod Media Group’s annual John Wilcox Good Neighbor Award in recognition of his volunteer service to the Cape community. He spends his leisure time relaxing in Sagamore Beach with his wife and four children.

Jacob Stapledon

Jacob is a native Cape Codder who has worked in a variety of human service and education roles with individuals of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Jacob received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and found his passion providing training and education to those supporting individuals who have experienced trauma by focusing on recovery, advocacy and strength-based approaches.

This passion lead of training, education and prevention lead him to Children’s Cove, the Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center where he works to raise awareness of child abuse issues, prevention education for parents and caregivers, and how to best respond to children who have made disclosures of abuse for anyone who works with children.

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Jacob is a member of Cape Cod Young Professionals, a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of 2018, member of the board of Leadership Cape Cod, a partner to a wonderful woman, a father of incredible twins, a new homeowner, an adventurer, outdoorsman, and craft beer enthusiast.

Bob Cody
Leadership Cape Cod Executive Director

Throughout his career Bob Cody has a demonstrated record of leadership, problem-solving, organizational development, maximizing individual contributions, and continuous operational improvement. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience in corporate, academic and non-profit organizations.

In positions of vice-president of worldwide research, development and engineering, dean of academic and student affairs, board member and board chair, Cody has led organizations in innovation and growth specializing in developing new programs, products and services, while increasing revenue and organizational growth, leading change management transformations to take those organizations to new levels of performance. He is currently the chief executive partner of Innoreate, a business consulting firm and the Executive Director of Leadership Cape Cod.

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A member of the Leadership Cape Cod’s CLI class of 2012, Cody brings a passion for community service with him to Leadership Cape Cod. He has previously been a member of the board of directors of Groundwork Bridgeport in Bridgeport CT, the Stratford CT YMCA where he also led a father-daughter youth program, and was a member and co-chair of the Stratford CT School District’s Board of Education.  Under his leadership, the school district board received a statewide leadership award from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. Since coming to the Cape, Cody has continued his commitment to the community by serving as a member of the board of directors of CLI, Open Cape, Cape Cod Technology Council and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, where he is the board chair.